Big Daddy


1h 35m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Sonny Koufax is a slacker, working only part time and hanging around New York, having collected a big payout after a car accident. Then 5-year-old Julian turns up, claiming to be the son of his roommate Kevin. But Kevin disclaims all knowledge and leaves for a work assignment in China, leaving Sonny with the kid. He is about to ship him to Social Services, but then realises that little Julian could help him win back his ex-girlfriend. He becomes an instant daddy, and is a hit with the kid for allowing him to dress and act as he wants. Soon, his ploy is making him reconsider his life, and he forms a real bond with Julian, as well as meeting Layla.

Film Details

Also Known As
Un papá genial, papá genial, Un
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Sonny Koufax is a slacker, working only part time and hanging around New York, having collected a big payout after a car accident. Then 5-year-old Julian turns up, claiming to be the son of his roommate Kevin. But Kevin disclaims all knowledge and leaves for a work assignment in China, leaving Sonny with the kid. He is about to ship him to Social Services, but then realises that little Julian could help him win back his ex-girlfriend. He becomes an instant daddy, and is a hit with the kid for allowing him to dress and act as he wants. Soon, his ploy is making him reconsider his life, and he forms a real bond with Julian, as well as meeting Layla.

Crew

Jane Pia Abramowitz

Assistant Editor

Steven Adler

Song

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Aharoni

On-Set Dresser

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Myles Aronowitz

Photography

Brooks Arthur

Music Producer

Jacqueline Bisbano

Assistant Editor

Elvin Bishop

Song

Elvin Bishop

Song Performer

Limp Bizkit

Song

Perry Andelin Blake

Production Designer

Leslie Bloom

Set Decorator

Steve Boone

Song

Wes Borland

Song

Shannon Bowen

Assistant Location Manager

Christopher Boyes

Rerecording

Elizabeth Boykewich

Casting Associate

Ralph Brandofino

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Jorge Buccio

Song Performer

Amy Budden

Assistant Editor

Rick Butler

Art Director

Giovanni Capurro

Song

Joseph M Caracciolo

Executive Producer

Teddy Castellucci

Music

Melanie Chisholm

Song Performer

Melanie Chisholm

Song

James Cohen

Production Assistant

Heather Collier

Apprentice

Richard H Conkling

Assistant Editor

Justin Cooke

Location Manager

Allen Covert

Associate Producer

Allen Covert

Song

Sheryl Crow

Song

Juliet D'annibale

Assistant Production Coordinator

Harvey Danger

Song Performer

Terry Date

Song

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Mike Delaney

Lighting Technician

Victor Denicola

Hair

Dennis Deyoung

Song

Eduardo Dicapua

Song

Michael Dilbeck

Music Supervisor

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Dominick Direnzi

Other

Tim Donahue

Assistant Director

Norman Douglass

Stunt Player

George Drakoulias

Song

David Dreishpoon

Craft Service

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Sheena Duggal

Visual Effects Supervisor

Fred Durst

Song

Edwin A Effrein

Assistant Camera Operator

Yvonne Elliman

Song Performer

Victor Ennis

Assistant Sound Editor

Peter Epstein

Stunt Player

Roy Farfel

Stunt Coordinator

Brian Fitzsimons

Grip

Doug Forrest

Visual Effects

Steve Franks

Screenplay

Steve Franks

Story By

Tim Gallin

Stunt Player

John Gamble

Song

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Sid Ganis

Producer

Dean Garvin

Assistant Director

Gina Gastellano

Assistant

Wende Geikie

Music Coordinator

Jack Giarraputo

Producer

Michael Giarraputo

Production Assistant

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Wally Gold

Song

Jason Gourson

Assistant Editor

Jeff Gourson

Editor

David J. Grant

