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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
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Peter Hoffman
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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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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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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Trio No. 15
Written by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Josef Haydn)
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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 Several weeks went by before I actually worked, and by that time, Bergman had been replaced by John Cassevetes.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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