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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 <susanm@indirect.com>

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8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dall'oggi al domani  »

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This film's trailer appeared rampantly on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze Vhs tape. On the trailer the film was titled Step Kids. See more »


As Laura is taking a picture of the Smith family (when she first meets them), she is holding the camera vertically in one shot, and then horizontally in the next. See more »


Laura Chartoff: Did you know it's estimated that by the year 2000, one out of every three people will be a member of my family?
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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »


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Composed by Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Eva Marton with The Steinberg Orchestra
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This is such a great movie
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I bought the VHS tape and I don't regret it one bit spending the 5 dollars to get it. This movie is funny, emotional, and has just great performances by Hillary Wolf, Griffin Dunne, Dan Futterman, David Straithirn etc... I would completely recommend everyone to buy this movie on VHS. You will cherish this movie forever. I love the song at the end. It makes you feel so good about the ending. The soundtrack is great on this movie and I wish it was released. Hopefully a DVD of this movie will come out in the near future with extras, deleted scenes, and bloopers. I really wish Hillary Wolf and Margaret Whitton could come back to acting. They are such great actresses. Wolf was great in Home Alones 1 and 2 and Whitton was wonderful in Major League 1 and 2 as the owner. I think they should have a reunion to put on the DVD. It would be great see what everyone is up to now and to see how much everyone has changed.

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