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Big Business (1988) Poster

(1988)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Jim Abrahams

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Dori Pierson ... (written by) &
Marc Reid Rubel ... (written by) (as Marc Rubel)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Iona Ratliff
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Garth Ratliff
Norma MacMillan ...
Nanny Lewis
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Desk Clerk
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Hotel Manager
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Older Harlan
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Judy
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Jason
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Bum
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Wenona
Roy Brocksmith ...
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Mr. Stokes
Eddie Cordell ...
Young Harlan
Ritch Brinkley ...
Mayor Bill Finker
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
Board Member #1
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Board Member #2
Maureen McVerry ...
Hilda
Fred Parnes ...
Bellboy
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Male Staffer #2 (as Dan Chambers)
Lois De Banzie ...
Edwardian Room Hostess
Al Mancini ...
Waiter
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Lil Levon
Hunter von Leer ...
Petey
Andy Epper ...
Zeke
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Sadie's Secretary
Chick Hearn ...
Sports Announcer
Troy Damien ...
Hank Ratliff
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Merle Ratliff
Louis Rukeyser ...
Taxi Victim
Kymberly Gold ...
Triplet #1 (as Kymberly Goldman)
Michelle Gold ...
Triplet #2 (as Michelle Goldman)
Traci Lee Gold ...
Triplet #3 (as Traci Goldman)
Crystal Field ...
Bag Lady
Everett Quinton ...
Window Dresser
Sandy Davis ...
Saleslady in Dress Shop
Natalie Dolishny ...
Moramax Employee #1
Nancy Lazarus ...
Moramax Employee #2
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Stockholder
Charles Middleton ...
Stockholder #2 (as Charles J. Middleton)
Irving Hellman ...
Stockholder #3
Judy Armstrong ...
Y.M.C.A. Desk Clerk
Tom La Grua ...
Cab Driver
Matthew James Carlson ...
Eufus
Brianne Sommers ...
Woman with Whippet
Alice Gruenberg ...
Attractive Woman with Yorkies
Jane Butenoff ...
Professional Hooker in Time Square
Louise Yaffe ...
Director's Mother in Lobby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Cohen ...
Steel Drum Dancer (uncredited)
Michael George ...
Musician (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ...
Sales Clerk In Boutique (uncredited)
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Blood Clot Lady (uncredited)
Christine MacDonald ...
Dancing Woman (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Bonnie Bruckheimer ... associate producer (as Bonnie Bruckheimer-Martell)
Michael Peyser ... producer
Steve Tisch ... producer

Music by 

Lee Holdridge

Cinematography by 

Dean Cundey ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Harry Keramidas

Production Design by 

William Sandell

Set Decoration by 

Richard C. Goddard

Costume Design by 

Michael Kaplan

Makeup Department 

Laura De'Atley ... body makeup
Susan Germaine ... hair stylist
Barbara Lorenz ... hair stylist
Michael Lorenz ... makeup artist
Eugenia Weston ... makeup artist

Production Management 

William S. Beasley ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Tony Adler ... second assistant director: New York
Richard Coad ... second assistant director
Bruce Humphrey ... first assistant director (as Bruce A. Humphrey)
Eric Jewett ... second assistant director
Debra Kent ... DGA trainee: New York
Michael Peyser ... second unit director
Dannielle J. Weiss ... second second assistant director
Stephen Wertimer ... second assistant director: New York (as Steve Wertimer)

Art Department 

Barbara Adamski ... property master
William Barclay ... art director: New York
Richard Baum ... assistant property master
Leslie Bloom ... set decorator: New York
William Boyd ... mill foreman
Bruce Di Valerio ... construction foreman
Cal DiValerio ... construction coordinator
Martha Johnston ... set designer
John McDonnell ... property master: New York
Gayle Simon ... assistant art director
James E. Tocci ... set designer
Tom von Badinski ... welder
Tony Potter ... set carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
John S. Coffey ... utility sound
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
David Gertz ... dubbing recordist
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Dennis Maitland ... sound mixer: New York
Kim Maitland ... boom operator: New York
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley sound effects
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound editor
John Phillips ... sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders ... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele ... foley sound effects

