At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Hanks) wishes he was big-only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naïve Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.
Side A: Theatrical Version
**"Big Brainstorming" - An Audio Documentary by Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg (Theatrical Version Only)
*Billy's Home Life
*Susan Interrupts Wedding Shower
*Josh Calls His Mom
*Susan and Paul Having Breakfast
*Josh and Billy Pick Up the Tuxedo
*Josh and Susan Work Late
*Sequence of Events After Susan and Josh Fight
*Zoltar Easter Egg
*Chemistry of a Classic
*The Workof Play
*Hollywood Backstory: Big
*Carnival Party Newswrap
**Trailers: Trailer A, Trailer B, TV Spot - "Women", TV Spot - "Adult Review"
Side B: Extended Cut
Cast & Crew
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