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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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Be Unafraid. Be Very Unafraid. 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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sandler named Valerie after his sister who has the same first name. See more »

Goofs

(at around 3 mins) At the very beginning when Nicky is "air jamming" to Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil" (which is playing on the right turntable), the turntables have no covers up until just before Jimmy The Demon walks in, then they are covered after that. See more »

Quotes

Regis Philbin: So, I was driving to work today. Some bozo in a Cadillac cuts me off. So, I followed him. When he got out of his car, I run up behind this guy and I start bashing his brains in with this bat! Did you ever see The Untouchables? I was DeNiro!
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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 »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Con Te Partiro
Written by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto
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The Shiz-nit!
23 June 2001 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

This movie rocks. From the actor who plays Adrian, (Rhys Ifans?) to Adam himself, to the "Kenny G" roommate, to the dog, who 'steals' the whole show.

I honestly try to understand why so many people thought this film sucked. They are probably stuck on Sandler's old (less refined) style. Well, guess what; he's changed. Sure it was funny to watch him get drunk and violent, like in <Happy Gilmore>, but Little Nicky is 10 times the entertainment of all those other Sandler films combined. Especially Billy Madison, which I thought was his worst film (no, maybe Airheads;)

This is why you should see <Little Nicky>:

1) The soundtrack is awesome 2) It's romantic (talking about butterflies, perfume, love, and floating) 3) All the funny cameos (And believe me, there were a LOT and they were all funny-Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, Dan Marino, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin, Ron Howard's brother, and Jon Lovitz to name a few....) In response to the negativity toward short cameos and "ac-TEURS that should've been used more"...*PLEASE!* Since when were Adam Sandler films about boring the audience to death with actors that "deserve" this and that.....You say they're thrown in there just because? You're right! Sandler simply loves the effect a 1 or 2-liner has on an audience! So what else you got? 4) It was extremely well-written. 5) It was pretty scary..no joke! 6) There's a talking bulldog who went out with a sewer rat!

Seriously, watch Little Nicky; it's warm-hearted and a lot funnier than <Big Daddy>. Sandler's best film to date!


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