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Big Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 30 May 1986 (USA)
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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Joshua Hoffman
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Det. Murphy
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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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Trivia

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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Spoofs Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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excerpt from 'La Bohème'
Written by Giacomo Puccini
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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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