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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 February 1991 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
Dennis / Eldona
Valri Bromfield ...
Miss Purdah
Peter Aykroyd ...
Mike the Doorman
Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel ...
Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson ...
Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli ...


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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Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Git  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


$8,479,793 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The police badges, seen in the revolving frames on both sides of the Shire Reeve's bench, are actual badges from Dan Aykroyd's personal collection. See more »


In the beginning, Chris starts up his 1983-1984 BMW 733i. The camera pans around the interior of the car, showing the tachometer, center dash stack, and navigation screen. The car has a Panasonic CD player, which wasn't offered in that model, though it could be an after-market install. Later in the movie, Chris is asked to put in a tape, yet the car has no tape player. See more »


[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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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


Atlantic City (Is A Party Town)
Written by Peter Aykroyd
Produced by Bruce Gowdy and Peter Aykroyd
Performed by Elwood Blues Revue
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15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, unlike a lot of others, found this movie to be extremely funny- both in a smart way and a sort of gross out way. Chevy Chase is really funny with his sort of smart-ass, dry wit, probably his best performance after Christmas Vacation. From the movies I've seen Demi Moore in, this ranks as her best and shows that she can do comedy. Dan Akroyd and John Candy each pull double duty in this one and do it well- I couldn't even tell the second character Dan was playing until the credits rolled. The sets are unreal- from the junkyard (complete with piles and PILES of random junk and the Baby Huey-esquire Lil' Debil and Bobo) to the house of the honorable judge, it's hard to believe they actually put this together. Don't take everybody's word, check it out and you won't be sorry...

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