Visual Effects by 

Ken Allen ... special visual effects
Michael Backauskas ... visual effects optical line-up
Philip Barberio ... special visual effects
Eric Brevig ... visual effects supervisor
C. Marie Davis ... visual effects editor
Michael Ferriter ... special visual effects
Rick Johnson ... special visual effects
Patric Kenly ... special visual effects
Ronald Longo ... special visual effects
Jeff Matakovich ... special visual effects
David McCue ... special visual effects
Terry Moews ... special visual effects
Marlo Pabon ... special visual effects
Michelle Porter ... special visual effects
Jody Rogers ... special visual effects
Robert Scifo ... special visual effects
Keith Shartle ... special visual effects
Leon Stankevich ... special visual effects
Michael Talarico ... motion control cameraman
James Valentine ... special visual effects

Stunts 

Danny Aiello III ... stunt double: Louis Rukeyser / stunts
Bill Erickson ... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles (as William Erickson)
Frank Ferrara ... stunt coordinator: New York
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem ... stunt double
Paul E. Short ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
Ron Cardarelli ... key grip
Larry D. Davis ... second assistant camera
James A. Dolan ... gaffer
James P. Dolan ... gaffer: New York (as James Dolan)
John Donohue ... key grip: New York
Gary B. Kibbe ... additional photographer: second unit
David Love ... lighting technician
Sid Lucero ... best boy: grip
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator: New York
Laurel Moore ... still photographer
Frederick Louis Perdue ... key grip: second unit
Tom Priestley Jr. ... director of photography: New York second unit
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer: New York
Raymond Stella ... camera operator
Michael Stone ... camera operator: New York
Monte Swann ... video playback operator
Dave Wachtman ... dolly grip
Mark Walthour ... chief lighting technician
Rick Wilhoit ... best boy electric
Anthony Wong ... best boy electric

Casting Department 

Howard Feuer ... casting
Todd Thaler ... extras casting: New York (as Todd M. Thaler)
Franklyn Warren ... extras casting
Kristine Weaver ... casting assistant
Judith Bouley ... casting: doubles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Linda Matthews ... costume supervisor
Diana Wilson ... costumer
Pamela Wise ... costumer
Mark Burchard ... costumer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Debbie Goldsmith ... apprentice editor
Alexandra Leviloff ... first assistant editor
Janet Fiona Mason ... second assistant editor
Bruce Pearson ... color timer
Lewis Schoenbrun ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Location Management 

Robin Citrin ... location manager
Stan Mendoza ... location manager: New York
Janice Polley ... location manager
Ronald M. Quigley ... location manager
Steve Rose ... location manager: New York

Music Department 

George Brand ... music editor
Gene N. Fowler ... assistant music editor
Michael Fowler ... assistant music editor
Ira Hearshen ... orchestrator
Brian L. McCarty ... music playback operator
Rick Riccio ... music recording engineer
Marc Shaiman ... music arranger: vocal arrangements

Transportation Department 

Randy Burke ... transportation captain: second unit
Bill Curry Jr. ... transportation captain: New York (as William J. Curry Jr.)
Dan Marrow ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Lauren B. Caplan ... production associate
Christopher Ciaffa ... production associate
Gregg L. Daniel ... production associate
Melanie Doctors ... photo double: Bette Midler
Jane Nerlinger Evans ... production coordinator: New York
Mauri Syd Gayton ... production coordinator
Alan Hoffman ... technical advisor
Nancy Hopton ... script supervisor
Lisa Lynn Kearsley ... production coordinator
Charlie McNamara ... production assistant
Maureen McVerry ... photo double: Lily Tomlin
Brian Pulido ... production assistant
Bryan Renfro ... dog trainer
Tonya Richardson ... production intern
Reid Rosefelt ... unit publicist
Richard Spector ... production assistant

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