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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.

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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:

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 »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Schneider collapsed secondary to heat exhaustion and food poisoning when soaring temperatures on the set left him struggling to keep up with filming. See more »

Goofs

In the shower scene Big Stan gets cut with a razor blade above his right nipple. He says it will leave a scar. In later scenes there is no sign of any cut whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

[Dang confronts Stan in the Warden's office]
Dang: The Master has taught you well.
Stan Minton: You studied with The Master too?
Dang: I am his *Number One*.
Stan Minton: Whoa, I didn't see that coming.
Dang: There are many things you *won't see coming*.
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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 At the Movies: Episode #6.1 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Harder To Stand
Written by Jason La Rocca
Published by Jason LaRocca Music (BMI), Joey LaRocca Music (BMI), Burrittway Music (BMI) & 26F Publishing (BMI)
Performed by The Briggs
Courtesy of SideOneDummy Records
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Surprisingly Funny
3 September 2008 | by jts0405See all my reviews

Big Stan wasn't really advertised at all and it just sort of came out into the video stores like it was a terrible movie. I thought that at first, but when I actually watched it I felt that it was surprisingly a funny movie. After seeing other prison comedies like Let's Go To Prison, The Longest Yard, etc. I thought that this would probably not even be as funny as those, but it really was a pretty good movie. Rob Schneider normally works in the most terrible movies of all time, but even though this didn't make it to theaters, it still was enjoyable and worth watching at least one time.

8/10


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