Big (1988)

For a film with such an inherently creepy premise, Penny Marshall's Big is surprisingly charming, thanks in no small part to Tom Hanks' incredible performance - which almost went to a very different sort of actor. 

In this week's podcast we discuss relationship red flags, the casting choices that might have been, iconic 80s outfits and much more, plus sequel ideas, drinking games and listener submissions!



Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Consider Mercedes Ruehl's character for just a moment...

1.01.23 Big Drinking Games

1.07.35: Big sequel pitches

1.26.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 241 Preview