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Big (1988)

Penny Marshall, 1988

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Big
B.B. Hiller, Neil W. Hiller, 1988

NOVELIZATION

Big is a movie novelization written by B.B. Hiller and Neil W. Hiller in 1988 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Penny Marshall in 1988. The movie features Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Mercedes Ruehl, and others.

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Storyline

Thirteen-year-old Josh Baskin, who lives with his parents and infant sister Rachel in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, is told that he is too short for a carnival ride called the Super Loops, while attempting to impress Cynthia Benson, an older girl. He inserts a coin into an unusual antique arcade fortune teller machine called Zoltar, and makes a wish to be ‘big’. The next morning, Josh has suddenly grown into a full-fledged adult.

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Poster of Big, the 1988 movie by Penny Marshall

Year

1988

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104

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Movie

Big

Country: USA

Year: 1988

Length: 1h44m

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Cover of Big, the 1988 book by B.B. Hiller and Neil W. Hiller

Year

1988

Pages

181

Book Rate

8.54

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Book

Big

Country: USA

First published in: 1988

Length: 181 pages

Genre: Fiction

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