6.2/10
41,215
59 user 36 critic

Big Stan (2007)

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer
A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Director:

Rob Schneider

Writer:

Josh Lieb
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Big Stan
David Carradine ... The Master
Jennifer Morrison ... Mindy
Scott Wilson ... Warden Gasque
Richard Kind ... Mal
Sally Kirkland ... Madame Foreman
M. Emmet Walsh ... Lew Popper
Henry Gibson ... Shorts
Jackson Rathbone ... Robbie
Kevin Gage ... Bullard
Bob Sapp ... Big Raymond
Brandon T. Jackson ... Deshawn (as Brandon Jackson)
Dan Haggerty ... Tubby
Richard Riehle ... Judge Perry
Marcia Wallace ... Alma
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An average aquarium cleaner house-sits for a gigolo, only to be forced to become one himself.

Director: Mike Mitchell
Stars: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin
The Animal (2001)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Deuce is tricked again into man-whoring by T.J., only in Amsterdam while other man-whores are being murdered in his midst.

Director: Mike Bigelow
Stars: Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Jeroen Krabbé
The Hot Chick (2002)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An attractive and popular teenager, who is mean-spirited toward others, finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.

Director: Tom Brady
Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One.

Director: Rob Schneider
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Holland Taylor, Rob Schneider
Comedy | Crime | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Little Man III (2006)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children's Little League squads.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: David Spade, Jon Heder, Rob Schneider
Grown Ups I (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James
White Chicks (2004)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson sisters from a kidnapping plot.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti
Edit

Storyline

The fraudulent real state agent Stan is married with his beloved Mindy and has a seven million dollar fortune. When he is arrested for fraud, he is sentenced to three years in prison and his assets are frozen by the justice. However, his crooked lawyer Lew Popper negotiates a six month freedom, and the weak Stan, who is afraid of being raped in prison, hires the specialist in martial arts The Master to teach him self-defense. Six months later, Big Stan is sent to the Oaksburgh State Penitentiary totally confident in his expertise in martial arts. He challenges the violent leaders of the gangs and defeats them, being respected by the inmates and bringing peace in the patio. However, the dirty Warden Gasque has the intention of transforming the penitentiary in a luxury resort, and uses Big Stan knowledge to improve his project, promising to release him sooner using the corrupt penal system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The cell block just got a new bully.... a small one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final feature film of Henry Gibson. See more »

Goofs

Stan's lawyer informs him there was a "last minute change" made by the Bureau of Prisons. The Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") governs federal prisons only, but Stan was sentenced to a state prison, which is governed by the state's agency, known only as "Department of Corrections". See more »

Quotes

[Stan is trying to convince an elderly woman to buy a time-share condo in South Central LA]
Stan Minton: Black dudes can't get enough of white women. And don't think a woman of your advancing years will be safe from their advances. No, these big black bucks don't care if you're young or old, skinny or fat. They want your white flesh. They want it bad. Tell you the truth, I'm part black myself. If it wasn't for my wife, I'd be bending you over this desk doing you doggy-style right now.
Mrs. Darby: I'll... I'll take it.
Stan Minton: ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the actors' credits, the first text-only credit is a giant "Catering by Alex" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Real Rob: Who Loves You (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Una Muchacha
Written by Antoine Santiago, Jean Motos, Ramon Campos, Antoine Contreras & Ronny Gold
Published by LoveCat Music (ASCAP) & Ellipsis Music Corp (ASCAP)
Performed by Los Ninos de Sara
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
See more »

User Reviews

 
Better than usual for Schneider
6 August 2008 | by wiseguyroSee all my reviews

Considering he's done The Animal and Deuce Bigalow 1 and 2, I wasn't expecting much from Schneider's Big Stan, especially since this is his directorial debut. I did not know much going into the theatre, except what I saw in the trailer.

Much to my surprise this turned out to be an OK waste of time, but nothing more. It's just another prison comedy, with a small twist. The incarcerated main character has 6 months to prepare for "doin' time".

It's nice to see Carradine pop up here and there parodying his other kung fu related works, and this time sending an anti-smoking message while consuming a life time supply of cigarettes. All through the movie I kept trying to remember where do I know the actress that plays Rob's wife from. Then it hit me. None other than Jennifer Morrison of House M.D.. She looked hot in this movie, but I feel she should make better choices in the future.

All in all a decent comedy, a better than expected, but shaky, direction from Schneider. This should be perfect for a weekend afternoon once it comes out on DVD.


48 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 59 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Stan See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,742,330
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed