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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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8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Natureza chamado. Olha quem respondeu. (Nature called. Look who answered.) (Brazil DVD) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Footage from the hockey game Sonny is watching when Julian asks to change the channel to the kangaroo show is a January 10, 1999 match-up between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The game never went into overtime as depicted in the film, as the Rangers won 5-2 in regulation. See more »

Goofs

When Julian spills the milk on the floor the milk is spreading towards the back of the room. Then when the camera switches back to Sonny the milk is a circular pool before Sunny put the newspaper on it. The newspaper never gets wet. See more »

Quotes

[afternoticing Julian had wet the bed]
Sonny: My God, that's a shit load of piss.
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Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

Alternate Versions

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


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Sweet Child o' Mine
Written by Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, and Slash
Produced by Rick Rubin and Sheryl Crow
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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what you'd expect
9 September 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Sandler stars as a crude N.Y.C. slacker who's too lazy to do anything with his life even though he's a law school graduate and his father is a prominent Florida attorney. A kid shows up at his doorstep one day and he adopts him as a desperate ploy to win back his demanding girlfriend, that is until both of them unexpectedly develop a mutual bond. Undeniably silly, but very funny comedy is very likely to offend some with its immature, atypical parenting style, but it's well-cast and overflowing with Sandler-esque gags. Buscemi and Schneider have amusing supporting roles as a philosophical bum and a witless delivery man, and the film's climax is hilarious. **½


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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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