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Tom Hanks Classic “Big” Now Free for Limited Time on Google Play

For a limited time, fans of Tom Hanks and classic movies can pick up Big for completely free on Google Play. Google doesn’t exactly mention why Big is free, it’s not an anniversary of the flick or anything, but we’ll take it. 

In Big, Tom Hanks is a kid who wishes to be a grown up. His wish comes true one night, and if you could only imagine, he gets into a whole bunch of awkward fun when he lands a job at a toy company. And wouldn’t you know, he even gets a crush on one of his co-workers.

We love it when Google spoils us with free gifts, especially after snubbing us with their 2nd birthday deals on Google Play. Those were terribad.

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  • socalrailroader

    June 1988, this awesome movie came out and I had just finished my Sophomore Year at Covina High in SoCal , I was officially a Junior (school would start up again in September), it truly was a BIG year for Tom and me 😉

  • Jason Melling

    Tom Hanks is to acting what McDonald’s is to hamburgers. Probably the most popular but of very dubious quality.

  • paul_cus

    Elizabeth Perkins looked dope in this movie. I would have stayed an adult for her.

  • mo

    I remember that movie. It’s about pedofiles and the first iPad.

  • Ry Sav

    Unreal movie

  • bogy25

    The BIG GUN is called Photon boys and I still have my set – it is awesome – kinda like LaserTag – but the first back in the 80’s –

  • Kris Cortez

    I liked the part where he touches her boobs

  • Michael Bassett

    As it should be, there are movies from the 80’s and 90’s on the Google birthday “sale” that are $1.99 to RENT, they should be $1.99 to BUY in HD. Rediculous pricing is why people pirate, it’s been out for 20 years, be happy to sell the movie for $2.

    • Agreed. Especially when they offer B movies that never did well for $15+ in any [digital] format. GTFOOH. GFY.

  • Ryan5609

    Love the random TV/Movie freebies on the Play store. Also, love how you must complete a $0.00 transaction, but its FREE! So who cares right.

  • Ralph Bretz

    Downloading now. Always nice to have something to watch if needed.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Weird, I “bought” the HD version but all it does is open up a YouTube which plays in 480p. I was hoping to download it to watch later. Am I missing something?

      • Ralph Bretz

        don’t think. Even though it said download I can’t find it.

        • LionStone

          Go to Movies & TV in the PlayStore, tap Menu then tap on My Movies & TV and should be there.

  • Guy Pierce

    That’s “Big” news!

  • Cael

    It’s a part of the Play Store birthday deals. This is the deal for movies. Other deals kinda suck…a lot… I got “I Love it” for free though!

    • Ohh, I love Icona Pop. Almost every song in that album is awesome. I wonder why there are so many negative reviews there. Everyone has different taste in music, I guess.

  • I just have the option to “add to wishlist”

  • Ben Murphy

    Funny, I’m watching Forrest Gump right now. =)

  • jwildman16

    Maybe the link above is foreign? No buy button in the browser for me and the app said not available in my country (U.S.). But I searched for Big and “bought” it no problem. Try this link: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Big?id=uBohu3ZBg9g

  • Nathan Bryant

    Is there a reason why you can’t download it from the actual site for FREE?

  • Brian Walz

    I had to refresh the app but I was able to purchase it too for free

  • BK

    Awesome. I would buy a whole lot more movies from Google Play if they could just bring the HD prices down. Until then, it doesn’t seem worth it.

    • michael arazan

      Star trek into darkness $10

  • The Narrator
    • James Monday

      Oh yeah another gif! Thanks a lot!

      • The Narrator

        Murica’ buddy.

        • James Monday

          Thank you for using your freedom for such a useful purpose.

          • The Narrator

            Pretty sure this article is about a movie and not somebody’s use of a Gif.

          • James Monday

            Pretty sure every you post a gif for every single article.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            I’m pretty sure you’re having a bad day.

          • PriceIsWrongBeeeeeyoch

            Your feelings are just hurt because you post lame .gifs all the time too. Oh oh, let me watch what I say because you’ll flag my post and cry for an admin to come save you! lol

          • The Narrator

            Considering its at the top, what you said is irrelevant. But hey, live the depressed life. They all off themselves sooner or later.

          • Nathaniel Webb

            oh shut up

          • bigachx

            Well it is a pretty relevant gif 😀 Why so serious?

      • needa

        nothing wrong with a gif or two. it is when the entire comment section is littered with them like it is on the verge that it gets annoying. i havent been on that site for six months or so. things may have changed… but i kinda doubt it.

        • The Narrator

          And considering the gif is the movie itself, i don’t see the problem. People be having bad days, lately.


          There’s been certain instances on this blog where that’s the case though. Certain threads that are just a sh!tfest of lame pics. I really don’t see why a GIF or a meme is ever necessary to post on a site like this. It’s really not a contribution in conversation/communication in any way. Save that crap for Facebook or something.

        • Kevin

          Seriously, wtf is up with Verge’s’ comment section? Every article is filled with a movie GIF, TV show GIF, Obama GIF, etc. It’s horrendous. Troll this, Troll that. Continuously bashing the writers accusing them of being apple fanboys.

  • J.B.

    I’m in the USA and it says not available in my country. Anybody else have this problem?

    • The Narrator

      Go straight from the app, not the link

    • J.B.

      The link is the problem. Tried 3 times. I searched for it through Google Play and it came up available.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        The link worked just fine for me!

  • cjohn4043

    This is a pretty Big deal…

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Badumm Tsss!

  • Kiril Vatev

    For some reason, the browser does not have a “buy” button for me, but the app did. Just a heads up.

    • MaddHatterr

      When I looked at it on the browser it did not have the button to buy either, and going to the link through the DL site on my phone returned not available in your country. I had to go into Google Play and then Movies and TV on my phone and it was there, the price was crossed off and a button to “Add to library” was there. Downloading now WOOT

  • Transverse45h

    Purchased and its HD