Production Supervisor

Nancy Griffith

Props Assistant

Stuart Grusin

Music Editor

Tony Guida

Stunt Player

Steve Guilbaud

Accounting Assistant

Trevant Hardson

Song

Cheryl Hardwick

Song

Laura Harris

Dialogue Editor

George Harrison

Song

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator

Marcee Healy

Assistant

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Tim Herlihy

Song Performer

Tim Herlihy

Screenplay

Don J Hewitt

Stunt Player

Petr Hlinomaz

Lighting

Chris Hogan

Foley Editor

Michelle Holdsworth

Associate Producer

Nils Johnson

Video Assist/Playback

Mick Jones

Song

Lisa Katcher

Script Supervisor

Theo Keating

Song

Sherman Kelly

Song

David Knox

Steadicam Operator

David Knox

Camera Operator

Jennifer Koestler

Camera

Jon Kull

Original Music

Lori Lahman

Music Coordinator

Annie Lennox

Song

Kimaree Long

Dialogue Editor

Stephen Lotwis

Music Editor

Jonathan Loughran

Assistant

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

Ellen Lutter

Costume Designer

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

John Martinez

Song

Paul Massey

Rerecording

Alfredo Mazzucchi

Song

Dean Mccann

Other

Winsome Mccoy

Wardrobe Supervisor

Thomas Mcdermott

Props Assistant

Duff Mckagan

Song

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Mark Mcnulty

Production Assistant

Tom Mcnulty

Assistant

Carlos A. Mentndez

Assistant Art Director

Tom Mgrdichian

Original Music

Eddie Micallef

Production Assistant

Bruce Milton

Dga Trainee

John Mulligan

Transportation Co-Captain

Shawn Mullins

Song Performer

Dave Munday

Song

Roger Mussenden

Casting

Mick O'rourke

Stunt Player

John Otto

Song

Kelly Oxford

Adr Editor

Ann Pala

Makeup

Mark Peltzer

Property Master

Ron Petagna

Construction Coordinator

J.j. Philbin

Assistant

Audra Polk

Other

Cheryl Quarantiello Schnitzler

Unit Production Manager

James Quinn

Dolly Grip

Julia Rivas

Visual Effects

Sam Rivers

Song

Romye Robinson

Song

Axl Rose

Song

Dante Ross

Song

David Lee Roth

Song

Rick Rubin

Song

Mike Russo

Stunt Player

Scott Sanders

Sound Effects Editor

Adam Sandler

Screenplay

Adam Sandler

Executive Producer

Jackie Sandler

Music

Jana Sandler

Production Assistant

Bethann Schebece

Production Assistant

Mike Schmidt

Other

Aaron Schroeder

Song

Richard Schurkamp

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael H Scott

Boom Operator

John B. Sebastian

Song

Tommy Shaw

Song

Heidi Shulman

Wardrobe Supervisor

Robert Simonds

Executive Producer

Alex Siskin

Coproducer

Bruce Springsteen

Song

Bruce Springsteen

Song Performer

Dave Stewart

Song

Derek Stewart

Song

Thomas Stokes

Set Costumer

Izzy Stradlin

Song

Seth Swirsky

Song

Debra Tanklow

Production Coordinator

Pete Tavis

Transportation Captain

Phil Thornalley

Song

Laura Torrance

Other

Glen Trotiner

Assistant Director

Theo Van De Sande

Director Of Photography

Theo Van De Sande

Dp/Cinematographer

Alex Van Halen

Song

Eddie Van Halen

Song

Gabe Veltri

Music

Rufus Wainwright

Song Performer

Loren Weeks

Assistant Art Director

Michele Wernick

Music

Carla White

Makeup

Emandu Imani Rashaan Wilcox

Song

Michael Wilhoit

Sound Editor

Nadine Wilson

Production Accountant

Eli Wolstan

Assistant

Neil Young

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Un papá genial, papá genial, Un
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 1999 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture and Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy (Adam Sandler).

Released in United States Summer June 25, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 2, 1999

Raja Gosnell was previously attached to direct.

Completed shooting December 21, 1998.

Began shooting September 24, 1998.

Released in United States Summer June 25, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 2, 1999