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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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Dennis Dugan

Writers:

Steve Franks (story), Steve Franks (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Sonny Koufax
Joey Lauren Adams ... Layla Maloney
Jon Stewart ... Kevin Gerrity
Cole Sprouse ... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath
Dylan Sprouse ... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath
Josh Mostel ... Arthur Brooks
Leslie Mann ... Corinne Maloney
Allen Covert ... Phil D'Amato
Rob Schneider ... Delivery Guy
Kristy Swanson ... Vanessa
Joseph Bologna ... Lenny Koufax
Peter Dante ... Tommy Grayton
Jonathan Loughran ... Mike
Steve Buscemi ... Homeless Guy
Tim Herlihy ... Singing Kangaroo
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Storyline

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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Nature called. Look who answered. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Leslie Mann's last film of the 1990s. See more »

Goofs

When Julian won't stop talking to the homeless man before going into McDonalds, the homeless man asks Sonny to get him a Sausage McMuffin. When Sonny and Julian come out from McDonalds the homeless man asks Sonny where his Egg McMuffin is. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: What, you want a father figure? Stop pulling your sister's hair!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

When Julian wets his bed and Sonny sees it, his line of "That's a shit-load of piss" was changed to: "What is that, Lake Michigan?" See more »

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If I Can't Have You
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
Performed by Yvonne Elliman
Courtesy of PolyGram International Music B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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The Daily Show with Adam Sandler
3 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

For the most part, "Big Daddy" is the average Adam Sandler movie, with him as slacker messing with the status quo. But this one certainly does have some intelligence to it. Portraying Sandler adopting a boy (twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse), the movie certainly gives adoption a good name, even if it uses complete silliness to do so. It's mostly interesting how the movie shows that he has to mature more in the process of raising this boy.

One noticeable thing is the presence of Jon Stewart (I believe that this was before he started hosting "The Daily Show"). Also appearing are Adam Sandler regulars Josh Mostel, Allen Covert, Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, plus Joey Lauren Adams as Sandler's hubby. A really enjoyable movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guy Gets Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,536,370, 27 June 1999

Gross USA:

$163,479,795

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,801,895
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1.85 : 1
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