Little Nicky

Year: 2000
Production Co: Avery Pix/Happy Madison Productions
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Steven Brill
Writer: Adam Sandler
Cast: Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Thommy Tiny Lister, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette, Alan Covert, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Carl Weathers, Quentin Tarantino, Ozzie Osbourne
One of these days Adam Sandler will win an Academy Award. Think that's ridiculous? Bill Murray was nearly nominated for one for Lost in Translation and he started off in Meatballs, a gross-out teen sex comedy as stupid and puerile as Billy Madison.

The same creative stable spawned Murray, Sandler and a dozen of their contemporaries, and they all follow a career path set in stone; trade on one of their iconic Saturday Night Live characters in a few movies, inevitably break out of the mould and do something more serious before becoming an award-worthy thespian.

Sandler's done it with Reign Over Me and the final third of Click, but here he was still firmly in Happy Madison territory, as the son of Satan (Keitel) sent to Earth to find his rogue brothers and prove himself worthy of taking over from his Dad when he moves on.

It's cameo city as Reese Witherspoon, Quentin Tarantino and Rodney Dangerfield all pop up and generate some laughs, but it's also very Adam Sandler 1.0.

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