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Synopsis

A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design.

Cast

  • Tom Hanks
  • Elizabeth Perkins
  • Robert Loggia
  • John Heard
  • Jared Rushton
  • David Moscow
  • Jon Lovitz
  • Mercedes Ruehl
  • Josh Clark
  • Kimberlee M. Davis

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • In preparation for the role, Tom Hanks met David Moscow and studied videotapes of him to see how he behaved and spoke. Hanks also felt that Moscow should just be himself so that the Josh Baskin character persona would be that of a real twelve year old.
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Goofs

  • When Josh and Paul are walking to the court, Paul says a line but his mouth clearly says something else.
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Quotes

    • Young Josh: I wish I were big.
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Metacritic

80

Although one need not have graduated from a weekend screenwriting seminar to tell where the story is headed, Big is just plain funny and wonderfully goofy throughout. Again, while certainly not a new story or even a new theme, Big is done refreshingly well.

Metacritic review by Duane Byrge
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter