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Big Trouble (1986)

 -  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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Leonard Hoffman
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Blanche Rickey
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O'Mara
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Noozel
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Gail
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Doris
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Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

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The picture starred Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, the same two top-billed star teamed leads from the earlier comedy The In-Laws (1979), which had been made and released about seven years earlier. Screen-writer Andrew Bergman wrote both movies. Big Trouble (1986) though is a film in its own right and was not a sequel to The In-Laws (1979). See more »

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Eine kleine Nachatmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged and adapted by Bill Marx
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Cassevettes Knockoff
11 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This comedy according to Cineaste magazine was not directed by John Cassevettes but was lent his name after a young inexperienced director colleague of his fell into big...well, you know. This article went on to say that he was pretty grumpy on his deathbed knowing that this would be his last "credit". Well, that's a shame, because for a man who only made one comedy, a loopy one at that, this movie might have rounded out a legacy of angst, disillusionment and good old-fashioned middle-class American self-torture.

If that last labyrinthian sentence did nothing to sway you then consider this: the supporting actresses Beverly D'Angelo and Valerie Curtin are quite funny, too, enough to make this silly and completely unimportant take on one American's attempt to "send the boys to Yale" worth a watch. There is an unusual amount of improv in certain scenes that actually give the movie a satirical bite, hey folks,I heard on the radio yesterday that 60% of all Americans have $4500 of debt or more! Anyone who's lost sleep wondering "where will I get that kind of money?" will relate to Big Trouble.


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