Big (movie)

1988 film by Penny Marshall

Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy-drama movie directed by Penny Marshall. It stars Tom Hanks as Adult Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and then becomes an adult the next day. The movie also stars Elizabeth Perkins, David Moscow as young Josh, John Heard and Robert Loggia

Directed byPenny Marshall
Produced by
Written by
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyBarry Sonnenfeld
Edited byBarry Malkin
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • June 3, 1988 (1988-06-03)
Running time
104 minutes (Theatrical), 130 minutes (Extended Edition)
CountryUnited States
Budget$18 million[1]
Box office$151.7 million[1]

Big had two Academy Award nominations for Best Actor (Hanks) and Best Original Screenplay.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Big - Box Office Data, DVD and Blu-ray Sales, Movie News, Cast and Crew Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2015.