About

When 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 13-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.

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Directed by

Penny Marshall

Written by

Gary Ross (Screenplay)
Anne Spielberg (Screenplay)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Have you ever had a really big secret?

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#190 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#42 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Tom Hanks