MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,606 this week

Think Big (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  March 1990 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 385 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

Two somewhat retarded truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1558 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 2912 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 2591 titles
created 10 Aug 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Think Big" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Think Big (1989)

Think Big (1989) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Think Big.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Mike has invented a machine to get into movies currently running on his video tape recorder.

Director: Sigi Rothemund
Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Mike Krüger, Anja Kruse
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Dieter Pröttel
Stars: Mike Krüger, Thomas Gottschalk, Liane Hielscher
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Tommy and Mike operate a pirate radiostation, which is very famous and the most heared radiostation in germany and the police and operators of the "Bayerischer Rundfunk" (Bavarian Broadcast Company) try to stop them from sending.

Director: Sigi Rothemund
Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Mike Krüger, Evelyn Hamann
Phenomenon (1996)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker
Instinct (1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland
Warlords (1988)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Dow is an ex-soldier searching the wasteland for his wife who was taken from him by the Warlord. With only a disembodied, wisecracking head and a renegade woman named Danny as his ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: David Carradine, Dawn Wildsmith, Sid Haig
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In a bizarre form of self help, a 17-year-old girl, puts leeches on her body, letting them suck her blood to ease the pain of her life. While her sexually charged Russian mother insights ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Red Sky
Stars: Resmine Atis, Andrew Welsh, Irina Stemer
D.C. Cab (1983)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The surreal tale of a twin and his brother's journey through life's trials and tribulations based on their true life's experiences. It is also the story of the unique friendship of three ... See full summary »

Director: David Paul
Stars: Alonso Airaldi, Julie Darnel, Jon Durot
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Michael Winslow, Thomas Gottschalk, Helmut Fischer
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Holm Dressler
Stars: Michael Winslow, Thomas Gottschalk, Helmut Fischer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Two buddies head off for a summer holiday, but one of them has to take his sister along. She cramps their style when it comes to picking up chicks. However, they manage to have some fun.

Director: Sigi Rothemund
Stars: Stéphane Hillel, Olivia Pascal, Claus Obalski
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ...
Rafe
David Paul ...
Victor
...
Dr. Bruekner
...
Holly Sherwood
...
Dr. Irene Marsh
...
Irving
...
...
Hap
...
Mr. Roberts
...
Supervisor
...
Bad Guy #1
...
Bad Guy #2
...
'Z'
...
Johnson
Jimmy Briscoe ...
Jimmy
Edit

Storyline

A teen genius (Ari Meyers) escapes from a teen think tank with the plans for a secret weapon. On the run, she stows aboard a truck driven by two slow-witted brothers (Peter and David Paul) who are transporting toxic waste across the country. Martin Mull also appears as the mentor of the think tank, Claudia Christian is the school's psychologist, and David Carradine is a repo man. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

All they had was strength, determination, and a lucky chicken bone. Brains aren't everything.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Due gemelli e una monella  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sweeney: [Looking in mirror] You... are the Albert Einstein of Repo.
See more »

Soundtracks

Think Big
Written by David Paul, Peter Paul, Tim Kimber, Kevin Moore & Bud Rizzo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Think Little
7 June 2000 | by (State College, PA) – See all my reviews

A most ironically titled film, "Think Big" is a relatively brainless movie. The whole movie revolves around two appropriately airheaded, truck driving twin brothers who have to save a teen genius and the world's ultimate weapon from the clutches of the bad guys. The weapon? A device that looks like an otherwise ordinary remote control, but can control virtually every electronic device.

Of course, the "humor" comes in when the lamebrained gymrat twins bumble around trying to defeat the baddies. As expected in any b-movie, the humor is substandard and often crude. The Paul brothers play the role of the bungling duo pretty well. The movie also boasts a fairly decent supporting cast, with Martin Mull from Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, Richard Moll from Nightcourt as the brothers' boss and of course, Claudia Christian.

In short, "Think Big" isn't a bad movie for what it is and what it tries to be. Taken lightly, this low budget picture's sophmorish humor and sexual innuendo can be entertaining for a day's rental. Just try to think as little as possible while watching it, and the b-movie lover deep inside you will enjoy it.


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it just me... nyspooky
Man this movie needs to be on DVD PunkRockDiva1979
Discuss Think Big (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?