Honey I Blew Up the Kid

July 17th, 1992


Honey I Blew Up the Kid

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The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 4.4/10 (14,237 voted)

Director: Randal Kleiser

Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of 150 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land.

Writers: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna

Rick Moranis - Wayne Szalinski
Marcia Strassman - Diane Szalinski
Robert Oliveri - Nick Szalinski
Daniel Shalikar - Adam Szalinski
Joshua Shalikar - Adam Szalinski
Lloyd Bridges - Clifford Sterling
John Shea - Dr. Charles Hendrickson
Keri Russell - Mandy Park
Ron Canada - Marshall Brooks
Amy O'Neill - Amy Szalinski
Michael Milhoan - Captain Ed Myerson
Gregory Sierra - Terence Wheeler
Leslie Neale - Constance Winters
Julia Sweeney - Nosey Neighbor
Linda Carlson - Nosey Neighbor

Release Date: 17 July 1992

Filming Locations: Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,000,000 (USA)

Gross: $58,662,452 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The scene when Adam was about to put the car in his mouth and Nick said, "Adam, don't eat us", was a nod to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in which Nick said, "Dad, don't eat me".

Errors in geography: After Adam leaves the house, the US Marshal indicates he is headed towards the Las Vegas Strip when he was actually headed towards Fremont St. which is in downtown Las Vegas.

Diane: Just who do you think you are talking to him like that?
Wayne: Diane, let me handle this; Who do you think you are talking to me like that?

User Review

Sequel Slightly Better

Rating: 8/10

Here's another example of the sequel being slightly better than the original, at least in my humble opinion. However, the original ("Honey, I Shrunk The Kids") was nothing super, not something you'd call a "classic." It was "pretty good." This one is "good."

It had more laughs and less irritating kids. There is still the stupid teen romance, but not emphasized as much as in the first movie. The little kid in here, who is turned into a giant, is cute and affable and his giggle is fun to hear.

The first 40 minutes of this film are the best. It gets a little too silly after that. At the end, Disney succumbs to the craze of the early '90s: having a woman punch out a man. In this case, it was nice mother (Marcia Strassman.) Give me a break!

The special-effects were okay but not totally convincing. In fairness, it's not easy trying to produce the effects of a 100-foot child walking down the streets of Las Vegas, but they've still come along way from the days of "The Attack Of The 50- Foot Woman" in 1958. However, there is still room for FX improvement.

Overall, some good laughs in the film and - with one exception - likable characters.


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