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Big Stan (2007)

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
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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
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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

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Taglines:

He'll have to kick some butt to save his own. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

A prueba de hombres See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Big Stan: Tell me, is your grandmother still alive? 'Cause I bet I could make her a sweet deal.
[winks]
Big Stan: By the time I'm through with her, she'll have to give hand-jobs behind the pharmacy to pay for arthritis medication.
[chuckles]
Big Stan: Two at a time, you know? Stuff you see in porno's
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like Gangster Shit
Written by Shawn Thomas
Published by West Coast Mafia Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by C-Bo
Courtesy of West Coast Mafia Records
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A genius comedy and prison the way it should be.
18 August 2008 | by De_PriesterSee all my reviews

I've seen many comedy movies in my life, some good and some bad. Some comedy movies involve large quantities of drugs or nudity to support the humor. This movie however shows that with the right amount of goof and whit you can make a most excellent comedy. Big Stan tells the story about a con artist that finds himself a ticket to prison for fraud. This very skinny (please make sure to watch his legs) guy has to survive in prison. Without telling too much about the story involved, this movie makes sure you have a good time. There is a great cast and even the smaller roles are cast with effort. This movie makes you wish every prison out there had their own Big Stan! There aren't many movies this funny and sadly lacking a lot of publicity this movie is a gem among the many lacking comedies.I think a lot of people will find something they like in this movie. Humor is the most difficult thing to transfer across cultures, but this movie has a little something for everyone. From people enjoying easy humor found in stoner comedies to those who love Mr. Bean, this movie uses a great blend of humor.

This movie will make you laugh beyond a doubt, try it and find your own funny bone.


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