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Big Business (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  10 June 1988 (USA)
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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family ... See full summary »

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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Mixed up at birth, two sets of twins finally meet their match.

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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sopa de gemelas  »

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$40,150,487 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the place in West Virginia where both sets of twins were born was "Jupiter Hollow". "Jane Lew", the town where the doctor provides direction to the closest hospital, is an actual town in West Virginia. "Jupiter Hollow" is a commune, less than eight miles from "Jane Lew", in the town of Weston, WV. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Dr. Parker is handed the glass of cider by Nanny Lewis, and he sips it, there's only a tiny bit left. But when Mr. Stokes comes in with the Sheltons moments later, it's more than half full. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Ratliff: Isn't it exciting?
Rose Ratliff: Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for spit curls!
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Version of Komediya oshibok (1978) See more »

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ON BROADWAY
Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by George Benson
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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If you enjoy a good laugh...
30 August 2001 | by (Svendborg, Denmark) – See all my reviews

...watch this movie!

Two newborn sets of identical twins are mixed up at the hospital - one pair from a rich family from New York, the other pair from a poor family of farmers from a small town called Jupiter Hollow. Raised in very different society classes, 30 years later they're coincidentally about to cross paths, as they're all staying at the Plaza Hotel in New York..

This is probably the most amusing movie I've ever seen - lots of funny remarks, scenes and situations - and Bette Midler is playing the role as the hotheaded Sadie (well, the two Sadies..) sooo good! One of those movies you can watch again and again!


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