Big Trouble (1986)

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



(as Warren Bogle)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Rickey
Leonard Hoffman
Blanche Rickey
Arlene Hoffman
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Steve Alterman ...
Peter Hoffman
Jerry Pavlon ...
Michael Hoffman
Joshua Hoffman
Det. Murphy
Karl Lukas ...
Police captain
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Edith Fields ...


Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

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30 May 1986 (USA)  »

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A Grande Burla  »

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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 Several weeks went by before I actually worked, and by that time, Bergman had been replaced by John Cassevetes.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.


And you will likely never see this scene.

Ah well.

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