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Pacifier, The (2005)

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Original Title :  The Pacifier
Director : Adam Shankman
Writer : Thomas Lennon
Ben Garant
Genre : Comedy
Action/Family/Thriller
Country : Canada
Language : English
Producer : Gary Barber , Roger Birnbaum , Derek Evans , Jennifer Gibgot , Jonathan Glickman , Garrett Grant , Adam Shankman , George Zakk
Music : John Debney
Photography : Peter James
Distributor : Buena Vista Pictures
MPAA Rating : Rated PG for action violence, language and rude humor.
IMDB ID : 0395699
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Starring

Vin Diesel Shane Wolfe
Lauren Graham Principal Claire Fletcher
Faith Ford Julie Plummer
Brittany Snow Zoe Plummer
Max Thieriot Seth Plummer
Chris Potter Capt. Bill Fawcett
Carol Kane Helga
Brad Garrett Vice Principal Murney
Morgan York Lulu Plummer
Kegan Hoover Peter Plummer (as Keegan Hoover
Logan Hoover Peter Plummer
Bo Vink Baby Tyler
Luke Vink Baby Tyler
Tate Donovan Howard Plummer
Scott Thompson Director
Denis Akiyama Mr. Chun
Mung-Ling Tsui Mrs. Chun
Anne Fletcher Liesel
Allison Lynn Maria
Gabriel Antonacci Capt. Von Trapp
Mary Pitt Brigitta
Dan Sutcliffe Friedrich
Vanessa Cobham Gretl
Jordan Allison Kurt
Rachael Dolan Louisa
Charlotte Szivak Marta
Toya Alexis Mother Abbess
Valerie Boyle Nun/Nazi
Karla Jang Nun/Nazi
Silver Kim Nun/Nazi
Robert Yeretch Nun/Nazi
Scott Hurst Nazi
Christie Allaire Cheerleader
Stephanie Allaire Cheerleader
Amy Allicock Cheerleader
Helena Chow Cheerleader
Joella Crichton Cheerleader
Laura Jeanes Cheerleader
Rebecca Priestley Cheerleader
Taryn Ash Female Customer
Catherine Burdon Teacher
Shane Cardwell Teacher
Tommy Chang Showroom Cleaner
Alexander Conti Little Boy
David Lipper Cute Cop
Tip Fong Cute Cop's Partner
Maria Georgas Firefly
Nikki Shah Firefly
Jordan Todosey Firefly
Emi Yaguchi-Chow Firefly
Demetrius Joyette First Junior Grizzly
Christopher Lortie Second Junior Grizzly
Sotiri Georgas Grizzly
Steven Georgas Grizzly
Gannon Racki Grizzly
Seth Howard Woody Woodchuck Manager
Marcus Hutchings FBI Agent
David Sparrow FBI Agent
Evelyn Kaye Piano Accompanist
Miriam Laurence Dialect Coach
David Smukler Dialect Coach
Christian Laurin Marcel
John MacDonald Car Salesman
Billy Oliver Male Customer
Curtis Parker Wrestler
Matt Purdy Wrestler
Jean Pearson Swiss Banker
Kyle Schmid Scott
Robert Thomas Construction Worker
Cade Courtley Wyatt - Navy SEAL
Michael Quintero Navy SEAL
Cameron Hickox Navy SEAL
Cassius Clay Boat Captain
Jeff Podgurski Serbian
Valentino Morales Serbian
Hank Amos Serbian Gunner
Charles Haugk Stagehand
Scott Reiff Serbian Pilot
Robert Bastens Vin Diesel Stand In
Tig Fong Cute Cop's Partner
Patrick Swayze Sam Wheat (archive footage
Liam McGuckian Child on Seesaw (uncredited
Adam Shankman Driving Instructor (uncredited
 

Plot

The film is the story of an undercover agent who, after failing to protect an important government scientist, learns the man's family is in danger. In an effort to redeem himself, he agrees to take care of the man's children only to discover that child care is his toughest mission yet.
 

Comments

Dreadful and Boring, 5 July 2005 Author: christian123 Vin Diesel plays Shane Wolfe, a disgraced Navy SEAL, assigned to protect the five children of a scientist who was murdered while working on government secrets. He quickly learns that taking care of kids is going to be the hardest assignment he',s ever taken.The premise isn',t very original but I was still expecting this to be a fun movie. However, The Pacifier is a lazy family film that only the kids will like. The screenwriters could have attempted to expand the audience but they didn',t. They pretty much leave everyone over the age of 15 out of the fun. The movie only had one goal and that was to entertain the kids. For the most part, they succeeded even if they used cheap gags and annoying characters to get the job done. Well, I',m not too surprised the script is really weak since it was written by the same people who brought us Taxi. I know the Pacifier is supposed to be a fun, harmless movie but it was quite tortuous at times and I blame it on the lazy screenwriters.Vin Diesel is an okay actor. I can',t see him winning an Oscar anytime soon but he',s better than Paul Walker. His performance here wasn',t very good though. It was rather dull and it wasn',t very funny either. It',s not really his fault since he was probably told to play his character seriously so that in awkward situations, he would seem to be funny but it backfired and made the film more unbearable. Morgan York gave the best performance and she has the most memorable lines. Brittany Snow was okay, nothing special. Max Thieriot also gave an okay performance though I really didn',t like his character. Faith Ford appears in the movie for about 15 minutes so it would be kind of pointless to see this film because of her. Lauren Graham gave an okay performance, I prefer her on Gilmore Girls though. Brad Garret was terrible since he tried way too hard to be funny and it just failed completely.Adam Shankman directs and he does a decent job. I wouldn',t say he did a good job because the movie is kind of bland and inoffensive. He really put no element of surprise and he shot the film right down the middle. I',m kind of surprised he didn',t make the film better since he also directed Bringing Down the House and that film was pretty funny. Since this is strictly a kid',s movie, I thought the film was very dull and not very funny. They seemed to try too hard and it didn',t work out at all. They were some funny moments but not enough to sustain the running time. In the end, The Pacifier is a harmless film for kids but everyone else should skip it. Rating 4/10
 
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