Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight."

Overall Ranking: 581 (Rank from 1988: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Patrick Devitt70

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Joshua "Josh" Baskin)
  • Elizabeth Perkins (Susan)
  • Robert Loggia (MacMillan)
  • John Heard (Paul)
  • Jon Lovitz (Scotty Brennen)
  • Mercedes Ruehl (Mrs. Baskin)
  • Jared Rushton (Billy)
  • David Moscow (Young Josh)
  • Josh Clark (Mr. Baskin)
  • Kimberlee M. Davis (Cynthia Benson)
  • Oliver Block (Freddie Benson)
  • Erika Katz (Cynthias Friend)
  • Allan Wasserman (Gym Teacher)
  • Mark Ballou (Derek)
  • Gary Howard Klar (Ticket Taker)
  • Penny Marshall (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Tom Hanks And The Weird Romances