Released Date
June 3, 1988
Distributor
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Rating
PG
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$115,227,281 + $36,700,000 = $151,927,281
65

Tom Hanks

as Josh

1945-2017

John Heard

as Paul

70

Debra Jo Rupp

 

60

Elizabeth Perkins

as Susan

64

Jon Lovitz

as Scotty Brennen

1930-2015

Robert Loggia

as MacMillan

46

David Moscow

as Young Josh

47

Jared Rushton

as Billy

73

Mercedes Ruehl

as Mrs. Baskin

66

Josh Clark

as Mr. Baskin

75

Paul Herman

as Schizo

About Big

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

About

A young boy makes a wish to be "big" at an arcade fortune teller machine. The film inspired a Broadway musical which ran in 1996. 

Trivia

It was the second film directed by Penny Marshall after 1986's Jumpin' Jack Flash. The film gained inspiration from the 1987 Italian romantic comedy Da grande.