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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 June 1999 (USA)
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A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sonny Koufax
... Layla Maloney
... Kevin Gerrity
... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath
... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath
... Arthur Brooks
... Corinne Maloney
... Phil D'Amato
... Delivery Guy
... Vanessa
... Lenny Koufax
... Tommy Grayton
... Mike
... Homeless Guy
... Singing Kangaroo
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Sonny Koufax is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up girlfriend leaves him, he comes up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Once you adopt a kid, you've got to keep him. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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Budget:

$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,536,370, 27 June 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$163,479,795

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,801,895
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The most successful movie of Adam Sandler's career making over $163 million domestically until the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) making over $169 million in 2015. It's still his most successful live action movie. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny does the wrestling move on Nazo, and he passes out, Nazo's head is first turned to the left. In the next shot, it is turned to the right. Then turned to the left again. See more »

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Nazo: This is bullshit! Should have same rules for everyone, no matter what age!
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Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

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Referenced in Telmisseomding (1999) See more »

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Rush
Written by Mick Jones
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A rather funny movie featuring Sandler.
17 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am not a Sandler fan in the least, in fact for the most part I do not enjoy his movies. Still, this one was a rather funny little comedy even if it did have a rather unbelievable premise. Guy loses girl, guy tries to get girl back by taking in a kid who may or may not be a friend of his kid. So aside from that you have your funny scenes of Adam trying to raise a small boy to the best of his ability while also getting the attention of a new female in his life. Granted some of the jokes were just lame such as Sandler dressing up as the boy's favorite toy, but for the most part the jokes were hits. It did tend to get a bit sentimental towards the end, but not as bad as other movies of this type tend to get. Jon Stewart is in this one as is Sandler buddies Rob Snider. Steve Bushemi is also in it, but his appearance in the movie is rather stupid. So for a rather good comedy that isn't really great, but not unbearable like many Sandler comedies can get try this one on for size.


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