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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

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for frenetic action | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$58,662,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,662,452
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film is rated PG in America. The film was given the U rating in the United Kingdom and the G rating in Australia and New Zealand, despite the film's mild violence and mild profanity. See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) When Adam is shaking Nick around: the camera changes angles and shows Adam holding an obvious doll made to look like Nick. See more »

Quotes

[after Wayne finds Nick and Mandy in the shrunken car]
Wayne: Found them. I think we'd better give them a while though.
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Crazy Credits

Adam's laugh can be heard after end credits See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Married... with Children: Honey, I Blew Up Myself (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ours If We Want It
Written by Tom Snow and Mark Mueller
Courtesy of Snow Music
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give this dumb movie a break!
9 July 2005 | by spectre316-1See all my reviews

I expected some negative comments, but nearly every single one? C'mon, it's not that bad! It's really simple, stupid and (of course) illogical, but denying that there's no absurd comedic moments (the baby is kind of funny!) and no funny scenarios (the teenagers being stuck in the "toy car") seems bizarre to me.

I loved this film as a kid. There were specials on the Disney Channel when it finally (after what seemed like forever) premiered on there, and it was a rather neat experience for an eight year old.

In fact, I've watched this movie so many times as a kid that I've seen it a hell of a lot more than the unquestionably superior first movie. It was just one of those things.

Watching it now, I'll admit that the special effects can be rather cumbersome and the lines are almost always pure cheeseball (Rick Moranis' especially). Also, Keri Russell's work here is absolutely terrible; after watching a lot of "Felicity," I for some reason expected her to be at least near that quality. Not to mention the stupid "villian" who hits the baby with some projectile; very, very mock able.

But it's a nice little dumb movie! Who cares! It's certainly not "sequel hell," etc etc. It's entertaining at the very least.


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