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Big Shots (1987)

Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam's father. Written by Anonymous

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They stole a Mercedes with a body in the trunk. See more »


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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Amigos para siempre  »

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$3,390,043 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas based the character of Obie on his own son, Steve. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Red: I can walk on water, eat bullets, and shit ice cream!
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Referenced in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

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Freedom Overspill
Written by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood), George Fleming and James Hooker
Performed by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood)
Courtesy of Island Records
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Old but good
29 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Is an old movie but it was still pretty good. It is about a white kid (Obie) who runs away from his family after his father dies. He runs into a gang who beats him up and steals his bike. Then he meats a black kid who helps Obie find his watch that he lost if Obie will help him find his lost father. Good action. Eventuallt obie and his freind steal a car, get in trouble with the cops, and all sorts of trouble. It did get a little long though. 3/4 stars


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