Comedy Cinema

Comedy Cinema – This Week – Grown Ups

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Grown Ups

About the Film

Summary of Plot

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 42 Minutes


Dennis Dugan


Boys will be boys… some longer than others

Box Office Opening Weekend




Adam Sandler – Leny Feder
Salma Hayek – Roxanne Chase-Feder
Kevin James – Eric Lamonsoff
Chris Rock – Kurt McKenzie
David Spade – Marcus Higgins
Rob Schneider – Rob Hillard

Song From the OST


  • Adam Sandler wrote and was set to release this movie in the mid 1990s, with Chris Farley in the Kevin James role. Farley’s death in 1997 halted production plans, and the film was shelved for more than a decade.
  • An early scene where the five male leads all sit in chairs outside the lakehouse in sunshine was actually extremely cold. External heaters were placed out of shot so the actors, who were all dressed in t-shirts and shorts, could warm themselves in between takes.
  • Adam Sandler said the pool scene was ad-libbed.
  • CGI was used to create sunshine, as the weather was actually dull and wet during most of the shoot.
  • The first cut of the film was three hours and twelve minutes long.
  • The zipline ride seen in the waterpark sequence is a fictional creation. Health and safety regulations would never allow customers to fly over concrete.

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