Big (film)

Big is a 1988 comedy film starring Tom Hanks that tells the story of a teenage boy who is aged to adulthood by a magical fortune-telling machine.

Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg. Directed by Penny Marshall.
Have you ever had a really big secret?

Josh BaskinEdit

  • I wish I were big.


First lines of film
Computer game: You are standing in the cavern of the evil ice wizard. All around you are the carcasses of slain ice dwarves.
Mrs. Baskin{shouting}: Josh, take out the garbage.
Josh{shouting}: In a minute, Mom!
Josh{talking to himself}: Melt the wizard.
Josh{typing}: Melt wizard.
Computer game: What do you want to melt him with?
Josh{talking to himself}: Throw the thermal pod.
Mrs. Baskin{shouting}: JOSH!! The garbage is starting to stink up the house! Take it out, NOW!!
Mr. Baskin{shouting}: Josh, you heard your mother!
In the computer game, the enemy attacks Josh's avatar by encasing him in a big block of ice
Computer game: Your hesitancy has cost you dearly. The wizard, sensing your apprehension, fires a fatal bolt from his ice scepter. With luck, you will thaw in several million years.
Josh{talking to himself}: Great.

The Baskin residence is covered by squad cars and neighbors pour out to see the excitement. A police dog barks at Josh, who needs to sneak by
Policeman: This is one of the oddest missing child cases. His mother is all hysterical; cannot get a word out of her. No sign of forced entry, no ranson note and the only fingerprints we found all belonged to the Baskin family.
Kid #1: Bet he got sick of his parents and ran away. Wish I could do that.
Kid #2: I will help you pack.

Paul: Have you tried Mattel?
Susan: Yes.
Paul: Well, how about Coleco?
Susan: Yes, as well as Fisher Price and Worlds of Wonder. None of these places reported ever having a Josh Baskin on their payroll.
Paul: Well, he's got to come from somewhere. The guy just does not come into the executive offices out of the blue.
Susan: Face it Paul, the man comes from data processing.
Paul: It's a mystery.
Susan pours milk into her coffee. She has not seen the reverse side, which has a picture of the young Josh

Susan: I want to spend the night with you.
Josh: Do you mean sleep over?
Susan: Well, yeah.
Josh: Well, okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh: I'm much better at video hockey.
Paul: That's not a sport.
Josh: It requires hand and eye coordination.
Paul: It's not a sport if you don't sweat.
Josh: What about golf? It's a sport and you don't sweat.
Paul: It's not a sport if you let a machine do all the work.
Josh: What about car racing?
Paul: Shut up, Baskin.


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