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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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Writer-director Andrew Bergman wrote the screenplay and shot a third of the film before leaving the production. Peter Falk then asked his friend John Cassavetes to take over as director. Cassavetes was reluctant, as he usually only directed his own scripts, but he agreed. Bergman took a pseudonym for his writing credit. See more »

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Disappointing re-teaming of "The In-Laws"
18 February 1999 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

"Big Trouble" is a mediocre film. You will laugh occasionally but that's about all. And that's crushing considering the two leads, Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, and the writer, Andrew Bergman, previously teamed or "The In-Laws" an all-time great film comedy.

Here the two leads play basically the same parts. Falk is the one in control with his devious ideas while Arkin is the meek, unsuspecting one thrown in over his head. This time around the needlessly complicated plot follows an insurance scam.

The film was directed by John Cassavettes, one of our great directors. But comedy is not a genre he handled well. There were numerous reports of problems during shooting. It shows on the screen.

The one bright spot is Beverly D'Angelo looking as sexy as ever. Maybe they should have relegated Falk and Arkin to backup and made her the lead.


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