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A workaholic architect, frustrated in his job but determined to make a better life for his family, is bestowed with a powerful universal remote that allows him more control over his life than he ever knew possible in director Frank Coraci's high-concept fantasy comedy. On the surface, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) seems to have it all, yet with all the demands forced upon him by his ungrateful boss (David Hasselhoff), Michael finds that setting aside time to spend with his loving wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two picture-perfect children, Ben (Joseph Castanon) and Samantha (Tatum McCann), has grown increasingly difficult. When a frustrating bout with the television remote leads the overworked husband and father to a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond in search of a universal remote with the power to control all of his electronic devices, a curious peek into the back room leads Michael into the company of eccentric employee and talented inventor Morty (Christopher Walken). It seems that Morty has created a device that will not only allow Michael complete control over his television and stereo, but his entire life as well. As Michael discovers that the remarkable device has the power to muffle the barks of the family dog, zoom himself past an irritating quarrel with his wife, and even allow him to travel back and forth through time to different points in his life, the rush of being able to skip straight to the good parts in life soon leaves him feeling as if he's missing out on the total experience. Only when Michael begins to realize that the he has lost control of his life and the remote is now programming him does he finally learn that life is as much about the moments he'd rather forget as it is the moments he will always remember. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 23, 2006


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kazuhiro Tsuji Best Makeup 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Corso Best Makeup 2006 Nominee


Adam Sandler
as Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale
as Donna Newman
Christopher Walken
as Morty
Henry Winkler
as Ted Newman
David Hasselhoff
as Mr. Ammer
Julie Kavner
as Trudy Newman
Jennifer Coolidge
as Janine
Sean Astin
as Bill
Jake Hoffman
as Ben at 22-30 Years Old
Sophie Monk
as Stacy
Rachel Dratch
as Alice
Joseph Castanon
as Ben at 7 Years Old
Tatum McCann
as Samantha Newman
Katie Cassidy
as Samantha at 27 Years Old
Jonah Hill
as Ben at 17 Years Old
Lorraine Nicholson
as Samantha at 14 Years Old
Cameron Monaghan
as Kevin O'Doyle
Michelle Lombardo
as Linda
Jana Kramer
as Julie
Nick Swardson
as Bed, Bath & Beyond Guy
Sid Ganis
as Doctor Bergman
Michael Yama
as Watsuhita Head Executive
as Watsuhita Executive
Eiji Inoue
as Watsuhita Executive
Toshi Toda
as Watsuhita Executive
Katheryn Cain
as Kirsten
Frank Coraci
as Male Nurse
Tim Herlihy
as Doctor
as Jogger
Emilio Cast
as Michael at 10 Years Old
Elliot Cho
as Ping Woo
Willy Goldstein
as Lakeside Camp Boy
Lily Mo Sheen
as Lakeside Camp Girl
Gary Holm
as Fat Michael Body Double
Elena Patten
as Samantha's Friend
Alan Au
as Ping Woo's Father
Ryan Keiser
as Firecracker Teen
Nickole Reyes
as Firecracker Teen
Brianne Davis
as Firecracker Teen
Jenae Altschwager
as Judy
Marco Kahn
as Habeeboo Entourage
Ahmad Jordan
as Habeeboo Entourage
Alireza Tanbakoochi
as Habeeboo Entourage
Dolores O'Riordan
as Singer
Sally Insul
as Aunt Peggy
Nate Torrence


Frank Coraci
Neal H. Moritz
Steve Koren
Adam Sandler
Mark O'Keefe
Jack Giarraputo
Mark O'Keefe
Steve Koren
Jack N. Green
Dean Semler
Michael Dilbeck
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Brooks Arthur
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Gourson
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Alan Au
Art Director
Jeff Mossa
Art Director
Tania Landau
Kevin Grady
Associate Producer
Barry Bernardi
Executive Producer
Tim Herlihy
Executive Producer
Evelyne Barbier
Set Designer
Jeff Markwith
Set Designer
Cosmas Demetriou
Set Designer
Hugo Santiago
Set Designer
Gary Fettis
Set Decorator
Ellen Lutter
Costume Designer
Jeffrey J. Haboush
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill W. Benton
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas A. Reilly
First Assistant Director
Josh King
First Assistant Director
Ian Fox
Camera Operator
Richard Merryman
Camera Operator
Roger Mussenden
David Bach
Supervising Sound Editor
Kazuhiro Tsuji
Makeup Special Effects
Blake Neely
Kathleen Freeman
Key Make-up
Tamara McDonough
Additional Editing
John Hartigan
Special Effects Coordinator
Elmo Weber
Supervising Sound Editor
Marcei Brubaker
Second Assistant Director
Bill Corso
Makeup Special Effects
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
Cheryl Quarantiello Schnitzler
Unit Production Manager
Nancy Karlin
Script Supervisor
Chris Walkowiak
Special Effects Foreman
Valerie Zielonka
Costumes Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects
Justin Stafford
Makeup Special Effects
Jamie Kelman
Makeup Special Effects
Gwen Everman
Production Accountant
Thomas Real
Department Head Hair
Lauri Pitkus
Location Manager
Daryl Kass
Unit Production Manager
Tim Wiles
Properties Master