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The Big Easy (1986)

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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Ed Dodge
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Bobby McSwain
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Lamar Parmentel
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Mama
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Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
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Freddie Angelo
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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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Her job is to expose a cop on the take. Putting him away won't be easy. Neither will letting him go. See more »


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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$17,685,307 (USA)
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According to the American Film Institute: "The location of Remy's first date with Anne was a Cajun dance hall called Rosie's, an establishment that closed after the film completed." See more »

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During the final gunfight, the smoke from DeSoto's gunshot disappears between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Anne Osborne: That's OK. I never did have much luck with sex anyway.
Remy McSwain: Your luck's about to change, cher.
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Connections

Followed by The Big Easy (1996) See more »

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BUCK'S NOUVELLE JOLE BLON
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Sont Partis Band
Composed by C. Breaux
Arranged by Buckwheat Zydeco (as S. Dural)
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Simply the BEST.
8 June 2003 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry that people from New Orleans don't like this one. As someone who has lived in New York City and its environs for her entire life, I have PLENTY to say about innacuracies in movies and TV shows made about my home town. But if, as in this case, the final product can overcome any inaccuracies, why complain? Forget about the nitpicky details and have fun.

Sure, Dennis Quaid's accent is over the top. Sure, they got some things about New Orleans wrong. But who cares? The plot and the acting are both terrific, and the chemistry between Quaid and Barkin is potent; even when their characters are not speaking to each other, it's still pretty obvious that they can't keep their hands off each other. The love scene is done beautifully, and is far sexier than it would have been had it been more graphic.

I just wish the DVD treatment had been better. Other than that, I give The Big Easy 8 out of 10.


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