Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks in 20th Century Fox's 'Big.'
Penny Marshall's "Big" was a big deal back in 1988. And nowadays, looking back, "Big" remains a big deal, not just because star Tom Hanks first became Oscar Nominee Tom hanks, but because Marshall became the first female director to make a film that grossed more than $100 million.
Of course, it's hard to imagine "Big" making such big money without the iconic piano dancing scene between Hanks and Robert Loggia. But hearing Marshall talk about it, it's easy to imagine that scene never getting filmed at all.
"The piano that was in the store didn't play any notes," Marshall told Yahoo Movies over the phone recently while speaking about the new 25th Anniversary Edition of "Big," now available on Blu-ray. "A 'C' wasn't a 'C.' I mean, I did take piano lessons as a kid, I know what a 'C' is. I know what an octave is. So this was useless to me. It was too small for two people."
Penny Marshall and Tom Hanks on the set of 20th Century Fox's 'Big'. Photo courtesy of Everett Collection.So you give up right? You find a different toy at FAO Shwarz to bond over, right?
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