Big script
Big (1998)
Synopsis: After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (Robert Loggia) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.

JOSH:

Where?

MOM:

Honey!

CYNTHIA:

Right over there.

MOM:

Smile!

JOSH:

Why, yes.

DARIN:

Hey, who's this?

CYNTHIA:

This is Josh Baskin.

DARIN:

How ya doin'?

CYNTHIA:

This is Darin. He drives.

MAN:

Next!

DARIN:

Go ahead.

MAN:

Yo next!

DARIN:

Go ahead!

MAN:

Yo next! Woah! Read this sign. You must be at least this big to ride

this ride!

CYNTHIA:

What?

MAN:

Hey, I don't make the rules here. Next! Next!

CYNTHIA:

Well, it's a stupid rule.

MAN:

Look, why don't you try the kiddy ride?

SCENE 8

JOSH:

Drop twenty-five cents here. C'mon! C'mon! C'mon! ...Neat! ...Make

my wish....I wish I were big....Your wish is granted.

SCENE 9

MOM:

Josh! Josh! Josh!

JOSH:

What?

MOM:

It's seven-thirty. Are you up? ...Come on Sleepy Head! You're going

to miss the bus and I can't drive you today! ...What does he do in his

sleep? ...Honey? I put out some clean clothes. Bring down your

dungarees and stuff for the laundry, okay?

JOSH:

Okay.

MOM:

Are you getting a cold, Josh?

JOSH:

No! Fine!

MOM:

He's got a cold. Then Rachel's gonna get a cold and I'm gonna get a

cold...

JOSH:

Oh my God.

MOM:

Breakfast is ready, Josh!

JOSH:

Be right there!

MOM:

Josh! Hurry up! Your eggs are getting cold! ...Bring down Rachel

with you, all right?

JOSH:

Okay!

MOM:

You want orange juice or...What about your breakfast?!

SCENE 10

MOM:

Oh, you...don't! Don't!

JOSH:

I'm sorry! ...Mom, it's me. It's Josh. Mom, I'm a grown up!

MOM:

Stop it! Oh God!

JOSH:

I made a wish last night...I turned into a grown up, Mom! I made this

wish on a machine...

MOM:

Go away! Go away! Please!

JOSH:

...and it turned me into a grown up! It was last night at the

carnival! My birthday is November 3rd...I got a B on my history test!

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Gary Ross

Gary Ross is an American film director, writer, and author. He directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit. more…

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