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Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 November 2000 (USA)
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After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

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Steven Brill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Nicky
Patricia Arquette ... Valerie Veran
Harvey Keitel ... Dad
Rhys Ifans ... Adrian
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Cassius (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Rodney Dangerfield ... Lucifer
Allen Covert ... Todd
Peter Dante ... Peter
Jonathan Loughran ... John
Robert Smigel ... Beefy (voice)
Reese Witherspoon ... Holly
Dana Carvey ... Referee
Jon Lovitz ... Peeper
Kevin Nealon ... Gatekeeper
Michael McKean ... Chief of Police
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Storyline

When somebody's mother is an angel and his father is the devil, life can be really confusing. For a sweet boy like Little Nicky, it just got a whole lot worse. His two evil brothers Adrian and Cassius have just escaped from Hell and are wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting earth. His dad is disintegrating and it's up to Nicky to save him and all of a humanity by midnight before one of his brothers becomes the new Satan. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

You know his number. You know his name. And now, you will meet... his son. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, some drug content, language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nicky See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,063,904, 12 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,464,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,292,295
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Dana Carvey's first substantial role in a film for a considerable while. He is only credited as "The Referee", but he has an extended cameo. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) After Nicky gets sprayed with mace on the fire escape outside Valerie's bedroom, he stumbles backward and begins to fall over the railing. In the next shot, however, his body is falling forward over the railing. See more »

Quotes

Townie: You can do it, Nicky! Kick him in his hairy balls!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, flashes of the character whereabouts were explained. When they explain Nicky's mom, (Reese Witherspoon) a picture still of her is shown saying "Mom immediately fell in love with her new aerobics instructor... Chris Farley." Giving a tribute to Chris who died 3 years before the film in 1997. The aerobics reference is referring to his classic skit on SNL that will always be hilariously remembered. Adam and the rest of the SNL gang were great friends with Farley. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the FOX 2004 presentation, many things were edited. All references to Popeye's are cut, so "Popeye's Chicken is fucking awesome" becomes "Chicken is kickin'". "Hitler's ass" becomes "Hitler's rear", "The sh*t has hit the fan." becomes "It has hit the fan". A deleted scene of the peeper becoming bait and being eaten by a fish was also added. The asking of the gatekeeper whether there were boobs on his head was cut out, and the Coke/Pepsi transformation was partially cut out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ring Two (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Southtown
Written by Sonny Sandoval (as Sonny), Marcos Curiel (as Marcos), Mark Daniels (as Traa) and Noah Bernardo Jr. (as Wuv)
Performed by P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A stupid comedy movie that mostly works
5 February 2018 | by OlicosmicSee all my reviews

When it comes to classic, good ol' Adam Sandler, this movie is hit or miss. And for me, it's mostly hit. Not to say this a perfect film, as it's far from it, but compared to his newer movies, this is definitely the better film. The performances were great for what they were, the story is decent, and overall, this film is awesome. The humor in this movie is stupid, but it's done in a way that it is still funny, and that's one of the main reasons why I like this film a lot more than his newer films. However, the flaws in this film are pretty big in this movie. One, is the story. While I said that it was decent, and I think it is, it can be a bit predictable at times. Another, being the flow of the film, as it can sometimes feel either rushed or stretched out, and it can get sloppy at times. Lastly, being the premise, as it can can seem a bit off and sometimes mean-spirited. Overall, this movie may not be Adam Sandler's best, but it is definitely one of his better films and I think anyone who hasn't seen it yet will definitely enjoy the hilarious randomness and stupidity, that is Little Nicky, like I have, because it is indeed, a stupid comedy movie that mostly works.


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