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Little Nicky
Little Nicky
is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
as Nicky, one of Satan's three sons as he attempts to save his father and prevent his brothers from taking over Earth. The film was a financial failure and received negative reviews from critics.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 Home media 5 Soundtrack 6 Video game 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit] The story revolves around a struggle to determine which of Satan's three sons will succeed their father (Harvey Keitel) as ruler of Hell. Adrian (Rhys Ifans) is the most devious, Cassius (Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr.) is the cruelest, and Nicky (Adam Sandler) is their father's favorite. Adrian and Cassius claim that Nicky's mother is a goat and torment him by controlling his body with their minds. Nicky has had a speech impediment and a disfigured jaw since Cassius hit him in the face with a shovel. Having been the Prince of Darkness for ten thousand years, the Devil assembles his sons to decide which of them will succeed him, but instead he keeps the throne for himself. Angered by this decision, Adrian and Cassius go to Earth to create a new Hell
by possessing religious and political leaders in New York City. As they leave, they freeze the entrance to Hell, preventing more souls from entering and causing Satan's body to begin decomposing. To stop Adrian and Cassius, Satan
sends Nicky to Earth with a silver flask that traps whoever drinks from it inside. At first, Nicky has trouble staying alive on Earth. He is killed several times, landing in Hell
and returning to New York each time. While learning how to eat and sleep, he meets a talking bulldog named Mr. Beefy (voice of Robert Smigel), rents an apartment with an actor named Todd (Allen Covert), and falls in love with a design student named Valerie (Patricia Arquette). Nicky's first encounter with his brothers occurs when Adrian sees him with Valerie, takes mental control of his body, and makes him scare her away. Then Nicky sees Cassius on television, possessing the referee of a Globetrotters game. When he goes to the court and tricks Cassius into the flask, Satanist metalheads John (Jonathan Loughran) and Peter (Peter Dante) are so thrilled with his performance that they become his devoted fans. That evening, Nicky tries to apologize to Valerie. The meeting goes badly at first, but she accepts him after he explains who he is and why he is on Earth. The next day, Adrian possesses the Chief of the NYPD (Michael McKean) and accuses Nicky of mass murder. Not knowing what to do, Nicky has Todd kill him so he can go back to Hell
and ask his father for advice, but his father has trouble hearing because his ears have fallen off, and his assistants are in a panic because the midnight deadline to capture Adrian and Cassius is only hours away. Back on Earth again, Nicky and his friends devise a plan to capture Adrian in a subway station, but Adrian discovers their trick. In the ensuing fight, Adrian grabs Valerie and dives onto the track as a train approaches, but Nicky throws her out of the way, leaving himself and Adrian to be killed by the train. Arriving in Hell
just minutes before midnight, Adrian begins the process of taking over Hell
by pushing what remains of his father aside and sitting on the throne, rising to Central Park, and starting a riotous party. Meanwhile, Nicky wakes up in Heaven
as a reward for sacrificing himself and meets his mother (Reese Witherspoon), an angel who tells him he can defeat Adrian with the Inner Light he inherited from her. After she gives him a mysterious orb, he goes to Central Park. Adrian appears to win a pitched battle by locking Nicky in the flask and turning himself into a bat, but Nicky escapes from the flask. When he shatters the orb, Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
appears, bites Adrian's head off, and spits it into the flask. With his brothers captured, Nicky is ready to save his father. After he sins to make sure he goes to Hell, he and Valerie express their love for each other and she kills him. In Hell, Satan
regains his body and recommends that Nicky go back to Earth. The film ends a year later, when Nicky and Valerie live in New York with their infant son. Cast[edit]

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
as Nicky Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
as Satan Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
as Adrian Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
as Valerie Veran Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
as Holly Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. as Cassius Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel
as the voice of Mr. Beefy Allen Covert as Todd Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Dangerfield
as Lucifer Jonathan Loughran as John Peter Dante as Peter Blake Clark
Blake Clark
as Jimmy the Demon Kevin Nealon
Kevin Nealon
as Stanley "Tit-Head" the Gatekeeper Dana Carvey as the Referee Michael McKean
Michael McKean
as The Chief of Police Laura Harring
Laura Harring
as Mrs. Dunleavy


Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
as Himself Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
as Himself Bill Walton
Bill Walton
as Himself Dan Marino
Dan Marino
as Himself Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
as Himself Radio Man as Himself (Deleted scene) Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
as The Townie (Playing his character from The Waterboy) Carl Weathers
Carl Weathers
as Chubbs (Playing his character from Happy Gilmore) Jon Lovitz
Jon Lovitz
as The Peeper Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
as The Deacon Clint Howard
Clint Howard
as Andrew/Nipples John Witherspoon as The Street Vendor

