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!

NOTE: 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. Don’t know a lot of ladies named Randa, do you?


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Big on Wikipedia

Penny Marshall on IMDb

Elizabeth Perkins on IMDb

Robert Loggia on IMDb

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1988 Box Office Mojo Numbers

1988 in film

1998 Academy Award winners & nominees

Josh wakes up a lot bigger than when he went to bed on YouTube

Josh and MacMillan play a lovely duet on the huge piano on YouTube

Josh nibbles away on that baby corn on the cob on YouTube

Josh does indeed get to be on top on YouTube

Saturday Night Fever and Rain Man and A League Of Their Own and Forrest Gump on IMDb

Forrest Gump T100P podcast

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