History Film / Big

17th Apr '16 1:26:23 AM Mdumas43073
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''Big'' is a 1988 film produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/TomHanks as a 13-year-old boy in the body of a 30-something man. How did this happen? Well, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) was your average 13-year-old boy, who liked to play baseball and trade baseball cards. One evening, while he was at a carnival with his family, he tried to impress an older girl who was standing in line at a rollercoaster. But it backfired when the carnival worker pointed out he was [[YouMustBeThisTallToRide too short to go on the ride]]. Disappointed, he comes across the eerie-looking "Zoltar Speaks" wishing machine. With the machine, Josh wishes he was "big". The next morning, Josh awakens to find he's become a grown adult (Tom Hanks). He tries to go back to the carnival site but finds everything, including the wishing machine, gone. He tries to go home, but his mother mistakes him for an intruder, and he gets driven out.

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''Big'' is a 1988 film produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/TomHanks as a 13-year-old boy in the body of a 30-something man.

How did this happen? Well, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) was your average 13-year-old boy, who liked to play baseball and trade baseball cards. One evening, while he was at a carnival with his family, he tried to impress an older girl who was standing in line at a rollercoaster. But it backfired when the carnival worker pointed out he was [[YouMustBeThisTallToRide too short to go on the ride]]. Disappointed, he comes across the eerie-looking "Zoltar Speaks" wishing machine. With the machine, Josh wishes he was "big". The next morning, Josh awakens to find he's become a grown adult (Tom Hanks). He tries to go back to the carnival site but finds everything, including the wishing machine, gone. He tries to go home, but his mother mistakes him for an intruder, and he gets driven out.
8th Apr '16 2:28:05 PM Gitman
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-->'''Josh:''' ''187 dollars?!''
22nd Feb '16 6:51:59 PM Gitman
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** When calling his mother, she asks Adult Josh to confirm her son is all right by having him sing a song she used to sing to him when he was a child. Embarrassed, Adult Josh tries to ask for another question, but when his mother insists, he panics a little as he doesn't remember the song right away.

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** When calling his mother, she asks Adult Josh to confirm her son is all right by having him sing a song she used to sing to him when he was a child. Embarrassed, Adult Josh tries to ask for another question, but when his mother insists, he panics a little as he doesn't remember the song right away. He's also embarrassed because he's at work and singing in front of his co-workers.
22nd Feb '16 6:46:16 PM Gitman
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* BenevolentGenie: Josh wished to be big, which is vague enough that a JackassGenie or LiteralGenie could have subverted it any number of ways. But the Zoltar machine interprets the wish exactly how Josh intended it. The only surprise for Josh is that it actually ''worked.''

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* BenevolentGenie: Josh wished wishes to be big, which is vague enough that a JackassGenie or LiteralGenie could have subverted subvert it any number of ways. But the Zoltar machine interprets the wish exactly how Josh intended it. The only surprise for Josh is that it actually ''worked.''works.''
22nd Feb '16 6:44:52 PM Gitman
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* BenevolentGenie: Josh wished to be big, which is vague enough that a JackassGenie or LiteralGenie could have subverted it any number of ways. But the Zoltar machine interprets the wish exactly how Josh intended it. The only surprise for Josh is that it actually ''worked.''
14th Jan '16 5:04:18 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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->''[[TagLine Have you ever had a really big secret?]]''

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->''[[TagLine Have ->''Have you ever had a really big secret?]]''
secret?''
17th Sep '15 3:36:44 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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->''[[TagLine Have you ever had a really big secret?]]''
19th May '15 4:54:26 PM nombretomado
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This movie was a huge hit, critically and financially, in 1988. It even got Tom Hanks his first AcademyAward nomination.

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This movie was a huge hit, critically and financially, in 1988. It even got Tom Hanks his first AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination.
2nd Apr '15 6:19:23 PM Premonition45
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''Big'' is a 1988 film produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by Penny Marshall, which stars Creator/TomHanks as a 13-year-old boy in the body of a 30-something man. How did this happen? Well, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) was your average 13-year-old boy, who liked to play baseball and trade baseball cards. One evening, while he was at a carnival with his family, he tried to impress an older girl who was standing in line at a rollercoaster. But it backfired when the carnival worker pointed out he was [[YouMustBeThisTallToRide too short to go on the ride]]. Disappointed, he comes across the eerie-looking "Zoltar Speaks" wishing machine. With the machine, Josh wishes he was "big". The next morning, Josh awakens to find he's become a grown adult (Tom Hanks). He tries to go back to the carnival site but finds everything, including the wishing machine, gone. He tries to go home, but his mother mistakes him for an intruder, and he gets driven out.

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''Big'' is a 1988 film produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by Penny Marshall, which stars starring Creator/TomHanks as a 13-year-old boy in the body of a 30-something man. How did this happen? Well, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) was your average 13-year-old boy, who liked to play baseball and trade baseball cards. One evening, while he was at a carnival with his family, he tried to impress an older girl who was standing in line at a rollercoaster. But it backfired when the carnival worker pointed out he was [[YouMustBeThisTallToRide too short to go on the ride]]. Disappointed, he comes across the eerie-looking "Zoltar Speaks" wishing machine. With the machine, Josh wishes he was "big". The next morning, Josh awakens to find he's become a grown adult (Tom Hanks). He tries to go back to the carnival site but finds everything, including the wishing machine, gone. He tries to go home, but his mother mistakes him for an intruder, and he gets driven out.
15th Jan '15 9:59:55 AM burstroc
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* AdultFear: Josh's cover story for his mother is that he's been kidnapped. Despite assurances that he is being treated very well and will eventually be returned, his mother is understandably terrified and deeply concerned. P

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* AdultFear: Josh's cover story for his mother is that he's been kidnapped. Despite assurances that he is being treated very well and will eventually be returned, his mother is understandably terrified and deeply concerned. P
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