Big (25th Anniversary Edition)

Hanks, Tom

SKU: 024543883906

UPC 024543883906
Release Date 2013-12-10
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 2
Length 104
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 Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Blu-ray Big theatrical version & extended cut in high definition Big Brainstorming audio documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg Deleted scenes, including 5 with intros by Director Penny Marshall Big Beginnings Chemistry of a classic The work of play Hollywood backstories: Big Carnival party newswrap Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.30000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,DVD Included,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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