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HomeMovies – Big


Episode Air Date: August 10, 2014
Film Release Date: June 3, 1988

In a role that arguably catapulted him into the top echelon of contemporary actors, Tom Hanks plays a 13-year-old in a 30-year-old body in this terrific comedy/drama about being careful what you wish for.

Supported by a cast that includes perky Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, and last but not least Jon Lovitz, this Penny Marshall film somehow manages to tug at heartstrings while simultaneously making us laugh and cringe.

While there have been many age/body-swapping movies, we'll argue this was the most poignant and funniest one of all. Disagree? Sound off in the comments below.


The dare we say iconic piano scene.

The original movie trailer.

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