USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Chris Potter, Carol Kane, Brad Garrett, Morgan York, Keegan Hoover, Logan Hoover, Bo Vink, Luke Vink, Tate Donovan, Scott Thompson, Denis Akiyama, Mung-Ling Tsui, Anne Fletcher, Allison Lynn, Gabriel Antonacci, Mary Pitt, Dan Sutcliffe, Vanessa Cobham, Jordan Allison, Rachael Dolan, Charlotte Szivak, Toya Alexis
Director: Adam Shankman
Countries: Canada / USA
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG for action violence, language and rude humor
UK Certificate: PG contains mild comic action violence
USA Release Date: 4 March 2005
UK Release Date: 27 May 2005
As the embodiment of today's extreme action hero, Vin Diesel has jumped out of speeding planes, skied down sheer cliffs, flipped cars 360 degrees and battled the world's worst bad guys. But now he takes on his greatest screen challenge to date starring as Shane Wolfe, a Navy S.E.A.L. whose latest do-or-die mission pulls him into the perilous, adrenaline-charged world of...babysitting.
Mixing comic hi-jinx with Diesel's trademark, no-holds-barred action, the result is a family adventure-comedy about a hard-as-nails warrior who meets his match, and finds his heart, in a family of out-of-control kids. Diesel redefines the term action hero as he makes his first foray into comedy with THE PACIFIER.
Assigned to protect the endangered children of an assassinated scientist working on a secret invention, Shane Wolfe is suddenly faced with juggling two incompatible jobs: fighting evil while keeping house. As he adds to his usual arsenal of wetsuits and weapons the new tools of juice boxes and a minivan, Shane not only must defeat a world-threatening enemy but also wrangle teen rebel Zoe (Brittany Snow), uplift sullen 14 year-old Seth (Max Thieriot) and outwit 8 year-old Ninja-wannabe Lulu (Morgan York), simultaneously keeping toddler Peter and baby Tyler out of mischief, not to mention harm's way.
While drop zones, demolitions and destroying enemy targets come naturally to Shane, he has no idea what tough really is until he pits his courage against diapering, den-mothering and driver's education. He's truly a S.E.A.L. out of water, but this tough-guy loner soon realizes that he's also facing the most important mission of his life: becoming part of a family and bringing them all closer together.