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Big Business (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 10 June 1988 (USA)
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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Trivia

The stereophonic sound on the film does not kick in until the end of the prologue ready for the transition to modern day. The sound until that point is mono. 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

Roon Dimmick: That's some classical music you got there, right?
Graham Sherbourne: Uh, yes.
Roon Dimmick: I could tell. No lyrics.
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Crazy Credits

Seen about two-thirds of the way through the credits: Don't Go, It's Almost Over See more »

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Referenced in Chasing Life: Wild Thing (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Music Box Dancer
Written by Frank Mills
Vocal arrangement by Marc Shaiman
Performed by The Trinidad Serenaders Steel Band
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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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