Hanks, Tom

SKU: 024543580935

UPC 024543580935
Release Date 2009-05-05
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 105
Format Color
Synopsis A boy asks a mechanical swami at a fair to grant his wish to be grown up -- oops! Luckily his best friend recognizes him and helps him get a job at a toy factory where his fresh, uncomplicated innocence wins the president's respect, his colleagues' envy -- and a beautiful woman's love. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Tom Hanks, Best (Original) Screenplay.Shot in DuArt color, release prints processed by DeLuxe. Location shooting was done in Cliffside Park and Fort Lee, New Jersey; New York City and Rye, New York. Saul Bass designed the titles. Estimated budget $20 million. One of four films released between 1987 and 1988 that have a child/adult role-reversal theme. The other three are: Vice Versa (Brian Gilbert, USA, 1988); 18 Again! (Paul Flaherty, USA, 1988); and Like Father, Like Son (Rod Daniel, USA, 1987). Previous to this mini-explosion in the late 1980s, there were several other titles that also dealt with the same basic theme. They include the original Vice Versa (Peter Ustinov, UK, 1948), which is among the first such films, and Freaky Friday (Gary Nelson, USA, 1977) which differs from the rest in that it focuses on a mother/daughter switch.A 13-year-old boy named Josh wants, more than anything else, to be big. And when he makes a wish on a carnival wishing booth his dreams come true: he transposes into the body of a 35 year old man -- though his mind and spirit remain that of a child. Since he can't really go to school looking like an adult, and his mother doesn't know him in his new guise, he heads to New York with his pal Billy, where they proceed to goof off, play around, and act basically like the kids they are. But when Billy leaves, Josh is subjected to the encroaching needs and responsibilities of adulthood, and he quickly discovers both the pleasures and the problems of being grown-up....Buoyant summer comedy....Hanks is an absolute delight......Funny, warm, sophisticated and above all, imaginative, from start to finish...Tom Hanks accomplishes something quite special here....He convinces you that he really is a 12-year-old-trapped in a body 20 years older...
Cast Juliet Taylor (Producer)
Penny Marshall (Director)
Mercedes Ruehl (Star)
Elizabeth Perkins (Star)
Jamie Tirelli (Star)
Howard Shore (Composer)
Gary Ross (Screenwriter)
Tom Hanks (Star)
Rockets Redglare (Star)
Robert Loggia (Star)
John Heard (Star)
Robert Greenhut (Producer)
Samantha Larkin (Star)
Anne Spielberg (Screenwriter)
Josh Clark (Star)
Jared Rushton (Star)
Barry Sonnenfeld (Director of Photography)
Santo Loquasto (Production Designer)
James L. Brooks (Producer)
David Moscow (Star)
Tracy Reiner (Star)
James Eckhouse (Star)
Jon Lovitz (Star)
Barry Malkin (Editor)
Judianna Makovsky (Costume Designer)
Sounds/Subtitles At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Hanks) wishes he was big-only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naïve Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] NTSC Dual Side Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio, Stereo - English Mono - French, Spanish Subtitles - English - SDH, French Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Disc 1/Side A: Theatrical Version Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Big Brainstorming - An Audio Documentary by Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg Deleted Scenes: 1. Billy's Home Life 2. Susan Interrupts Wedding Shower 3. Josh Calls His Mom 4. Susan and Paul Having Breakfast 5. Josh and Billy Pick Up the Tuxedo 6. Quacky Duck 7. Josh and Susan Work Late 8. Sequence of Events After Susan and Josh Fight Trailers: 1. Trailer A 2. Trailer B 3. TV Spot - Women 4. TV Spot - Adult Review Featurette: 1. Zoltar Easter Egg 2. BIG Beginnings 3. Chemistry of a Classic 4. The Work of Play 5. Hollywood Backstory: BIG 6. Carnival Party Newswrap Disc 1/Side B: Extended Cut
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Feature Film Family
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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