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Big Stan (2007)

A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

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Rob Schneider

Writer:

Josh Lieb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Big Stan
David Carradine ... The Master
Jennifer Morrison ... Mindy
Scott Wilson ... Warden Gasque
Richard Kind ... Mal
Sally Kirkland ... Madame Foreman
M. Emmet Walsh ... Lew Popper
Henry Gibson ... Shorts
Jackson Rathbone ... Robbie
Kevin Gage ... Bullard
Bob Sapp ... Big Raymond
Brandon T. Jackson ... Deshawn (as Brandon Jackson)
Dan Haggerty ... Tubby
Richard Riehle ... Judge Perry
Marcia Wallace ... Alma
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Storyline

The fraudulent real state agent Stan is married with his beloved Mindy and has a seven million dollar fortune. When he is arrested for fraud, he is sentenced to three years in prison and his assets are frozen by the justice. However, his crooked lawyer Lew Popper negotiates a six month freedom, and the weak Stan, who is afraid of being raped in prison, hires the specialist in martial arts The Master to teach him self-defense. Six months later, Big Stan is sent to the Oaksburgh State Penitentiary totally confident in his expertise in martial arts. He challenges the violent leaders of the gangs and defeats them, being respected by the inmates and bringing peace in the patio. However, the dirty Warden Gasque has the intention of transforming the penitentiary in a luxury resort, and uses Big Stan knowledge to improve his project, promising to release him sooner using the corrupt penal system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The cell block just got a new bully.... a small one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

A prueba de hombres See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,742,330
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Melanie Lynskey was originally cast as Stan's ditsy "trophy" wife Mindy, but was later replaced by Jennifer Morrison. See more »

Goofs

Stan's lawyer informs him there was a "last minute change" made by the Bureau of Prisons. The Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") governs federal prisons only, but Stan was sentenced to a state prison, which is governed by the state's agency, known only as "Department of Corrections". See more »

Quotes

Shorts: Don't go near those guys
[points to a group of men, one of whom is consulting a book]
Shorts: They're scientologists.
Big Stan: They don't look so tough.
Shorts: Yeah, they'll talk your ear off and then sue your ass.
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Crazy Credits

After the actors' credits, the first text-only credit is a giant "Catering by Alex" See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Wayfaring Stranger
Arranged by Ferrell Stowe
Published by Snappy Shirt Music (BMI)
Performed by Ferrell Stowe
Courtesy of www.FerrellStowe.com
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Good one from Rob !!
9 August 2008 | by amitindia2008See all my reviews

I can say i am Rob Schn....'s fan. I liked this movie, its interesting, doesn't sound or look silly as most of the Adam Sandler's movies does.

Its quite a entertaining movie and Rob should really come up with more number of movies under his direction. Keeping in mind its his first effort still he did a wonderful job.

Acting is good by all, good number of laughs.

Its not an hilarious comedy like hot chick or animal or deuce bigalo but i would say this is good time pass and worth a watch.

I would recommend you to watch it for Rob Schneider.

I would give it a sincere 7.


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