Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  8 May 1992 (USA)
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A girl fed up with her quirky, disfunctional family runs away from home, casusing all of them to spend time with eachother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Seely ...
Trenton Teigen ...
Hillary Wolf ...
Laura Chartoff
Sean Blackman ...
Runaway Boy #1
Mr. Zordani
Cory Danziger ...
Melissa (as Leslie Engelberg)


Laura's parents divorced when she was eight. Now, at thirteen, she lives with her mother, her stepfather, two stepbrothers, a stepsister, and a half-brother. She used to visit her father, stepmother (third stepmother) and half-sister, but now *another* divorce is in the works, so Laura visits her father and his pregnant girlfriend -- who's only six years older than she is. Who should she feel loyalty to? And is it any wonder she wants to run away from home? Written by Susan C. Mitchell <>

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Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dall'oggi al domani  »

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Most people remember this movie because of the trailer that appears on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 vhs tape. See more »


On the DVD release, on the outside jacket's plot synopsis, the studio mistakenly uses the lead actress' real name - Hillary - to describe her in the fictional story line. Hillary Wolf's character's name was Laura. See more »


Laura Chartoff: [to the Courtney Love look-alike after she knocked her to the canvas for ripping up her diary] You're not so tough. Jerk!
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References Unsolved Mysteries (1987) See more »


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Amusing satire on dysfunctional families and suburban life
29 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

A teenaged girl (Hillary Wolf) protests about the so called "revolving door" marriages that both of her parents have gone through over the years. It has left her part of a bizarre overextended family. A delightful cast and some hilarious moments save what could've been a very weak film.

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