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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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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

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Sopa de gemelas  »

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$40,150,487 (USA)
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Trivia

The two characters played by Lily Tomlin, Rose Ratliff and Rose Shelton, are both first named "Rose". Co-star Bette Midler once starred in a movie called The Rose (1979) where her character was called Mary Rose Foster and nicknamed 'The Rose'. Midler later played another Rose-named character, Mama Rose, in Gypsy (1993), the remake of the earlier classic Gypsy (1962). In one scene in Big Business (1988), Midler's character is asked whether she wants roses or tulips in the hotel room. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Bette Midler sings a "Hello Jupiter Hollow" song. As she gets up from the stool where she is milking the cow, she nearly falls over. Also, When Bette Midler goes to see the desk clerk before her "night on the town" she is seen wearing a orange angora wrap. In the first shot it is open, in the second wrapped and covering the upper part of her body, and then in the third shot it is open again. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Shelton: I don't see how is it that you, my own sister, can stuff your face and nothing happens and I subsist on 60 calories a day or else blow up like a Macy's Day float!
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Triplets try to check into the hotel. See more »

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References The Monster Squad (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

HIGHER LOVE
Written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings
Performed by Steve Winwood
Courtesy of Island Records
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User Reviews

 
Better and Better every time
4 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! It is one of the most quotable, re-watchable movies I have ever seen.

I constantly find people who not only love this movie, but like me could

quote it in it's entirety! Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin are perfect, as is the entire ensemble! So many little jokes that only multiple viewings can pick out! For me, Big Business is a guilty pleasure that I feel no guilt in watching...in excess!


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