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Big Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! 

By Tom Keogh

A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting, and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross (Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humor and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work.

Academy Awards

Big received Academy Award nominations for Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks) and for Best Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen 1988: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg).

 

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Director: Penny Marshall

Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Robert Loggia, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl, Josh Clark

Released: June 3, 1988

Availability: DVD VHS


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