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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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Johnnie Red
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Mom
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Duane Henderson
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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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If crime is a disease ... meet the measles. See more »


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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,417,000 (USA) (4 October 1987)

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

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Scam: So, what's your name?
Obie: Obie. Obediah. It's in the bible. What's yours?
Scam: Scam. It's in the bible too.
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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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Great childhood memories of this fun movie
31 January 2000 | by (San Francisco City Hall) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was around 10 or 11 years old, and I loved it. I mean, come on, the story revolves around two 11 year olds stealing a Mercedes! I rented it for a flashback thrill in 1999 to refresh my memory of it. It is still a wonderful movie, so I bought it. Its a great movie to show to your little brothers and sisters or, if you have some, your own kids. There is a little violence, some swearing- but this is what kids love to see! I will treasure this movie forever, and never forget villains, the actor who play the German guy "Doc" is great! I always loved the main theme song to it, "Freedom Overspill," however I thought it was done by Peter Gabriel. I was wrong, it's Steve Winwood. But it's an easy mistake; Gabriel, Winwood, and Phil Collins can sound alike. See the movie! The kid in you will love it!


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