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Big Business (1988)

PG  |   |  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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Sopa de gemelas  »

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$40,150,487 (USA)
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Both lead actresses, Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler, both play dual roles in this movie. See more »

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When Jason "Sly" is leaving the envelope of money it clearly says Sadie Shelton on it. When Sadie Ratliff is in the room showing Rose the money the envelope only says Sadie. See more »

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Sadie Shelton: Oh my God, how did I get so fat? I look like a walleyed salmon! What did he use a wide angle lens?
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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LITTLE OLE LADY
Words and Music by Richard Wilbur
Special Lyrics by Marc Shaiman
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Two Bettes are better than one
20 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Why doesn't Bette Midler make movies like this anymore? This is the second most watched film that I own (Death Becomes Her being the first). Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler are on top form here (watch Bette's sudden change of expression as she orders a Campari and soda) and work wonderfully together.

Aside from the mini-golf tournament scene (which I would shorten) there isn't a thing that I would change about this movie.

It ranks up there with Ruthless People and Outrageous Fortune as Bette's best work.


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