DVD 92 mins IMDB 5.7 (5,281 votes)
Daddy Day Care
Columbia Pictures (2003)
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Comedy, Family
USA  /  English

Eddie Murphy Charlie Hinton
Jeff Garlin Phil
Steve Zahn Marvin
Regina King Kim Hinton
Kevin Nealon Bruce
Jonathan Katz Dan Kubitz
Siobhan Fallon Peggy (as Siobhan Fallon Hogan)
Lisa Edelstein Crispin's Mom
Lacey Chabert Jenny
Laura Kightlinger Sheila
Siobhan Fallon Hogan Peggy
Elle Fanning Jamie
Michelle Krusiec English Teacher
Anjelica Huston Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan
Leila Arcieri Kelli
Khamani Griffin Ben Hinton
Max Burkholder Max
Arthur Young Nicky

Director Steve Carr (III); Steve Carr
Producer Matt Berenson; John Davis; Wyck Godfrey
Writer Geoff Rodkey
Cinematography Steven B. Poster
Musician David Newman
User Credit 1 Christopher Greenbury
User Credit 2 Ruth E. Carter

Two fathers get a crash course in caring for kids other than their own in this family-friendly comedy. Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) is an advertising executive whose job monopolizes his time, making it difficult for him to stay in touch with his young son, Ben (Khamani Griffin). However, after Charlie and his partner, Phil (Jeff Garlin), are given their pink slips in the wake of a disastrous campaign for a new breakfast cereal, Charlie's wife, Kim (Regina King), goes back to work, and with the family budget tighter than before, Charlie becomes a stay-at-home dad. After pulling Ben out of an expensive and exclusive daycare center run by the humorless Gwyneth Harridan (Anjelica Huston), Charlie comes up with a brainstorm — since he and Phil watch their own children every day, how much harder could it be to watch a few more kids and open their own day care center? Charlie and Phil discover there's much more to running a daycare center than they ever imagined, but after a very rough start, with the help of likable slacker Marvin (Steve Zahn) their new business becomes a success — so much so that Harridan finds herself losing customers to the upstart fathers, and she starts searching for a way to shut them down. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 043396017139
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Language.
User Text 2 D-Day Is Coming
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Goofs: Continuity: Just before the puppet show, the Child Services investigator takes a cookie. When Charlie, Marvin and Phil ask for privacy to discuss the missing child Flash, the investigator is holding the cookie. The scene looks at the puppet show and then back to the investigator putting the cookie in his breast pocket. The scene moves back to the puppet show and immediately back to the investigator who now has the cookie back in his hand again. (more)

Charlie Hinton: Today we need some organization and planned activities.
Phil: No. We need Ritalin and leashes, that's what we need.

Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations (more)