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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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8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dall'oggi al domani  »

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According to Wikipedia, Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even was a disappointment at the box office, grossing a scant $271,327, and the film disappeared from theaters four weeks in 1991 before its release in 1992. 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 The Elephant Man (1980) See more »


The Brady Bunch Theme
Written by Frank De Vol and Sherwood Schwartz
Performed by Visual Vocal by Cast
Administered by Famous Music/Paramount Television, Paramount Pictures Corp.
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A Great Cast with a mediocre script!
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A girl, Laura, played admirably by Hilary Wolf is a child of divorce and remarriages. In this film, she decides to bail out of her posh Los Angeles home where she lives with her mother played by the divine Margaret Whitton and her stepfather, Keith, played by David Strathairn. She runs away to her stepbrother JOsh's home in the mountains while her family is planning to vacation in Hawaii which screws up their vacation plans. When they all make a detour, Laura runs away again to fend on herself. She's smart and brassy and thinks she knows it all. Her family including her stepbrother, half-brother Sam, and stepsister Corinne played by the wonderful Jenny Lewis remain in the California mountains until they find Laura. In the meantime, her real father, an artist, arrives from San Francisco with his former wife played by Patricia Kalember and Stephanie, a young girl who is pregnant with his twins. He also has a daughter, Jessie with Kalember's character. They await for Laura to return on her own but in the meantime, the family is together. It's an unusual comedy and drama but it works because of the cast.

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