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The Pacifier (2005)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2005 (USA)
Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

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After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man's children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house. Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school official, and foreign spies also looking for it. Written by Disneyfication

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$56,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,552,694 (USA) (6 March 2005)

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$113,086,868 (USA)
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The film is set in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, but Winners - a Canadian store chain with no outlets in the United States - is visible. See more »

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Seth Plummer: There is a man in the house! It's me!
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Written by Benito Benitez, John Garrett III, Toni Colandreo, Luca Anzilotti, Michael Muenzing
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SEAL Training Doesn't Cover This
3 November 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the better comedies from the Walt Disney Studios in the past several years has been the Pacifier. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can manage kindergarten, than Vin Diesel can certainly babysit a whole family of a scientist who's been killed under mysterious circumstances.

Tate Donovan was doing some top secret work for the government and whoever killed him didn't get what they want. That puts his family in danger. Vin Diesel's been sent to protect them.

Of course getting into their lives wasn't included in the bargain. Mother Faith Ford has a handful with her kids who range from the teens down to the toddler. The handful is now dumped on Diesel.

Diesel's tough guy screen image is nicely played against by the kids. Look for a very nice performance by Brad Garrett as a blowhard assistant principal who Diesel puts nicely in his place.

For the conclusion, the film glides effortlessly back into the action genre we're more familiar with in Vin Diesel films.

Nice film for the whole family and try to learn the Andy Panda dance.


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