Big (1988)

The Big ‘cast awaits you! (42:52) Rated R for a few instances of wordy badness.


The Next 100 Project is back in the modern era with the one that cinched Tom Hanks’ status as a bonafide movie star. There’a an awful lot of pathos in what is absolutely a funny movie, but that pathos is probably what’s given the flick its longevity. After you go over to to get some beans, then you can settle in for some Big!

For The Record: Bev points out that Randa Haines directed Children Of A Lesser God, which was nominated for AFI’s 1998 Top 100. Ryan overlooked Haines in the Wrap-Up podcast as a woman director. Oops.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Penny Marshall and Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia

1988 Box Office Mojo Numbers

1988 in film

1998 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Saturday Night Fever and Rain Man and A League Of Their Own and Forrest Gump

YouTube links: Josh wakes up a lot bigger than when he went to bed and Josh and MacMillan play a lovely duet on the huge piano and Josh nibbles away on that baby corn on the cob and Josh does indeed get to be on top

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April 4th on the Next 100 Project: The Pride Of The Yankees