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Big Daddy (1999)


Coming Out at 25 June 1999 in theaters

Comedy, Drama

Big Daddy is comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse and Leslie Mann. The film was produced by Robert Simonds and released on June 25, 1999, by Sony Pictures Releasing it label to Columbia Pictures, where it opened #1 at the box office with a $41,536,370 first weekend. It was Sandler’s last film before starting his production company, Happy Madison Productions, his first film distributed by Columbia Pictures, and his highest-grossing film domestically until Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015).

In New York City, Sonny Koufax is a 32-year-old slacker who refuses to take the bar exam (although he is a law degree holder), works one day a week as a toll booth attendant, and lives off a large compensation payout from a minor accident. His girlfriend Vanessa threatens to break up with him unless he grows up. His roommate Kevin Gerrity proposes to his podiatrist girlfriend Corinne Maloney before he leaves for China to work at his law firm, and she accepts. Sonny constantly teases Corinne (who strongly dislikes Sonny), especially about her former job at Hooters.

The next day, Sonny wakes up to find a five-year-old boy named Julian McGrath abandoned at their apartment. A written explanation states that Julian’s mother is no longer able to care for him and that Kevin is his biological father. Sonny contacts Kevin who is puzzled by the news, but Sonny assures him that he will look after Julian until Kevin returns from China. In order to win Vanessa back, Sonny introduces her to Julian. However, he discovers that she is now dating Sid, an elderly man who is more motivated and intelligent and has a “five-year plan.”

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler

Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Josh Mostel, Leslie Mann


Adam SandlerSonny Koufax
Joey Lauren AdamsLayla Maloney
Jon StewartKevin Gerrity
Cole SprouseJulian ‘Frankenstien’ McGrath
Dylan SprouseJulian ‘Frankenstien’ McGrath
Josh MostelArthur Brooks
Leslie MannCorinne Maloney
Allen CovertPhil D’Amato
Rob SchneiderDelivery Guy
Kristy SwansonVanessa
Joseph BolognaLenny Koufax
Peter DanteTommy Grayton
Jonathan LoughranMike
Steve BuscemiHomeless Guy
Tim HerlihySinging Kangaroo
Edmund LyndeckMr. Herlihy
Larkin MalloyRestaurant Owner
Samantha BrownEmployee
Neal HuffCustomer
Geoffrey HorneSid
Greg HabernyNYU Student
Jackie SandlerWaitress
George HallElderly Driver
Peggy ShayLady at Tollbooth
Alfonso RamírezGeorge
Salvatore CavaliereAngry Motorist
Kelly DuganKelly
Jared SandlerJared
Jillian SandlerJillian
Helen Lloyd BreedMs. Foote
Chloé HultSchoolteacher
Carmen De LavalladeJudge
Steven BrillCastellucci
Glen TrotinerBailiff
Jorge BuccioJorge Buccio
Cat JagarReceptionist
Deborah S. CraigParalegal
Nicholas TaylorOlder Kid
Cole HawkinsCole
Gabriel JacobsJeff
Michael ArcateBroken Arm Kid
Gaetano LisiHot Dog Vendor
Michael GiarraputoHoboken Motorist
Steve GlennGuy at Party
Al CerulloHelicopter Pilot
Diana BerryWaitress in Bistro
Dar BillinghamHooter’s Girl
Brian CanbergNYU Student
David Seth CohenSkater Guy in Washington Square Park
Dennis DuganReluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver
Marshall Dancing Elk LucasCrashing RollerBlader
George F. MillerGuy Crossing the Street
Lian MoyStudent
Laurie WallaceHooters Waitress
Waneeki Yokomee-FungMom

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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