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Little Nicky (2000)

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copiii iadului 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia Arquette didn't have to audition for the role of Valerie. See more »

Goofs

When the mob is chasing Little Nicky, his parting changes briefly from his left side to the right side. See more »

Quotes

Peeper: I deserve this! I deserve this!
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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

Featured in 2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

When Worlds Colide
Music by Powerman 5000
Lyrics by Spider One (as Spider)
Performed by Powerman 5000
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Enterprises
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brilliant!
9 January 2005 | by gigamath2See all my reviews

An absolutely brilliant and ingenious comedy. I am puzzled as to why this movie received such average reviews. I never listen to critics anyway. This film has so many angles. It's a fish out of water story with Sandler lost in New York, spoof of the punk rock genre, the damsel in distress theme, hilarious cameo with Rodney Dangerfield in Hell, the sarcastic talking dog, the John Lovitz peeping tom episode, sight gags galore, and the ultimate pineapple in Hiter's you-know-what. I laughed myself silly. This flick is raucously entertaining, but you need to appreciate Sandler's humor, which is an acquired taste, like beer. History will be kind to Sandler I think. Now for a true remake of Mad Mad Mad Mad World, with Sandler, Lovitz, Martin, Carrey, Murphy, and the rest of the SNL crowd.


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