Big

Poster for the movie "Big"

Our first return to the VHS vaults is the (1988) classic Big: After a wish from a possessed fortuneteller turns a 12-year-old schoolboy 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’s grief over her missing son begin to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.

Plot Summary: “Big After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (Robert Loggia) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.

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Director
Penny Marshall
Producer
James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut
Production
Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, American Entertainment Partners II L.P.
Release Date
3 June 1988

Director
Penny Marshall
Producer
James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut
Production
Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, American Entertainment Partners II L.P.
Release Date
3 June 1988