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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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Peter Hoffman
Jerry Pavlon ...
Michael Hoffman
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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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Andrew Bergman's long-time producing partner Mike Lobell also took his name off the film, but took no pseudonym. This film has the very rare distinction of having no producer credit of any kind, something rarely seen on a feature from a major studio. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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excerpt from 'La Bohème'
Written by Giacomo Puccini
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cast gets together again... pretty good caper!
14 September 2015 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Total parody of "Double Indemnity", with some added twists. The awesome, hilarious team of A. Arkin and P. Falk are together again, seven years after the under-rated "In-Laws". Beverly D'Angelo is "Blanche", the Barbara Stanwyck wife, looking to knock off the husband. Arkin is "Leonard", the insurance salesman, trying to put his sons through Yale. Falk is "Steve", the husband. Robert Stack is Leonard's boss, who refuses to help with the college bills. If you're a big fan of Falk and/or Arkin, you'll LOVE this film; they spend the whole time trying to outdo each other in the over-acting department. Also keep an eye out for Richard Libertini, also from the In-Laws; others will know him as the guru in All of Me (Edwina, Back in Bowl ) and Charles Durning (Tootsie). Written (copied/parodied ?) by Andrew Bergman, who certainly knew comedy... he had written the original In-Laws, Blazing Saddles, Soapdish, and Fletch!

Directed by John Cassevetes, who had done a bunch of stuff with Peter Falk already. Seems like quite a departure for Cassevetes... he had always done serious, pretty rough dramas. Fun stuff. On DVD. Never see this one shown on TV for some reason.


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