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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

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Randal Kleiser

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Stuart Gordon (characters), Brian Yuzna (characters) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... Wayne
Marcia Strassman ... Diane
Robert Oliveri ... Nick
Daniel Shalikar Daniel Shalikar ... Adam
Joshua Shalikar ... Adam
Lloyd Bridges ... Clifford Sterling
John Shea ... Hendrickson
Keri Russell ... Mandy
Ron Canada ... Marshall Brooks
Amy O'Neill ... Amy Szalinski
Michael Milhoan ... Capt. Ed Myerson
Gregory Sierra ... Terence Wheeler
Leslie Neale ... Constance Winters
Julia Sweeney ... Nosey Neighbor
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Nosey Neighbor
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Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of over 100 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land. Written by <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for frenetic action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Baby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,083,318, 19 July 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,662,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,000,000, 31 December 1992
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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(at around 1h 8 mins) At the beginning of the film, when Wayne first goes into Adam's room, the meowing Kit-Cat Clock (from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)) can be seen in the upper-left corner of the screen. See more »

Goofs

The final scene--and the punchline--of the first film features the shrinking machine in reverse, and the family feasts on enlarged food. In fact, reversing the effects of the machine is how the kids went from tiny to normal size. In the second film, Wayne is working for a company that is testing a completely different machine that will enlarge things, and the shrink machine is in storage. It is never explained why simply reversing his shrink machine wasn't the answer. See more »

Quotes

Wayne: Oh no. Honey, I shrunk the kids.
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Alternate Versions

Many scenes cut from original but added to network television version: - More scenes of Nick and Mandy running through neighborhood looking for Adam; - Mean magician neighbor pulling colored handkerchiefs out of her coat; - After Adam pulls ad sign out from ground and drops it, he steps on it; - After Nick gives Mandy a giant raisin, he tells her to relax because they're headed for Vegas; - After Adam catches the car with Nick and Mandy in it, he talks to them before stuffing them in his pocket; - Diane giving Wayne reasons why she should be enlarged to save Adam; - More scenes of Adam talking to the crowd below when he arrives in Vegas; - More scenes of the TV reporter explaining situation with Adam when he first arrives at desert highway and when he's playing "Hard Rock Cafe" guitar. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Performed by The Bee Gees
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King Baby!
9 April 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

That affable, amiable, absent minded professor family man Wayne (Rick Moranis) is back, but now his experiments in size are funded by a big time company and he's a hot property. Unfortunately, his new toddler son, Adam, is the one who gets zapped this time, but instead of shrinking, he's turned into a toddler of Godzilla proportions. If you thought Wayne's wife was unhappy with Wayne shrinking their older son Nick and daughter Amy (who only cameos here) in the first film, just wait till you see her lose it here when she finds out her little boy Adam here! Now it's a race against time for Wayne to shrink Adam back down to size before he's destroyed by an uncaring society, with help from his now teenage son Nick and his girlfriend, Kerri Russell before she hit it big with "Felicity".

May strain the cuteness for some, will warm the hearts of others. Followed by a direct to video sequel that's not even worth the price of rental.


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