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Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)



Critic Consensus: Sandler returns to his roots in this nauseating concoction filled with potty humor and product placements.

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Come celebrate the joy and togetherness of the Hanukkah season with Adam Sandler -- yeah, that Adam Sandler -- in this raucous animated comedy written and produced in collaboration with the noted funnyman. Davey Stone (voice of Adam Sandler) is a twentysomething man with a short temper and a reputation for causing trouble who lives in the small New England town of Dukesberry. Davey has a particularly bad attitude about the holiday season, and on the first night of Hanukkah, he goes on a tear that lands him in front of a judge (voice of Norm Crosby). The judge, who has dealt with Davey before, is prepared to send him to prison, but Whitey (also voiced by Sandler), an eccentric but kindly old man, persuades the judge to give him a chance to turn Davey into a more responsible citizen. Davey doesn't think much of Whitey's charitable nature, but when his trailer home burns down, he's forced to move in with Whitey and his perpetually nervous sister, Eleanore (also voiced by Sandler...spotting a trend here?). Between Whitey and Eleanore's nonstop kvetching and the reappearance of his old girlfriend Jennifer (voice of Jackie Titone), Davey is being driven to distraction by the Hanukkah season, but in time Whitey learns the truth about why Davey has such a problem with the Festival of Lights. Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights also includes eight new songs co-written by Sandler; he duets with bluegrass star Alison Krauss on "Long Ago."more
Rating: PG-13 (for frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Sandler, Brooks Arthur, Allen Covert, Brad Isaacs, Brad Isaacs
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Box Office: $23.3M
Columbia Tristar Pictures - Official Site


Adam Sandler
as Davey/Whitey/Eleanor...
Jon Lovitz
as Tom Baltezor
Jackie Titone
as Jennifer
Austin Stout
as Benjamin
Rob Schneider
as Chinese Waiter/Narra...
Blake Clark
as Radio Shack Walkie-T...
Kevin P. Farley
as Panda Express Panda
Lari Friedman
as Coffee Bean and Tea ...
Jamie Alcroft
as Eli Wolstan
Tyra Banks
as Victoria's Secret Go...
Books Arthur
as Rabbi Fliegel
James Barbour
as Singing Mayor
Allen Covert
as Old Lady/Bus Driver/...
J.D. Donaruma
as Cop No. 3/Worker No....
Kelly Dugan
as Fat Kid/Telephone Ki...
Dylan Sprouse
as K-B Toys Soldier
Sharon Dugan
as Mrs. Selman
John Farley
as Cop No. 2
Cole Sprouse
as K-B Toys Soldier
Carmen Filpi
as Homeless Guy
Kevin Grady
as Cop No. 4/Worker No....
Ali Hoffman
as Young Jennifer
Brooks Arthur
as Rabbi Fliegel
Max Hoffman
as Donald Hardy
Peter Dante
as Foot Locker Guy
Jason Housman
as Singing Benjamin
Lainie Kazan
as Singing Old Woman
Ellen Albertini Dow
as See's Candies Box
Seth Kearsley
as Brill's Teammate
Hunter Kitagawa
as Basketball Kid
Alison Krauss
as Singing Jennifer
Chance Langton
as Singing Mr. Thompson
Richard Page
as Singing Dad
Jana Sandler
as Victoria's Secret Cu...
Jared Sandler
as Dreidel Kid
Jillian Sandler
as Dreidel Kid
Judith Sandler
as Davey's Mom
Jenn Gross
as Singer
Archie Hahn III
as TV Announcer
Stan Sandler
as Davey's Dad
Josh Uhler
as Young Davey
Betsy Hammer
as Phone Sex Lady
Ann Wilson
as Singing Mom
Alice Hoffman
as Young Jennifer
Jon Joyce
as Singer
Tom Kenny
as Sharper Image Chair
Rick Logan
as Singer
Denise Pleune
as Concession Stand Wor...
Brooks Arthur
as Rabbi Fliegel
Jenn Gross
as Singer
Alice Hoffman
as Young Jennifer
Denise Pleune
as Concession Stand Wor...
Kevin Farley
as Panda Express Panda
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Critic Reviews for Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (34)

The film might have been funny if it weren't so poorly executed and fixated on bodily functions.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sets animation back 30 years, musicals back 40 years and Judaism back at least 50.

Full Review… | December 27, 2002
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Audiences have at least 80 reasons to reject Eight Crazy Nights.

Full Review… | December 27, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

I'd prefer to think of Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the one good movie of the three he did this year.

December 5, 2002
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Ouch. Lame Sandler attempt at holiday humor.

Full Review… | September 2, 2010
Common Sense Media

A nearly unwatchable waste of time...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights


Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Night's" is about as funny as watching a lame television late-night cartoon, it has a dumb story and lines that really are not very funny. The end of the film is the best, when they turn the conclusion into a dance number, but that is not saying much. All this film is, is a bunch of sloppily put together scenes to make it's audience feel good about themselves once the characters accomplish their goals, but if I'm being honest, I found it hard to comply with these characters, due to the fact that I didn't know which side of them to look at. "Eight Crazy Night's" is stupid, unfunny, and has a terrible premise, but in the end, I can say that the voice acting was pretty good, and I had a bit of fun.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Jennifer: Thanks for sharing the Holiday spirit, psycho. 

"The Ultimate Battle Between Naughty And Nice."

Eight Crazy Nights is another ripoff of the Scrooge/Grinch character, where a guy who hates the holidays and lives to ruin them for others ultimately has a change of heart. This movie is excruciating to watch even though it clocks in at a measly 75 minutes. By the end, you'll be glad that it was no longer. To say everything that is bad about the movie in one little review would be hard, so I'll just hit the big ones. 

Adam Sandler does his routine animation style in this one. He wastes no time in getting to the fart and crap jokes, and they just keep on flying at us throughout. He also voices three characters, one being in his normal voice and the other two being a brother-sister combo that he uses the most annoying voices ever for. I'm guessing that he thinks it is funny to just sound as annoying as possible. Well I for one wasn't laughing. In fact, I don't think I laughed once throughout this whole piece of shit.

Then there are the lame songs. Horribly written and horribly performed, the Christmas duds are sure to give you a case of nausea. Then at times he adds, the annoying voices into the songs and holy shit... you just want to die. I'd take just about any Christmas film over this one, aside from those crappy Hallmark, Lifetime, ABC Family films that are shown every year.

The worst thing about this movie just might be that it was made the same year that Sandler did Punch Drunk Love. So when he got done with his one great movie, he turned around and probably did his worst(aside from Going Overboard,  but no one has seen that, so it doesn't matter). Do yourself a favor and re-watch other Holiday films and don't give this a chance. Sandler fan or not, this is unwatchable.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

This movie was so terrible I wanted to throw up, and not the throw up where you go to the fair and get hopped up on pocorn and then throw up a ride, I mean throw up where this movie sucks.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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