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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 9 May 2003 (USA)
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Two men 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Hinton
... Phil
... Marvin
... Kim Hinton
... Bruce
... Dan Kubitz
... Peggy
... Crispin's Mom
... Jenny
... Sheila
... Kelli
... Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan
... Ben Hinton
... Max
... Nicky
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In the comedy Daddy Day Care, two fathers 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... who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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D-Day Is Coming See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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9 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Kindergarten Daddy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,623,580, 11 May 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$104,297,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,433,867
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Trivia

When Phil slides into scene with his guitar, it's an obvious nod to Tom Cruises's famous underpants slide in Risky Business. Even the staircase is replicant in the background. The only difference is that Phil slides in from the right instead of from the left and he is fully clothed. See more »

Goofs

When they are taking applications at the "lemonade stand", Crispin kicks Charlie's left ankle (at 25:02) but when Charlie reaches down to rub his ankle (at 25:03) he grabs his right. 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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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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ABC
Written by Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, and Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy,
Jr.)
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Feel good movie
20 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Daddy daycare is a feel good movie for me. I'm not sure why but I never cared for Eddie's previous movies, expect for SNL. My son watches it with me and imitates the little boy, Ben. I think it's nice story of a man who really cares for the children and loves his son. There is no violence or cursing and I appreciate that. I also think there home is beautiful. I like looking at how they decorate. The kids are so cute. My favorite part is when Marvin meets Kelly for the first time and he falls for her. Marvin keep on tripping over his words. I would like to see a Daddy Daycare part 2. I hope this helps someone who hasn't seem this movie. That is all I have to say.


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