Reception[edit] It opened at #2 at the North American box office making $16 million USD
in its opening weekend, behind Charlie's Angels, which was on its second consecutive week at the top spot. The film went on to earn $39.5 million domestically and another $18.8 million worldwide, bringing the total to $58.3 million. Based on 115 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, only 22% of critics gave Little Nicky
Little Nicky
a positive review. The site's consensus states [that] "Despite the presence of a large, talented cast, the jokes in Little Nicky
Little Nicky
are dumb, tasteless, and not that funny, and Adam Sandler's character is grating to watch."[1] Comedian and former Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000
host Michael J. Nelson named the film the worst comedy ever made.[2] Roger Ebert had some positive comments for the feature, describing Little Nicky
Little Nicky
as "the best Sandler movie to date," while at the same time lamenting Sandler's lack of finesse.[3] The film was nominated for five awards at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Adam Sandler), Worst Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. It lost in all categories to Battlefield Earth starring John Travolta. Despite its negative reception the film has received a cult following over the years. It also has a 56% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was successful on home media selling over a thousand copies on DVD
and VHS. Home media[edit] Little Nicky
Little Nicky
was released on DVD
and VHS
on April 24, 2001. The DVD includes two audio commentaries and plenty of deleted scenes. There is yet to be a blu-ray release of the film. Soundtrack[edit]

Little Nicky
Little Nicky
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Soundtrack album by Various Artists

Released October 31, 2000

Genre Alternative metal, nu metal, alternative rock

Length 48:31

Label Maverick

Producer Terry Date, Rae DiLeo, DJ Crook, Don Gilmore, Ben Grosse, Safta Jaffery, John Leckie, Geno Lenardo, Scott Litt, Sylvia Massy, Jonah Matranga, Chino Moreno, Guy Oseary, PM5K, Rick Rubin, Adam Sandler, Dennis Smith

Singles from Little Nicky

"School of Hard Knocks" Released: December 2000

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [4]

The soundtrack to the movie was released October 31, 2000 through Maverick Records
Maverick Records
and featured a lineup that leaned heavily toward Maverick recording artists that included Deftones, Insolence, Muse and Unloco. The track listing as listed on Allmusic:[4]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length

1. "School of Hard Knocks" Traditional P.O.D. 4:04

2. "Pardon Me" Brandon Boyd, Mike Einzenger, Jose Antonio, Pasillas II, Alex Katunich, Chris Kilmore Incubus 3:45

3. "Change (In the House of Flies)" Deftones Deftones 4:58

4. "(Rock) Superstar" Louis Freese, Lawrence Muggerud Cypress Hill 4:37

5. "Natural High" M. Henry Herman, P.J. Perry Insolence 3:20

6. "Points of Authority" Linkin Park Linkin Park 3:21

7. "Stupify" (Fu's Forbidden Little Nicky
Little Nicky
Remix) Disturbed Disturbed 5:08

8. "Nothing" Brooks Arthur Unloco 2:40

9. "When Worlds Collide" Powerman 5000 Powerman 5000 2:57

10. "Cave" Matthew Bellamy Muse 4:46

11. "Take a Picture" Richard Patrick Filter 4:22

12. "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" (Acoustic) Deftones Deftones 4:33

Total length: 48:31

Video game[edit] Main article: Little Nicky
Little Nicky
(video game) A Game Boy Color
Game Boy Color
game was released based on the film shortly after its release. References[edit]

^ " Little Nicky
Little Nicky
(2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2016-04-03.  ^ Nelson, Michael J (2007-03-06). "Inoperable Humor: The 5 Worst Comedies of All Time". Cracked.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.  ^ Ebert, Roger (2000-11-10). " Little Nicky
Little Nicky
Movie Review & Film Summary (2000) Roger Ebert". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.  ^ a b AllMusic Review by Heather Phares (2000-10-31). " Little Nicky
Little Nicky
- Original Soundtrack Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 

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(2002) Without a Paddle
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(2016) Sandy Wexler
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(2002) The Master of Disguise
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(2002) Eight Crazy Nights
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(2002) The Hot Chick (2002) Anger Management (2003) Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) 50 First Dates
50 First Dates
(2004) The Longest Yard (2005) Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) Grandma's Boy (2006) The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers
(2006) Click (2006) I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
(2007) Reign Over Me
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(2007) Strange Wilderness
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(2008) The House Bunny
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(2008) You Don't Mess with the Zohan
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(2008) Bedtime Stories (2008) Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) The Shortcut
The Shortcut
(2009) Funny People
Funny People
(2009) Grown Ups (2010) Just Go with It
Just Go with It
(2011) Zookeeper (2011) Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011) Jack and Jill (2011) That's My Boy (2012) Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom
(2012) Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2
(2013) Blended (2014) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Pixels (2015) Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt
2: Beautiful Loser (2015) The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6
(2015) The Do-Over
The Do-Over
(2016) Sandy Wexler
Sandy Wexler

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Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
(2010–11) Breaking In (2011–12) The Goldbergs (2013–present) Imaginary Mary
Imaginary Mary

Key people

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