You're only young once!

More than anything else, 13-year old New Jerseyite Josh wants to be "big". That's the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he's grown to manhood overnight! Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next. He lucks into a job with a major toy company run by kid-at-heart McMillan. By cannily bringing a child's eye view to McMillan's business, Josh rises to the top-and in process, he falls in love with fellow employee Susan. But he's still a kid, and he'd like to go back to his own world and own body.

  • 1HR 42MIN ' PG
  • Fantasy

Cast & Crew

  • Tom HanksJoshua "Josh" Baskin

  • Elizabeth PerkinsSusan

  • Robert LoggiaMacMillan

  • John HeardPaul

  • Jared RushtonBilly

  • Penny MarshallDirector

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