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BIG DADDY 

 

Release: June 1999 in theaters
Availability: VHS, DVD, soundtrack. Check news for possible TV listings.
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13 for language and some crude humor
Running time: 93 minutes

Box summary: Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibilty, but when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. IN a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian (Cole and Dylan Sprouse) to impress her. She's not impressed ... and he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!

JSIA summary: We didn't much pay attention to the plot of this movie, having spent the majority of the movie fuming over the stupid decision of the writers to send Jon's character to China.

Notes: None.

Fast-forward tip: Jon is in a lot of the beginning and a lot of the end. MIght as well watch the whole thing.

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writer: Steve Franks

Credited cast:

Adam Sandler
Joey Lauren Adams
Jon Stewart
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Josh Mostel
Leslie Mann
Allen Covert
Rob Schneider
Kristy Swanson
Joseph Bologna
Peter Dante
Jonathan Loughran
Steve Buscemi
Tim Herlihy

IMDb link.

Quotes:

On Adam Sandler: The two have known each other since their days working New York's comedy clubs together. "I always used to try to borrow money from Adam when he was making $15 a night," he remembers. "He was a soft touch. Of course, now we have very little contact. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who's being carried on a litter?" (Bergen County Record 6/20/99.)

The film went into production before The Waterboy was released. According to Jon, Sandler hasn't been changed by success. "We haven't told him yet. He still believes the movie hasn't opened yet" (Journal Now 1/28/99.)

"In many ways, Jon has the trickiest part in the movie," says director Dennis Dugan. "He's in the first 12 minutes of the film and in that short amount of time, he has to make enough of an impression on the audience so that when he returns at the end, they'll go, `I'm so happy that this guy came back!' And Jon achieved that. What he did with the role was remarkable" (Bergen County Record 6/20/99).

When asked if he had fun shooting the movie, he answered, "Yeah, until they sent my character to CHINA ... I thought they liked me." (Comedy Central Chat 7/21/99.)

 

Last updated May 1, 2002 by Chaney.


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