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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.

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Who's your daddy? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

official site | Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon | German

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Kindergarten Daddy See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are scenes from two different Three Stooges shorts featured in the movie. The first one that Becca is watching is from Punch Drunks (1935) and the second one that Crispin is watching is from Pardon My Scotch (1935). See more »

Goofs

Star Trek lover Marvin talks about a shop which has "a tricorder used by Ensign Riley in "The Doomsday Machine" (at 1:09:00). Bruce Hyde played Lieutenant (not Ensign) Kevin Riley in Star Trek: The Naked Time and Star Trek: The Conscience of the King, and no other episodes. There was no Riley in Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine. 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 Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Op. 30: "Einleitung"
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Feel good movie
20 July 2006 | by mholmes899See 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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