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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 9 May 2003 (USA)
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Two men, Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Director:

Steve Carr

Writer:

Geoff Rodkey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Charlie Hinton
Jeff Garlin ... Phil
Steve Zahn ... Marvin
Regina King ... Kim Hinton
Kevin Nealon ... Bruce
Jonathan Katz ... Dan Kubitz
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Peggy
Lisa Edelstein ... Crispin's Mom
Lacey Chabert ... Jenny
Laura Kightlinger ... Sheila
Leila Arcieri ... Kelli
Anjelica Huston ... Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan
Khamani Griffin ... Ben Hinton
Max Burkholder ... Max
Arthur Young ... Nicky
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Storyline

In this movie, two fathers, Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director, Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan (Anjelica Huston), who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Taglines:

D-Day Is Coming See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Elle Fanning's only movie of 2003. See more »

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When Charlie and his son are sitting at the table having breakfast, Charlie puts his fist to the side of his face, and his son copies. In the shot of both of them, his son's hand isn't a complete fist, he still has his fingers pointing out, but in the next shot of just him, his hand is a complete fist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton: Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
[yawn]
Charlie Hinton: Oh, God. Daddy's got to get ready for work.
Ben: Can't you stay home?
Charlie Hinton: No, I got a big day at work today. A real big day.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the first portion of the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is pre-cut by the distributors to remove a scene in which a child drinks bubble mixture and blows bubbles from his mouth. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mr. Mom (1983) See more »

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Dream Weaver
Written and Performed by Gary Wright
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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So sticky sweet that you might be sick or satisfied, depending on what kind of person you are
11 June 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Okay, okay. How exactly do you give a movie like this a horrible grade? It's too cute to call bad, and how can an innocent children's film be considered a corrupted form of entertainment. Well, I guess I'm a sucker. With all of the cute kids, the laughable Star Trek fan (Steve Zahn at his best), and a diverse collection of neurotic characters plays into a movie that was focused-grouped t o the point of near banality. But then again, you can't put this film down simply because the kids were so great. So, I put down Eddie Murphy, who must be longing for the days of Beverly Hills Cop. Sure, he was respectable and funny, but his hard hitting days are well past him. I will say this, Lacey Chabert was absolutely smoking, and Angelica Huston was perfect as the evil school marm.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon | German

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,623,580, 11 May 2003

Gross USA:

$104,297,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,433,867
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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