Litty Nicky Larges It

Published September 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Adam Sandler’s new comedy Little Nicky will include a number of big men; basketball legends The Harlem Globetrotters appear. 

The team, celebrating its 75th anniversary next year, 2001, will 

star in comedian Sandler's autumn, 2000 movie Little Nicky

Team owner Mannie Jackson says the basketball stars had been 

featured in other films, but the Sandler movie is their first 


He says, "appearing in the movie will once again remind many 

people that they're both talented players and wonderful, timeless 


The Globetrotters, who mix court dexterity with fast-paced visual 

gags, plan to celebrate their anniversary next January, 2001, with a 

Chicago gala featuring Elton John, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Bob Newhart and Rob Lowe

Meanwhile, comedian Sandler celebrity to have his likeness 

cast in plastic; his dolls may be out for Christmas this year. 

Sandler, who will star as the son of Satan who must rescue to 

world in November's Little Nicky, will soon have an action figure version of himself. 

The movie, which also stars Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette, Rodney Dangerfield and Quentin Tarantino, will be given a promotional push by McFarlane Toys, which is making Little Nicky action figures that will re-create scenes from the movie. 

Some of the toys include: Little Nicky and Cassius (his older 

brother): Cassius is 14.6 cm (5 3/4 inches) tall and comes with a 

throwing dart.  

Little Nicky is 13 cm (5 inches) tall and when the toy is wound 

up, Nicky punches himself in the groin. Sounds are also included in 

this toy. Deluxe Beefy (a dog) comes complete with a special 

urinating ability and an internal bladder. 

"We're trying to re-create scenes from the movie that include 

specific characters and audio clips from the film. We've already 

had great success with New Line and 'Austin Powers,' and I expect 

this project to be even more successful," says Todd McFarlane, founder of McFarlane Toys - WENN. 

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