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Big Trouble (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 May 1986 (USA)
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Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

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Steve Rickey
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O'Mara
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Winslow
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Gail
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Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

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The film was first released in the same 1986 year as John Carpenter's similarly titled movie Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Interestingly, Big Trouble (1986)'s director John Cassavetes had previously written and directed a film called The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976). Moreover, Big Trouble (1986) features a story element involving Chinese labor workers. See more »

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Clearing up the Directorship Issue
15 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I worked on this film in 1986, in a scene that was ultimately left on the cutting room floor. When I auditioned for the film, I met with the director, who was in fact, Andrew Bergman (credited solely as the writer). Several weeks went by before I actually worked, and by that time, Bergman had been replaced by John Cassevetes. What I was told at the time, was that Bergman had been fired, and that Falk, a friend of Cassevetes, recommended that Cassevetes come in to finish the job. I don't know how much of the film was already in the can at that point, but I know that Cassevetes changed the script a bit. In the scene I was involved in, Falk and Arkin go into a hardware store to buy dynamite to blow up a building (An insurance office, as I recall). I played the Hardware store clerk. I remember the script being pretty much thrown out the window, and improvising much of the dialog, which included Falk explaining that the dynamite was need for a luau. "My Wife," he said, "makes a suckling pig, that'll knock your eye out. First you baste it––" "With clarified butter," Arkin chimes in. "Then blast the sh*t of it with dynamite." As the clerk, I apologize that the store doesn't carry dynamite, and end up selling them a hundred pounds of charcoal briquettes instead.

Funny.

And you will likely never see this scene.

Ah well.


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