Big (film)

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Big is a 1988 film about a boy who wishes to be big at a magic wish machine and wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Directed by Penny Marshall. Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg.
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Josh Baskin[edit]

  • I wish I were big.


Computer game: You are standing in the cavern of the evil ice wizard. All around you are the carcasses of slain ice dwarves.
Mrs. Baskin: Josh, take out the garbage!
Josh: In a minute, Mom! [talking to himself] Melt the wizard. [typing] Melt wizard.
Computer game: What do you want to melt him with?
Josh: Throw the thermal pod.
Mrs. Baskin: JOSH!! The garbage is starting to stink up the house! Take it out, NOW!!
Mr. Baskin: Josh, you heard your mother!
[In the computer game, the enemy attacks Josh's avatar by encasing him in a big block of ice]
Computer game: Your hesitancy has cost you dearly. The wizard, sensing your apprehension, fires a fatal bolt from his ice scepter. With luck, you will thaw in several million years.
Josh: Great.

Policeman: This is one of the oddest missing child cases. His mother is all hysterical; cannot get a word out of her. No sign of forced entry, no ranson note and the only fingerprints we found all belonged to the Baskin family.
Kid #1: Bet he got sick of his parents and ran away. Wish I could do that.
Kid #2: I will help you pack.

Billy: So you got a job, where you play with all these toys.
Josh: Yup!
Billy: And they're gonna pay you for that?
Josh: Yup!

Paul: Have you tried Mattel?
Susan: Yes.
Paul: Well, how about Coleco?
Susan: Yes, as well as Fisher Price and Worlds of Wonder. None of these places reported ever having a Josh Baskin on their payroll.
Paul: Well, he's got to come from somewhere. The guy just does not come into the executive offices out of the blue.
Susan: Face it Paul, the man comes from data processing.
Paul: It's a mystery.
[Susan pours milk into her coffee. She has not seen the reverse side, which has a picture of the young Josh]

Josh: I'm much better at video hockey.
Paul: That's not a sport.
Josh: It requires hand and eye coordination.
Paul: It's not a sport if you don't sweat.
Josh: What about golf? It's a sport and you don't sweat.
Paul: It's not a sport if you let a machine do all the work.
Josh: What about car racing?
Paul: Shut up, Baskin.

Scotty Brennen: See that girl over there in the red? Say "hi" to her and she's yours. She'll have her legs around you so tight you'll be begging for mercy.
Josh: Well, I'll stay away from her, then.

Susan: I'm not so sure we should do this.
Josh: Do what?
Susan: Well, I like you, and I want to spend the night with you.
Josh: Do you mean sleep over?
Susan: Well, yeah.
Josh: Well, okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh: Will you please leave? I got a deadline to meet. Gosh.
Billy: Who the fuck do you think you are ?
Josh: HEY!
Billy: You're Josh Baskin, remember? You broke your arm on my roof! You hid in MY basement when Robert Dyson was about to rip your head off!
Josh: You don't get it, do you? This is important!
Billy: I'm your best friend. What's more important than that, huh? [Turns to leave] And I'm three months older than you are, ASSHOLE!

Mrs. Baskin: [on the phone] You have my son?
Josh: Yes.
Mrs. Baskin: Look, if you touch one hair on his head, I swear I will spend the rest of my life making sure you suffer.
Josh: Wow, thanks.

Paul: What is so special about Baskin?
Susan: He's a grown up.


  • Have you ever had a really big secret?
  • You're only young once!
  • You're Only Young Once But For Josh It Might Just Last A Lifetime.
  • Yesterday Josh Wanted Everything In Life - Girls...Money...Cars... Today, All His Wildest Dreams Have Come True!


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