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The Big Easy (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  21 August 1987 (USA)
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Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police ... See full summary »

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Jack Kellom
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Det. Andre DeSoto
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McCabe
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Ed Dodge
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Bobby McSwain
Charles Ludlam ...
Lamar Parmentel
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Mama
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Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
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Daddy Mention
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Chef Paul
Jim Chimento ...
Freddie Angelo
Edward Saint Pe' ...
Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)
Robert Lesser ...
'Silky' Foster
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Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A cop and a lady lawyer caught in an explosive truth of police corruption See more »


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21 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Der große Leichtsinn  »

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$17,685,307 (USA)
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Trivia

The production company was aided greatly in its ability to film in and around New Orleans by the state's Film Commission. Shortly after this film (which is about political corruption) premiered, several members of the Film Commission were indicted in a kickback scandal. See more »

Goofs

Anne's necklace just after Daddy Mention is killed. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Guerra: Sorry boys, but you know I have to pat everyone down.
Ed Dodge: [as DeSoto begins placing various weapons on the table] Andre here scared of the dark!
Det. Andre DeSoto: Dark, Hell! It's a jungle out there...
Det. Andre DeSoto: [after emptying his pockets of three pistols, two knives, brass knuckles, a black-jack, and a baton] If that don't work, I piss on 'em.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.31 (2011) See more »

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FORE DAY IN THE MORNING
Composed & Performed by Huey P. Smith (as Huey "Piano" Smith)
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Barkin uncovers corruption in big swampy
2 September 2000 | by (PA USA) – See all my reviews

An Excellent Thriller. Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin star in this caper about a detective played by quaid who is uncovers a heroin mob war who battles a determined DA played by Barkin who uncovers corruption in the police force. It is soon apparent that all is not kosher in this heroin mob war and this leads to some suprising and shocking discoveries. Set and filmed in New Orleanes this is an exciting fast paced action with a lil romance and funny stuff thrown in..along with some down home corruption A good date movie.The women will love Quaid and the guys have Barkin

On a scale of 1 to 10 Big easy rates a 8


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