More than anything else, 13-year old New Jerseyite Josh (David Moscow) wants to be "big". That's the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he's grown to manhood overnight! (At this point, the part is taken over by Tom Hanks). Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next. He lucks into a job with a major toy company run by kid-at-heart McMillan (Robert Loggia). By cannily bringing a child's eye view to McMillan's business, Josh rises to the top-and in process, he falls in love with fellow employee Susan (Elizabeth Perkins). But he's still a kid, and he'd like to go back to his own world and own body. Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, Big proved a crucial success for budding director Penny Marshall, who'd work harmoniously with Hanks again on the radically different A League of Their Own. The cinematography was by Barry Sonenfeld, who went on to become a director himself with The Addams Family. That Big was heavily reliant upon the input of Tom Hanks and Penny Marshall was proven by the failed attempt to turn the property into a Broadway musical.~Hal Erickson
Big theatrical version & extended cut in high definition
Big Brainstorming audio documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Deleted scenes, including 5 with intros by Director Penny Marshall
Chemistry of a classic
The work of play
Hollywood backstories: Big
Carnival party newswrap
Tom HanksJosh Baskin
Elizabeth PerkinsSusan Lawrence
John HeardPaul Davenport
Jared RushtonBilly Kopeche
Robert Loggia"Mac" MacMillan
David MoscowYoung Josh
Mercedes RuehlMrs. Baskin
Jon LovitzScotty Brennen
Linda GillenWoman In Red Dress
Gary KlarTicket Taker
Alec Von Sommer1st Brother
Josh ClarkMr. Baskin
Kimberlee M. DavisCynthia Benson
Oliver BlockFreddie Benson
Allan WassermanGym Teacher
Chris Dowden2nd Brother
Jaime TirelliSpanish Voice
Nancy GilesAdministrative Woman
Jordan ThalerAdministrative Clerk
Dana KaminskiPersonnel Receptionist
Tracy ReinerTest Market Researcher
Mildred R. VandeverReceptionist
Kevin Meaney2nd Executive
Peter McRobbieExecutive #3
Paul L.Q. Lee4th Executive
Debra Jo RuppMiss Patterson
Lela IveyBank Teller
Dolores MessinaReal Estate Agent
Gordon PressMoving Man
George J. ManosLimousine Driver
Vinnie CaponePhoton Laser Gunfighter
Pasquale PuglieseTenor/Dough man
Edward SchickPiano Player
Samantha LarkinGirl Friend of Cynthia
Vaughn SandmanBoy on Baseball Field
Rockets RedglareMotel Clerk
Keith ReddinPayroll Clerk
Fantasy Comedy,Romantic Comedy
Year of Release
2 Discs, 25th Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray/DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo, monaural
English, French, Spanish
20th Century Studios
Big [25th Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] 
I remember watching this movie a hundred times when I was a kid, and now that I'm BIG I get to show it to my kids, too. They loved it!
It's a bit on the 80's PG side, meaning it would be more like a PG13 or TV14 by our current system so maybe not for the Nick-Jr crowd and more like Netflix teens, with some inuendos that you might not be ready to explain to a younger crowd.
Lots of quotable lines and memorable scenes with family favorite Tom Hanks!
It reminds me of what it’s like when a person is a 13-year-old adolescent in a 30-year-old grownup body. Tom Hanks is at his finest acting “immature” for his age.
Remember the “Heart and Soul” and “Chopsticks” scene at the toy store when the Tom Hanks character was having fun with his future boss while playing and dancing on the big “piano” together?
This movie may be dated for people younger than the Generation-X crowd who see that the technology is “primitive” (for example, “boring” text and graphics on an Apple II computer, which isn’t even a Mac). Nevertheless, those of that younger age will laugh because now online comic-book adventures are a dime a dozen.
In short, this DVD is a grab for the $4 price.
If you enjoyed this movie when it first came out or are looking for a good movie to enjoy as a family this movie is a must. Despite being over 30-years old it still holds up and is a top movie from the 80's that I enjoyed sharing with my kids.