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A young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 12-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

Tom Hanks has made a lot of great movies, but this one captures the child in all of us. The 1988 film was directed by Penny Marshall, was nominated for 2 Academy awards and won many other awards.


  • Tom Hanks - Josh
  • Elizabeth Perkins - Susan
  • Robert Loggia - MacMillan
  • John Heard - Paul
  • Jared Rushton - Billy
  • David Moscow - Young Josh
  • Jon Lovitz - Scotty Brennen
  • Mercedes Ruehl - Mrs. Baskin
  • Josh Clark - Mr. Baskin

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