A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

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Frank Coraci
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale ... Donna Newman
Christopher Walken ... Morty
David Hasselhoff ... Ammer
Henry Winkler ... Ted Newman
Julie Kavner ... Trudy Newman
Sean Astin ... Bill
Joseph Castanon ... Ben Newman at 7 Years Old
Jonah Hill ... Ben at 17 Years Old
Jake Hoffman ... Ben Newman at 22-30 Years Old
Tatum McCann ... Samantha Newman at 5 Years Old
Lorraine Nicholson ... Samantha Newman at 14 Years Old
Katie Cassidy ... Samantha at 27 Years Old
Cameron Monaghan ... Kevin O'Doyle
Jennifer Coolidge ... Janine
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Storyline

Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. Written by Film_Fan

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What If You Had A Universal Remote... That Controlled Your Universe?


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Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sex-related humor, and some drug references | See all certifications »

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The futuristic car that Michael Newman drives to his house when he first realizes he is CEO of the Company is the Cadillac Sixteen, a concept car that was unveiled in 2003. See more »

Goofs

When Michael asks to watch the last time he saw his Dad, at the first run (without pauses), when his Dad is leaving, Ben is at the right side of the desk. After Michael rewinds and pauses a few times when his Dad is leaving, Ben is at the left side of the desk. See more »

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Ted: Benjamin, what do I have in my hand?
Trudy: A quarter.
Ted: Now, Grandma doesn't let me eat ice cream because of my diabetes.
Trudy: True.
Ted: But she says nothing about a tasty quarter.
[bites off half of it]
Ted: Alright, please, very quickly, count to 3, it tastes terrible. One...
TedTrudyBen at 7-Years-OldDonna Newman: Two, three.
[Ted spits the quarter back into one piece]
Trudy: Ahh!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

This movie is dedicated to my mom and dad, and to all our parents who never thought twice about putting their family first. And to my wife and daughter, thanks for making it so easy for me to do the same. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Grown Ups (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Performed by Rhythm Heritage
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A tragic comedy
7 November 2019 | by Rishav1987365See all my reviews

It was Adam Sandler's most underrated movie.His role was that of a ordinary workaholic of that time trying to put up a better living for his family but he misunderstood his priorities and try to make the family happy but instead went on avoiding their company. It a fine piece of art and a wonderful chemistry of husband and wife between Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale. Watch the movie on Netflix or/and Amazon Prime.


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USA

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Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,011,365, 25 June 2006

Gross USA:

$137,355,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,685,326
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1.85 : 1
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