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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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English | Korean

Release Date:

4 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pacifier 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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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

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is not the only movie that Faith Ford plays a character called Julie. In Beethoven's 5th (2003), Faith plays Sheriff Julie Dempsey. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Wolfe discovers that Seth has gone out the window he tells Zoe to watch everyone and to alert him if anyone comes within 40 clicks of the perimeter. 'Klicks' is military jargon for kilometer so in reality he's telling her to warn him if anyone comes withing 40 kilometers of the house. See more »

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Shane Wolfe: [to Zoe's boyfriend, Scott] Give me twenty!
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Shane Wolfe: I mean push-ups!
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Laughs,chuckles and lots of fun with a nice and tough Diesel
29 March 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture talks about a Navy Seal soldier named Wolf(Vin Diesel) is assigned by his chief(Chris Potter) the mission to protect the Plummer family(Brittany Snow among others) but their father(Tate Donovan :OC) has been murdered.The enemies are thinking that a top secret issues encounter into kids's home.Meanwhile their mother(Faith Ford: Murphy Brown)is out and the undercover agent must to keep the familiar order and care the children and teens ,while at the same time protecting the family from an attackers.Besides a foreigner servant(Carol Kane: When the stranger call )also flees from the house .Meantime he is enamored of the attractive professor of school(Lauren Grahan: Gilmore girls) of the kids.

The picture displays continuous humor,laughters,noisy action and is pretty amusing.It's a blending of action, comedy and familiar film that will like to all family.The hunk Vin Diesel is enjoyable and likable as the soldier controlling the children with military methods.He suffers numerous jokes and misfortunes in charge of the children and confronting problems in his toughest mission.The film belong to the family-movies sub-genre whose maxim representation is ¨Your,mine and our¨ with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball and recently remade with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo, and ¨Cheaper by Dozen¨with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt whose second installment has been directed by Adam Shankman,the same director of this one.Lively and atmospheric musical score by John Debney(Sin city,Zahura,Passion of Christ)and adequate cinematography by Peter James.The motion picture is rightly directed by Shankman.If you like Diesel's agreeable playing ,you'll enjoy this one.


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