The Pacifier

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Pacifier (2005 Movie)

“Disney’s The Pacifier” is a family comedy film released in 2005, directed by Adam Shankman and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie stars Vin Diesel in the lead role as Shane Wolfe, a tough and fearless Navy SEAL who is assigned to protect the family of a government scientist after his untimely death.

When the scientist’s family becomes the target of a dangerous criminal organization, Shane finds himself facing a new challenge: babysitting five unruly children, including teenager Zoe (played by Brittany Snow), tween Seth (played by Max Thieriot), and young children Lulu, Peter, and Tyler (played by Morgan York, Kegan Hoover, and Logan Hoover, respectively).

As a tough and disciplined military man, Shane struggles to adapt to his new role as a caregiver, but he soon forms a bond with the children as he learns to understand their individual needs and personalities. Along the way, he faces various comical situations and challenges, from changing diapers to dealing with teenage drama.

As the story unfolds, Shane’s protective instincts and combat skills are put to the test as he strives to keep the children safe from the dangerous villains who are after them. Despite initial conflicts and misunderstandings, the family begins to see Shane as a positive influence and an integral part of their lives.

“Disney’s The Pacifier” is a heartwarming and entertaining family film that combines action, comedy, and heartfelt moments. It showcases the importance of family, teamwork, and the transformative power of love and understanding. The movie was well-received by audiences and became a commercial success, further establishing Vin Diesel as a versatile actor capable of delivering both action-packed performances and heartwarming family fare.

The film’s themes of family values and the importance of connecting with others resonate with viewers of all ages, making it a popular choice for family movie nights. With its mix of humor and heart, “Disney’s The Pacifier” remains a beloved addition to Disney’s collection of family-friendly films.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $198.6 million
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  • Vin Diesel: Lieutenant Shane Wolfe
  • Lauren Graham: Claire Fletcher
  • Brittany Snow: Zoe Plummer
  • Max Thieriot: Seth Plummer
  • Morgan York: Lulu Plummer
  • Kegan and Logan Hoover: Peter Plummer
  • Bo and Luke Vink: Baby Tyler Plummer
  • Faith Ford: Julie Plummer
  • Chris Potter: Captain Bill Fawcett
  • Carol Kane: Helga
  • Brad Garrett: Vice Principal Dwayne Murney
  • Tate Donovan: Howard Plummer
  • Denis Akiyama and Mung-Ling Tsui: Mr. and Mrs. Chun


  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman
  • Music: John Debney

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