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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 9 May 2003 (USA)
Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

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Storyline

In the comedy Daddy Day Care, two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director... who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Who's your daddy? See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,623,580, 11 May 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$104,297,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,433,867
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Trivia

There are scenes from two different Three Stooges shorts featured in the movie. The first one that Becca is watching is from Punch Drunks (1935) and the second one that Crispin is watching is from Pardon My Scotch (1935). See more »

Goofs

Just before the puppet show, the Child Services investigator takes a cookie. When Charlie, Marvin and Phil ask for privacy to discuss the missing child Flash, the investigator is holding the cookie. The scene looks at the puppet show and then back to the investigator putting the cookie in his breast pocket. The scene moves back to the puppet show and immediately back to the investigator who now has the cookie back in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton: Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
[yawn]
Charlie Hinton: Oh, God. Daddy's got to get ready for work.
Ben: Can't you stay home?
Charlie Hinton: No, I got a big day at work today. A real big day.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Coconut
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Wholesome Fun
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is just a funny and fun movie. And as one user wrote, the chemistry between all the actors and kid actors really makes the movie. We could use more movies like this. Nothing inappropriate either. It is one of those movies that you come away smiling. It's a feel good movie. I imagine if more people would support these kinds of movies maybe Hollywood would make more. I do wonder if there are more people than we think who secretly enjoy a good wholesome movie. And love Steve Zahn. Eddie Murphy is so good when he keeps it clean. He seems genuinely nice and, of course, love his voice for animated characters.

Everyone in the cast really makes this movie charming.


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