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The Pacifier (2005)

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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

4 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby-sittor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,552,694, 6 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,086,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,636,868
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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene after Seth gets bullied, when Shane is talking to Mern, you can see Max Thieriot's stunt double. He's in a white cap behind Vin Diesel. See more »

Goofs

In repeated exterior shots of the house we see a boarded up second story window days before the ninja fight in which the window is actually broken. See more »

Quotes

Seth Plummer: [as they're being chased by the police] Zoey, you're going too fast! You're not gonna have enough time to stop!
Zoe Plummer: Who said anything about stopping? I'm parking!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Skip to My Lou
Performed by Larry Groce & Disneyland Children's Sing-Along Chorus
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Hey, this was really fun
6 March 2005 | by jmdsternSee all my reviews

Okay, sometimes I think the critics are all single "non-family" people. I just got back from viewing this movie with 7 adults and 11 children. It was wonderful to watch the kids giggle and hurrah at Vin Diesel, tough guy, nice guy, real softie routine. Whether he was kicking bad guys or changing diapers, he was great. While there were many clichés and material we've all seen in other forms, we sometime forget that this stuff works. My child is 8 and this is fresh to him. I'm so please that we were able to bring 18 people of varying ages who all had a good time. I say forget the negatives and focus on what we sometimes forget, an afternoon or evening with you kids is the best pacifier.


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