Big

Big

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Director: Penny Marshall, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard

Cast: Penny Marshall, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard

     
 

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Penny Marshall's popular fantasy comedy Big comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to trailers. Considering the

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Penny Marshall's popular fantasy comedy Big comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to trailers. Considering the popularity of the film and Tom Hanks, it would seem likely that this is a movie that will be revisited with a special edition release. Until that time, the film's many fans will have to accept this pedestrian edition from 20th Century Fox.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mark Deming
While Josh Baskin in Big was not Tom Hanks's first major role, it began to transform the star of Bachelor Party and Dragnet into one of the leading movie actors of the 1990s. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg tell their story with understated intelligence and a marvelous feel for the mind of a 12-year-old, a time when adolescent obsessions are just starting to edge into the child's psyche. Both physically and emotionally, Hanks does a nearly flawless job of putting the soul of a 12-year-old boy into the body of a 35-year-old man. His awkward gangliness and clumsy over-enthusiasm look and feel as if he's not yet used to the body he's grown into, and his naivete is convincing, unforced, and utterly winning. Josh never seems childish, but rather like a child who is out of his element and determined not to let it show (which, of course, just makes it show all the more). Hanks also had the good fortune to be cast alongside Elizabeth Perkins, whose sharp but sneakily charming personality has rarely been used to better advantage, and Jared Rushton, who in his scenes with Hanks achieves the goofy rapport of two kids talking after school with someone almost three times his age. Hanks's and Marshall's feel for details and willingness to take a subtle approach raise the film well above Vice Versa or Like Father, Like Son, two similarly themed films which took a much broader tone, making clear how big a difference a light touch can make.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
UPC:
0086162126086
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Widescreen format [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Languages: English 2.0 stereo; French 2.0 stereo; Subtitles: Spanish

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Josh Baskin
Elizabeth Perkins Susan Lawrence
John Heard Paul Davenport
Jared Rushton Billy Kopeche
Robert Loggia "Mac" MacMillan
David Moscow Young Josh
Mercedes Ruehl Mrs. Baskin
Jon Lovitz Scotty Brennen
Linda Gillen Woman In Red Dress
Gary Klar Ticket Taker
Jon Levita Actor
Alec Von Sommer 1st Brother
Josh Clark Mr. Baskin
Kimberlee M. Davis Cynthia Benson
Oliver Block Freddie Benson
Erika Katz Cynthia's Friend
Allan Wasserman Gym Teacher
Mark Ballou Derek
Chris Dowden 2nd Brother
Jaime Tirelli Spanish Voice
Paul Herman Schizo
Nancy Giles Administrative Woman
Jordan Thaler Administrative Clerk
Dana Kaminski Personnel Receptionist
Tracy Reiner Test Market Researcher
James Eckhouse Supervisor
Mildred R. Vandever Receptionist
Kevin Meaney 2nd Executive
Peter McRobbie Executive #3
Paul L.Q. Lee 4th Executive
Debra Jo Rupp Miss Patterson
Lela Ivey Bank Teller
Dolores Messina Real Estate Agent
Gordon Press Moving Man
George J. Manos Limousine Driver
Vinnie Capone Photon Laser Gunfighter
Susan Wilder Karen
John Rothman Phil
Judd Trichter Adam
Pasquale Pugliese Tenor/Dough man
Edward Schick Piano Player
Samantha Larkin Girl Friend of Cynthia
Bruce Jarchow Photographer
Vaughn Sandman Boy on Baseball Field
Rockets Redglare Motel Clerk
Harvey Miller Personnel Director
Keith Reddin Payroll Clerk
Max Raven Carnival Strongman

Technical Credits
Penny Marshall Director
Paula Abdul Choreography
Alan Bergman Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Songwriter
Patricia Birch Choreography
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Kimberly A. Bradstreet Songwriter
James L. Brooks Producer
Mario Cipolina Songwriter
Johnny Colla Songwriter
Joel Frankel Songwriter
Bill Gibson Songwriter
Bobby Gosh Songwriter
Robert Greenhut Producer
Marvin Hamlisch Songwriter
Chris Hayes Songwriter
Speed Hopkins Art Director
Sean Hopper Songwriter
Billy Idol Songwriter
Tony Jannelli Camera Operator
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Huey Lewis Songwriter
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Judianna Makovsky Score Composer,Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Malkin Editor
David Pomeranz Songwriter
Gary Ross Co-producer,Screenwriter
Patrice Rushen Songwriter
Mickey Scott Makeup
Howard Shore Score Composer
Barry Sonnenfeld Cinematographer
Anne Spielberg Co-producer,Screenwriter
Steve Stevens Songwriter
Juliet Taylor Casting
Tom Warren Art Director
Freddie Washington Songwriter

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [3:47]
2. After Midnight [1:18]
3. Cynthia Benson [2:42]
4. Zoltar Speaks [3:01]
5. Big [1:16]
6. Friend in the City [4:27]
7. Job Interview [7:25]
8. First Day at Work [1:44]
9. World of Toys [2:48]
10. Chopsticks [7:13]
11. MacMillan Meeting [:27]
12. Moving In [2:07]
13. Office Party [4:10]
14. Hot in the City [3:12]
15. Sleep Over [2:23]
16. Cheater [1:05]
17. Birthday [3:51]
18. An Affair to Remember [3:10]
19. Best Friends [4:07]
20. "I'm a child" [1:05]
21. Big Decision [4:31]
22. "I'm gonna miss you" [4:17]
23. Back Home [3:41]
24. End Credits [5:36]

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Big 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story to make you remember that life is just not about work. Be a kid once in awhile. I forgot about the movie for over 10 years then rediscovered it a few months ago. It brought a smile to my face. My 2 grandsons, 8 and 10 love it. We ave watched it three times together, at their request! And for the stuff shirts, it has social redeeming values, it makes you laugh and feel good.
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Indy-girl More than 1 year ago
This movie allows for escapism from everyday life and strife. I would recommend owning this to anyone who just wants a little respite from life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Big is a classic movie that all people should see. There is something in Big for all ages. For the kids there is a laugh and a fun story, for adults the same applies but the movie also portrays a child living out the role of his super-ego. The super-ego is the part of the human unconsciousness that wants to do everything now, and not wait till later. In the case of Tom Hanks, we see a child grow up overnight and take on the tasks of an adult now instead of later. Definately a movie to see.
megadeal More than 1 year ago
This is one of those movies that I just love to come back to. It's fun to see the way someone gets that chance we all want - to design toys and give honest feedback. Always reminds me to work at a place that is interested in real opinions and is fun, not just a bunch of suits. Always fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Big is a great movie it proves that becoming an adult can be fun but you just might want to be a kid agin this movie makes me laugh i like the part when Josh goes to the old hotel and when he is at the party this is a nice family flim for anyone
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