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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 9 May 2003 (USA)
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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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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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

The little girl who calls the woman in Hong Kong, after Charlie has the kids run a play for football, was a nod to the guy in the Verizon cellphone commercial: "Can you hear me now?" See more »

Goofs

At 19:42 Charlie tells his wife that he and Phil applied for the child-care license the previous day. He couldn't have, as he and Phil had just come up with the idea in the park earlier that day. 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

Referenced in Mind Over Matter (2016) See more »

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Frère Jacques
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Its a great movie!!!!!!
28 July 2013 | by avigailbenzagmiSee all my reviews

this movie is rated low just because its a comedy. If you check all the movies are comedies rated low (especially Eddie Murphys). Eddie Murphys is an actor who plays amazing and funny in many good movies. This comedy movie is good  for the whole family and very fun to see it t in a family movie night. If you choose not to see this movie because of its rating then you make a big mistake (believe me it's not a waste of time).its music is great. and you will enjoy watching it. I loved this movie sow match i watched it like about four times. this movie is good for all ages and don't be afraid to show it to your kids because its just fine.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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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