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The Pacifier (2005)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2005 (USA)
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Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.


Adam Shankman
3,672 ( 649)
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Shane Wolfe
Lauren Graham ... Principal Claire Fletcher
Faith Ford ... Julie Plummer
Brittany Snow ... Zoe Plummer
Max Thieriot ... Seth Plummer
Chris Potter ... Capt. Bill Fawcett
Carol Kane ... Helga
Brad Garrett ... Vice Principal Dwayne Murney
Morgan York ... Lulu Plummer
Kegan Hoover ... Peter Plummer (as Keegan Hoover)
Logan Hoover ... Peter Plummer
Bo Vink ... Baby Tyler Plummer
Luke Vink ... Baby Tyler Plummer
Tate Donovan ... Howard Plummer
Scott Thompson ... Director


After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man's children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house. Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school official, and foreign spies also looking for it. Written by Disneyfication

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Navy S.E.A.L. Meets His Match. See more »


Action | Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, language and rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The scenes in which Shane teaches Zoey how to drive pay homage to Vin Diesel's role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and The Furious (2001). See more »


In the chaos scene, Peter is standing in the fish tank wearing a red cape. In one shot the cape is half out and half in the water, then in the next shot it is all in the water, and in the rest of the shots it is back to half and half. See more »


Shane Wolfe: [to Zoe's boyfriend, Scott] Give me twenty!
[Scott pulls out his wallet]
Shane Wolfe: I mean push-ups!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, the word 'spaz' was substituted with 'jerk' in order to obtain a PG certificate as opposed to a 12. See more »


The Anthem
Written by Benji Madden, Joel Madden, John Feldmann
Performed by Good Charlotte
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Pretty bad...but not exactly trash
12 March 2005 | by yawn-2See all my reviews

Boy...this guy Shankman is the luckiest guy in Hollywood. Four hits in a row, despite the fact that he's an utterly incompetent filmmaker. "The Pacifier" is easily the most inept movie I've seen recently. I suppose you can place some of the blame on the script, but I think a better director, with the same material, could have easily come up with something at least fully coherent.

But...it's got a lot of nifty moments, particularly in the second half. Shankman is at least fair at directing actors; his problem is he has no idea how to put a movie together so that it adds up to more than a mishmash of scenes. This is my first experience with "The Vin" and he's just fine with this simple material. The kids are also fine, and I always enjoy Lauren Graham, who really needs to be working more. It's also a pleasure to see Faith Ford again; I hadn't seen her since her "Murphy Brown" days. And I guess Chris Potter is now the guy who gets the call when Mark Harmon's fee would blow the budget.

Nothing any normal adult should choose to see, but if your kids insist, you could do worse than this. Not a whole lot worse, mind you.

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Release Date:

4 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,552,694, 6 March 2005

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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