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Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 November 2000 (USA)
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After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

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Steven Brill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Nicky
Patricia Arquette ... Valerie Veran
Harvey Keitel ... Dad
Rhys Ifans ... Adrian
Tom Lister Jr. ... Cassius (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Rodney Dangerfield ... Lucifer
Allen Covert ... Todd
Peter Dante ... Peter
Jonathan Loughran ... John
Robert Smigel ... Beefy (voice)
Reese Witherspoon ... Holly
Dana Carvey ... Referee
Jon Lovitz ... Peeper
Kevin Nealon ... Gatekeeper
Michael McKean ... Chief of Police
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Storyline

When somebody's mother is an angel and his father is the devil, life can be really confusing. For a sweet boy like Little Nicky, it just got a whole lot worse. His two evil brothers Adrian and Cassius have just escaped from Hell and are wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting earth. His dad is disintegrating and it's up to Nicky to save him and all of a humanity by midnight before one of his brothers becomes the new Satan. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Being Evil Ain't Easy See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, some drug content, language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Adam Sandler expressed in one of his songs that this movie was his father's favorite film featuring Adam. See more »

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When the mob is chasing Little Nicky, his parting changes briefly from his left side to the right side. See more »

Quotes

Peeper: Hi Diddley Dee, are those things for me?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, flashes of the character whereabouts were explained. When they explain Nicky's mom, (Reese Witherspoon) a picture still of her is shown saying "Mom immediately fell in love with her new aerobics instructor... Chris Farley." Giving a tribute to Chris who died 3 years before the film in 1997. The aerobics reference is referring to his classic skit on SNL that will always be hilariously remembered. Adam and the rest of the SNL gang were great friends with Farley. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the FOX 2004 presentation, many things were edited. All references to Popeye's are cut, so "Popeye's Chicken is fucking awesome" becomes "Chicken is kickin'". "Hitler's ass" becomes "Hitler's rear", "The sh*t has hit the fan." becomes "It has hit the fan". A deleted scene of the peeper becoming bait and being eaten by a fish was also added. The asking of the gatekeeper whether there were boobs on his head was cut out, and the Coke/Pepsi transformation was partially cut out. See more »

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Features Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988) See more »

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Bohemian Like You
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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You can do worse as far as Sandler movies go

rental shelf, but even he has made the occasional winner, one of the best being Little Nicky. For some reason it's panned over other far worse ones he's churned out of the gumball machine (ever re-watch Billy Madison? What the hell were we/they thinking back then?), but when you part the curtains of Sandler Stigma™ and really just look at what the movie is in itself, it's a hoot. What other film can boast Rodney Dangerfield playing Harvey Keitel's dad in heell? That's right, Keitel is the red beast himself, coming down off a ten thousand year unholy monarchy, with no plans to retire. This infuriates his two wicked sons, played by Tiny Lister (must have been a different devil-mom) and a slick Rhys Ifans. They depart the inferno and set up their own devilish franchise up in New York City, raising all kinds of hell, the most amusing of which is lowering the drinking age to ten (where were these guys when I was that age?) and forcing Regis Philbin to say naughty things on live primetime. Their younger, slightly retarded brother Nicky (Sandler) must pursue them on their haunts and trap them in a magic flask before it's too late. Dumb concept, right? Sure it is, but try and tell me it's not hilarious m, especially with the amount of inane visual gags and trippy production design these folks have dreamed up. Between Hitler dressed as a slutty maid getting a pineapple repeatedly rammed up his rectum to a giant gorilla massaging mammaries that have sprouted on a dude's head like fleshy succulent pigtails, there's no shortage of wtf moments. Sander picks an odd character mask as usual, sporting a metal-head swoosh of a haircut and lisping his way through his lines sounding like he had a stroke from watching Billy Madison dailies one too many times. Patricia Arquette is in it, as a sweet, shy girl he meets topside and the closest thing to a sane person you'll find in this madhouse. Cameos abound, from usual Sandler cronies like Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Peter Dante and Allen Covert, to randoms like Michael McKean, Clint Howard, Laura Harring, Henry Winkler, Ozzy Osborne, Reese Witherspoon as Nicky's angelic mom and Quentin Tarantino as a blind preacher. I don't really know what else to say about the thing, because its it's own thing and you either rock out with it, or you don't. Visually it's never boring, the script was conceived in the toilet and jumped straight to the gutter, the performances are all garishly obnoxious and the overall tone is that of an sixth grade birthday party gone rogue.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nicky See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,063,904, 12 November 2000

Gross USA:

$39,464,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,292,295
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