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Summary: FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm's latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he's assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who's about to be visited by Sherry. It's a simple plan, but there's one big problem: Unbeknownst to Sherry, Big Momma has unexpectedly left town. So Malcolm, decides to impersonate the cantankerous Southern granny. Using a few tricks of disguise, he completely transforms himself into Big Momma, even taking on the corpulent septuagenarian's everyday routine-from cooking soul food to delivering babies to "testifying" at the local church. In the mean time, Malcolm starts falling for Sherry, who may or may not be hiding some stolen cash. Now, Malcolm/Big Momma must somehow find a way to nab his criminal and the girl.
Runtime: 98 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude humor including sexual innuendo, and for language and some violence.
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Countries: USA, Germany
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 28, 2000
Director Credit
Raja Gosnell Director
Writer Credit
Darryl Quarles Story
Don Rhymer Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Martin Lawrence Malcolm Turner
Nia Long Sherry Pierce
Cast Credit
Anthony Anderson Nolan
Carl Wright Ben Rawley
Cedric the Entertainer Reverend
Ella Mitchell Hattie Mae Pierce (Big Momma)
Jascha Washington Trent Pierce
Jessie Mae Holmes Miss Other Patterson
Nicole Prescott Lena
Octavia Spencer Twila
Paul Giamatti John
Phyllis Applegate Sadie
Starletta DuPois Miss Patterson
Terrence Howard Lester Vesco
Tichina Arnold Ritha
Producer Credit
Aaron Ray Co-Producer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
David Higgins Co-Producer
David T. Friendly Producer
Jeff Kwatinetz Executive Producer
Martin Lawrence Executive Producer
Michael Green Producer
Peaches Davis Co-Producer
Rodney Liber Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: