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Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 June 2000 (USA)
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In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

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Raja Gosnell

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Darryl Quarles (story), Darryl Quarles (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Malcolm Turner
Nia Long ... Sherry Pierce
Paul Giamatti ... John
Jascha Washington ... Trent Pierce
Terrence Howard ... Lester Vesco (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Anthony Anderson ... Nolan
Ella Mitchell Ella Mitchell ... Hattie Mae Pierce (Big Momma)
Carl Wright ... Ben Rawley
Phyllis Applegate ... Sadie
Starletta DuPois ... Miss Patterson
Jessie Mae Holmes Jessie Mae Holmes ... Miss Other Patterson
Nicole Prescott Nicole Prescott ... Lena
Octavia Spencer ... Twila (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Tichina Arnold ... Ritha
Cedric the Entertainer ... Reverend
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Storyline

FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm's latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he's assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who's about to be visited by Sherry. It's a simple plan, but there's one big problem: Unbeknownst to Sherry, Big Momma has unexpectedly left town. So Malcolm, decides to impersonate the cantankerous Southern granny. Using a few tricks of disguise, he completely transforms himself into Big Momma, even taking on the corpulent septuagenarian's everyday routine-from cooking soul food to delivering babies to "testifying" at the local church. In the mean time, Malcolm starts falling for Sherry, who may or may not be hiding some stolen cash. Now, Malcolm/Big Momma must somehow find a ... Written by Anonymous

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On June 2nd he's deep undercover. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor including sexual innuendo, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi abuela es un peligro See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,661,041, 4 June 2000

Gross USA:

$117,559,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,959,438
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Lawrence got in a three day coma from jogging in sweaters with 100 degree weather August 1999 in preparation for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Malcolm, as Big Momma, gets hit in the face, ripping the mask. However, in the following close shot, although Malcolm was clearly slugged on the left side of his face, the rip in the mask is over his right cheek. See more »

Quotes

Ben: I've been waiting on this moment ever since I first laid eyes on you.
Malcolm Turner: Ben, whatever you started in that bed, trust me, you're going to finish alone!
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Alternate Versions

For the UK version the distributor chose to cut eight seconds of violence in the opening martial arts scene, and a head butt in a later scene, in order to achieve a "12" rating. Initial video releases used this same print. All cuts were waived in 2011, and is currently available uncut in the UK with a "12" certificate. See more »

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Featured in 2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio
Written by Rahman Griffen, Kurupt, Phats Bossi, Warren G. (as Warren G),
Gary Goetzman (as G. Goetzman) and M. Picarillo
Performed by Kurupt, R.O.C. and Phats Bossi
Produced by Warren G. (as Warren G)
(Contains a portion of "I'm Your Radio"
by Chocolate Milk
Written by Gary Goetzman (as G. Goetzman) and M. Picarillo
Published by Chardax Music (BMI)
Under license from the RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment)
Kurupt appears courtesy of Antra Records/Artemis Records
R.O.C. appears courtesy of So So Def Recordings
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Some funny parts
22 December 2000 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

A lot of people have slammed Big Momma's House,but,appreciated on it's own levels,it's fairly enjoyable.There are some inventive laughs in the plot,Martin Lawrence is an effective comic performer as he had proved before in the excellent Bad Boys,although perhaps a little too crude and self styled in places.The plot seems a bit stretched out as well,but overall,this is much more engaging and funny than the awful Nutty Professor.**


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