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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 February 1991 (USA)
A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

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Cast

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Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
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Dennis / Eldona
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Miss Purdah
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Mark
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Brian
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Sam
Peter Aykroyd ...
Mike the Doorman
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Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel ...
Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson ...
Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli ...
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Storyline

A financier [Chevy Chase] meets a spurned lover [Demi Moore] and agrees to take her to a business meeting. On the way there, they run a stop sign in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. They are arrested and taken to the local court. But all is not as it seems: the courthouse and the "prison" are a maze of zany booby- traps and deadly contraptions. The antics of the captured couple as they try to escape from the mad judge and his bizarre family make up the rest of this unusual film. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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All they wanted was a little getaway. All they got was nothing but trouble.

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,479,793 (USA)
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Trivia

The navigation system shown is an ETAK system. Etak was an American company who introduced the first digital map navigation system in 1985, however other companies had been working on analog systems. In 1990, the first GPS systems were introduced by Mitsubishi Electric and Pioneer. The system shown in this movie was not a GPS system, but works on stored maps and dead reckoning. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the story, the speed limit in the Village is referenced as 50 mph. Chief Constable Dennis's set the radar gun to alarm when a driver exceeds 50 mph. When Artie speeds into the village, he passes a 55 mph sign. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fausto: [as they leave a car and go into a building to a party] 20 minutes, hello, good-bye.
Renalda: Ok.
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Connections

Spoofs The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Life
Written by Jack Reardon and Sacha Distel
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by Marty Paich
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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When an entertaining film becomes a flop
13 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think I watched this film first on television and liked it....then I bought the DVD years later and loved it. I find this flick amusing, imaginative with good performances. So why was this film an ultimate flop at the box office? I didn't watch this picture because of any special actors who play in it. I believe a reason for this one being a flop is that people have a certain expectation if movie stars they love are performing...They are frustrated when they don't recognize Dan Aykroyd in make-up, when John Candy plays entertaining but without being overly funny and when Demi Moore is not as heart-wrenching as in 'Ghost'. That is and will be always an issue if you are a filmmaker for instance and have stars in your picture. They pull away quite some focus from the rest of the movie...Also, this film is a little gross at times and maybe for a big budget comedy people where not ready for that yet. I'd say this film was ahead of its time. One prove for that, supposedly 'Nothing but Trouble' has achieved a little cult status over the years.


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