Tom Hanks’ ‘Big’ Is Returning To Theaters For 30th Anniversary

Tom Hanks’s “Big” first hit the theaters back in 1988 and now the movie is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary, 20th Century Fox decided to bring the magic machine back to the big screen. According to the reports, the movie has been broadcasted in more than 700 theaters across the US.

Two summer dates were selected for the return, July 15 and July 18. Tickets of the sites were available on Fathom website. The Marshall-directed film revolves around the story of a 12-year-old Josh Baskin who wants to be “Big” in his teenage. He then turns into a 30-year-old man body after making a wish to the magic machine.

“Big” directed by Penny Marshall is set to make its appearance on the big screen again this summer.

The movie is written by Gary Ross who is also writing and directing “Ocean’s 8“. Other team members include Anne Spielberg as a screenwriter. Tom Hanks has nominated five times for the Oscar nomination and his first nomination came for his role in “Big”. The movie is also among the earliest featured movies of Moscow. While giving an interview to TODAY back in April, Moscow said that he took 37 takes for the first scene and was freaked out totally. Omg, am I doing it right, will I be able to do it, Moscow remembered.

12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) making a wish to the magic machine.

Moscow said that he was lucky to work with Hanks in the movie as he helped him a lot. At that time, I couldn’t understand Hank’s importance but now I realize who is Tom Hanks in our culture, Moscow further added in the interview. Hanks resembles the icons like Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart.

But at that time, it was just a start so I couldn’t figure out his role, Moscow added. He further said that at that time everything was coming together and he is lucky to be the part of it. Moscow said that he grew up without watching TV and at that point, he had merely seen one or two movies. I had some idea about Penny Marshall but didn’t know who is Tom Hanks, he further added.

Back in 2016, Hanks sang the ice cream song “Down Down Baby” word by word and according to Moscow he still remembers the movie lines. And with his dance steps, Moscow showed that he still got it. Nowadays, Moscow is busy behind the camera as he directed his movie “Desolation” recently. He is also working on a travel and food show “From Scratch” which will allow him to meet new chefs.

Tom Hanks dancing on a giant piano in New York.

Moscow is only recognized by those fans who have shared the story with their kids. Moscow said that the parents explain to their kids that I was the one who played the role of Josh Baskin in the movie. After that, the kids look at me with weird eyes and wonder what the hell their parents are talking about. When Moscow won the chance to feature in the movie, he did not imagine that people will still remember him after 3 decades.

Josh who wants to be a grown-up has an intense desire to leave his childhood. Then at a carnival, he makes a wish to a Zoltar machine to become big. His wish completed and he turns to a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). Then the movie follows the consequence Josh faces to his wish. Back in 1988, when “Big” hit theaters, it became a hit. The movie made history as it became the first woman-directed movie to earn $100 million. This was the point where Hank’s career took a jump and he became the star. Thanks to 20th Century Fox and Turner Classic Movies who made it possible to bring the movie back to the silver screen.

At the end of the movie, Tom Hanks reverses his wish.

Steven Spielberg was the among those who were in the production team of the movie but when Penny Marshall took charge, Tom Hanks was her first choice. The movie was released on June 3, 1988, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary, the movie was shown on the big screen from 2 pm to 7 pm in more than 700 theaters on July 15 and July 18.