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Plot, Details & Awards

Big

(2002)
PG In Theaters 02/15/2002 , 98min.
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Plot & Details

More than anything else, 13-year old New Jerseyite Josh (David Moscow) wants to be "big". That's the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he's grown to manhood overnight! (At this point, the part is taken over by Tom Hanks). Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next. He lucks into a job with a major toy company run by kid-at-heart McMillan (Robert Loggia). By cannily bringing a child's eye view to McMillan's business, Josh rises to the top-and in process, he falls in love with fellow employee Susan (Elizabeth Perkins). But he's still a kid, and he'd like to go back to his own world and own body. Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, Big proved a crucial success for budding director Penny Marshall, who'd work harmoniously with Hanks again on the radically different A League of Their Own. The cinematography was by Barry Sonenfeld, who went on to become a director himself with The Addams Family. That Big was heavily reliant upon the input of Tom Hanks and Penny Marshall was proven by the failed attempt to turn the property into a Broadway musical.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Anne Spielberg Nominated
1988 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated
1988 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Gary Ross Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Tom Hanks Won
1988 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1987 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Tom Hanks Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 National Board of Review 10 Best Films Nominated

People's Choice Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 People's Choice Awards Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Won

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