MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,425 this week

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 16,010 users  
Reviews: 217 user | 17 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 23 Sep 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nothing But Trouble (1991)

Nothing But Trouble (1991) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nothing But Trouble.
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Delirious (1991)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raskov
Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Tino Insana
Spies Like Us (1985)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest
Wagons East (1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi
Caddyshack II (1988)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon
Fletch Lives (1989)
Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
Funny Farm (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
...
Dennis / Eldona
...
Valri Bromfield ...
Miss Purdah
...
...
...
Mark
...
Brian
...
Sam
Peter Aykroyd ...
Mike the Doorman
...
Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel ...
Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson ...
Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli ...
Dealer #2's Girlfriend
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Git  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,479,793 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bertila Damas, who plays Renalda Squiriniszu, is a popular Spanish-language singer. She sang "La Chanka". See more »

Goofs

When everyone first gets in the car a white cassette tape is handed forward, but after the cut Demi Moore is holding a black cassette. 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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Laserdisc Memories: Nothing But Trouble (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Mean I Love You
Written and Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arragement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
About as bad as it gets
27 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Dan Aykroyd supposedly has an affinity, almost a fetish, for collecting bizarre little gadgets and oddities that don't serve any particular purpose other than just to sit there so he and his friends can goof on them. After seeing this movie, I can believe that, because that pretty much describes this movie to a T. "A good cast wasted" is an understatement; EVERYTHING is wasted here--time, film, you name it. The paper the script was written on would have served a more useful purpose in wrapping fish--which may well be exactly what happened, because my God does this thing stink. The whole movie is one long Rube Goldberg contraption, except that, unlike Goldberg's gizmos, this isn't amusing, funny, clever, or anything else other than painful. I've often wondered after seeing a particularly headache-inducing piece of cinematic bilge if the people who made it had any idea of how bad it was going to be when they were shooting it. After seeing this, I can't believe that anyone who participated in this atrocity didn't know how bad it was going to be BEFORE they shot it. Maybe they figured, "Hey, it's Dan Aykroyd, he'll think up something funny." That's like being told you need brain surgery and that your surgeons are going to be Johnny Knoxville and Tom Green, and figuring, "Well, that's OK, they'll learn brain surgery before the operation."

The only even remotely amusing bits in this movie belong to John Candy as both a cop and his sister (!), and that's due solely to Candy's ability to make a silk purse out of a sow's droppings. Take everybody else's word for it, and avoid this brain-rotting fungus like the plague that it is.


16 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
worst...movie...ever. CDizzle1975
I thought I was the only one! supernatural_girl
FAVORITE QUOTE Renao
Does this movie scare the crap out of anyone else? ruderoodi
haters sullman726
What are those HOT DOGS made of? clairinabel
Discuss Nothing But Trouble (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?