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Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard View All


Penny Marshall (Director), Gary Ross (Screenplay), Anne Spielberg (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jun. 3rd, 1988
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?
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Film Trivia - Tom Hanks' immense likeability makes him seem like an obvious choice for the role but it was turned down by numerous actors before the role eventually found its way to him; and some of them are extremely surprising.
Citizen Rules
Big (1988) Director: Penny Marshall Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia Genre: Comedy, Dram.
Hanks has a strong supporting cast here including Perkins, who had her first major film role here, John Heard as an antagonistic co-worker, Robert Loggia as his boss and Mercedes Ruehl as Josh's mother, who really scores in a lovely little scene where she and Billy share their feelings about missing Josh on his birthday.