Big (1988) Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg - A young boy (David Moscow) 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?

Big (1988)

Big Quote: “OK… but I get to be on top.” – Josh Baskin


Our first return to the VHS vaults is the (1988) classic Big: After a wish from a possessed fortuneteller turns a 12-year-old school boy into a 30-year-old man, he is forced to hide in New York City alone. A chance encounter with the owner of a toy company leads to an unlikely high paying job and an illegal sexual relationship with an adult coworker. However, the pressure of living as an adult and the torment of his mother grief over her missing son begin to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.


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3 thoughts on “Big (1988)”

  1. Thanks for the feedback Gene, it’s been fun watching these old movies again… and it’s nice to hear that people seem to be enjoying the trip back in time with with us.

  2. I really love Dick during this podcast. Hard to believe this was your first. Can’t wait to hear what you stroke up next week.

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