Two men, Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Director:

Steve Carr

Writer:

Geoff Rodkey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Charlie Hinton
Jeff Garlin ... Phil
Steve Zahn ... Marvin
Regina King ... Kim Hinton
Kevin Nealon ... Bruce
Jonathan Katz ... Dan Kubitz
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Peggy
Lisa Edelstein ... Crispin's Mom
Lacey Chabert ... Jenny
Laura Kightlinger ... Sheila
Leila Arcieri ... Kelli
Anjelica Huston ... Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan
Khamani Griffin ... Ben Hinton
Max Burkholder ... Max
Arthur Young ... Nicky
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Storyline

In this movie, two fathers, Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director, Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan (Anjelica Huston), who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Who's your daddy? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eddie Murphy and Steve Zahn worked on Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), in which Murphy played the title role and Zahn voiced Archie the bear. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Phil are wrestling dressed like vegetables, Charlie takes a chunk out of Phil's Carrot suit. In the next shot, the carrot suit to be undamaged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton: Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
[yawn]
Charlie Hinton: Oh, God. Daddy's got to get ready for work.
Ben: Can't you stay home?
Charlie Hinton: No, I got a big day at work today. A real big day.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the first portion of the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is pre-cut by the distributors to remove a scene in which a child drinks bubble mixture and blows bubbles from his mouth. See more »

Connections

References Blue's Clues (1996) See more »

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Kung Fu Fighting
Written and Performed by Carl Douglas
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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First Class family entertainment
21 December 2003 | by Ben_CheshireSee all my reviews

See this with the whole family. Cute, funny, well-made tale is really an adult movie, though it was marketed as a kids movie. You really care about these characters, and desparately want everything to turn out well for them. A pleasant surprise. Best fun Eddie Murphy movie since Dr Dolittle.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon | German

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,623,580, 11 May 2003

Gross USA:

$104,297,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,433,867
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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