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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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He Walks Among Us November 2000 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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Trivia

(At around nine minutes) Adrian's line, "better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven," is taken from John Milton's epic literary work "Paradise Lost" (1667). 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

Gatekeeper: Are there boobs on my head?
Nicky: Yeah, big ones.
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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

References Happy Gilmore (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies Night
Written by George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Earl Toon, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Claydes Smith and Meekaaeel Muhammed
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Paradise for Adam Sandler's Fans
27 May 2001 | by atzimoSee all my reviews

Let me explain something about Adam Sandler's movies (and his recordings and his SNL shows). His humor is something you either like or hate. There's no middle situation and there's not really a category for it except for 'Adam Sandler humor'. It also came to my attention that the people who think that Sandler is stupid, think the same of Jim Carrey and almost any other pure comedian, which narrows down their comedy taste to 'Scary Movie'.

Little Nicky is a film that every Adam Sandler fan has to see. This picture is about the son of Satan, who comes to earth in order to save his father from extinction. Everything (yes, everything) that takes place place in this movie, from the cast to the script, to the cameo appearances of celebrities, pays homage to earlier Sandler works. Those little or sometimes bigger references are not only links to Sandler's previous movies but also to his recordings and SNL shows. It's a real treat for every true Adam Sandler fan!

Also a great production along with a great Heavy Metal soundtrack make this film one of the best movies Adam's ever done.

I have to warn you that you have to have at least some experience with Adam's previous efforts in order to appreciate 'Little Nicky'. Of course if you are an Adam Sandler fan you're going to love this one. If you are not, please go rent 'Die Hard with a Vengeance' for one more time...


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