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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.

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Adam Shankman
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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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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:

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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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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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Trivia

Adam Shankman: the student driver teacher with Brittany Snow. See more »

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The film is set in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, but Winners - a Canadian store chain with no outlets in the United States - is visible. See more »

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[from trailer]
Shane Wolfe: [to the kids he's watching] I'm never gonna be able to remember your names so you're Red One, Red Two, Red Three, Red Baby.
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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The Sound of Music
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SEAL Training Doesn't Cover This
3 November 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the better comedies from the Walt Disney Studios in the past several years has been the Pacifier. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can manage kindergarten, than Vin Diesel can certainly babysit a whole family of a scientist who's been killed under mysterious circumstances.

Tate Donovan was doing some top secret work for the government and whoever killed him didn't get what they want. That puts his family in danger. Vin Diesel's been sent to protect them.

Of course getting into their lives wasn't included in the bargain. Mother Faith Ford has a handful with her kids who range from the teens down to the toddler. The handful is now dumped on Diesel.

Diesel's tough guy screen image is nicely played against by the kids. Look for a very nice performance by Brad Garrett as a blowhard assistant principal who Diesel puts nicely in his place.

For the conclusion, the film glides effortlessly back into the action genre we're more familiar with in Vin Diesel films.

Nice film for the whole family and try to learn the Andy Panda dance.


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