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Little Nicky

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Steven Brill
  • 86 mins
  • 12

Summary

The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming - and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Stupid, crass and vulgar as this Adam Sandler vehicle may be, it is also - in places - gloriously funny. Complete with Waterboy-style speech impediment and contorted face, Sandler plays the son of Satan (Harvey Keitel), dispatched to Earth to bring his brothers (Rhys Ifans and Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr) back to the underworld before they can gather up enough evil souls to stage a coup in Hades. That's all the plot this satire needs to allow Sandler to head-spin and fire-breathe his merry way through one satanic skit after another. Little Nicky provides abundant lowbrow wit and a winning "take no prisoners" attitude that Sandler's admirers will adore. If you're not one of those, then either don't bother, or take cover!

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Credits

Cast

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NickyAdam Sandler
ValeriePatricia Arquette
DadHarvey Keitel
AdrianRhys Ifans
ToddAllen Covert
CassiusTom "Tiny" Lister Jr
GatekeeperKevin Nealon
PeeperJon Lovitz
Chief of policeMichael McKean
DeaconQuentin Tarantino
LuciferRodney Dangerfield
RefereeDana Carvey
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
HollyReese Witherspoon

Crew

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DirectorSteven Brill

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2000-11-17
Language
English
Guidance
Edited for violence, Swearing, sex scenes
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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