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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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Second and final [to date, August 2013] of two films that director Jim Abrahams has made with actress-comedian Bette Midler. The first had been Ruthless People (1986) made and first released about a couple of years earlier. See more »

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When Sadie Ratliff spills the syrup on her white jacket, the syrup stain changes throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Binky Shelton: How in God's name could you drive me out here to Hickville, West Virginia when I'm fourty months pregnant?
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HIGHER LOVE
Written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings
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Courtesy of Island Records
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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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