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The Pacifier

Max ThieriotAdam ShankmanRoger Birnbaum (left), Gary Barber (center), Vin Diesel (right).Faith Ford (left), Chris Potter (right)(Left to right) Vin Diesel, Max Thieriot, Morgan York, Brittany Snow.Vin Diesel


Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father — a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.2/10 (31,210 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Adam Shankman

Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot

The film is the story of an undercover agent who, after failing to protect an important government scientist, learns the man's family is in danger. In an effort to redeem himself, he agrees to take care of the man's children only to discover that child care is his toughest mission yet.

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant


Vin Diesel

Shane Wolfe

Lauren Graham

Principal Claire Fletcher

Faith Ford

Julie Plummer

Brittany Snow

Zoe Plummer

Max Thieriot

Seth Plummer

Chris Potter

Capt. Bill Fawcett

Carol Kane


Brad Garrett

Vice Principal Dwayne Murney

Morgan York

Lulu Plummer

Kegan Hoover

Peter Plummer

(as Keegan Hoover)

Logan Hoover

Peter Plummer

Bo Vink

Baby Tyler Plummer

Luke Vink

Baby Tyler Plummer

Tate Donovan

Howard Plummer

Scott Thompson


Welcome to the infantry.

Release Date: 4 March 2005

Filming Locations: Key West, Florida Keys, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $56,000,000


Opening Weekend: $30,552,694
(6 March 2005)
(3131 Screens)

Gross: $113,006,880
(10 July 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Director Cameo:
[Adam Shankman]
the student driver teacher with Brittany Snow.


Errors in geography:
The US Government car used in the last car chase has a speedometer where the large numbers are in kilometers per hour, and the small ones in MPH, consistent with this film actually being filmed in Canada but not correct for a US Government car.


[after Shane just did the Peter Panda Dance for Peter]

Peter Plummer:
Good night, Daddy!

User Review

Hey, this was really fun

Rating: 8/10

Okay, sometimes I think the critics are all single "non-family" people.
I just got back from viewing this movie with 7 adults and 11 children.
It was wonderful to watch the kids giggle and hurrah at Vin Diesel,
tough guy, nice guy, real softie routine. Whether he was kicking bad
guys or changing diapers, he was great. While there were many clichés
and material we've all seen in other forms, we sometime forget that
this stuff works. My child is 8 and this is fresh to him. I'm so please
that we were able to bring 18 people of varying ages who all had a good
time. I say forget the negatives and focus on what we sometimes forget,
an afternoon or evening with you kids is the best pacifier.