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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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Winslow
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Noozel
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Arlene Hoffman
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Dr. Lopez
Steve Alterman ...
Peter Hoffman
Jerry Pavlon ...
Michael Hoffman
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Joshua Hoffman
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Det. Murphy
Karl Lukas ...
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Maryedith Burrell ...
Gail
Edith Fields ...
Doris
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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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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachatmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged and adapted by Bill Marx
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World's Longest Spit Take
18 February 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty disappointing movie, coming on the heels of Alan Arkin and Peter Falk's terrific performance in "The In-Laws". That was a great movie. This is not. It seems like the entire production was under financed and thrown together. The production values are sloppy. In one scene you can actually see the lighting cables and c-stands as the stars chase through a hallway. I can only assume Arkin and Falk agreed to do this film out of friendship for John Cassavettes. This "Double Indemnity" parody is just not worthy of any of them though. However, there is one great, great moment in "Big Trouble" that stands out: the world's longest spit take. This is done early in the picture when it seems the movie might actually recreate the fun and excitement of "The In-Laws". Watch as Alan Arkin samples some of Falk's herring liquor. It's a show stopping, side splitting moment.

But after that, stop the tape. There's nothing else worth seeing.


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