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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?


This is the only film directed by Dan Aykroyd. See more »


When Chevy Chase is about to enter the mouth of the Bonestripper, we hear him scream things like "Oh, God, no," and "Please stop," but his mouth doesn't move. 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 »


Written by Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw and Ted Nugent
Produced by Ron Nevison
Performed by Damn Yankees
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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24 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A movie you can watch when you want lots of interesting characters, scenery, and complete nonsense everywhere you look. This movie was never intended to be an intellectual masterpiece...it was made to make people laugh, and to entertain. On many levels its very similar to movies like Scary movie, and the burbs...which have decent ratings. I just don't understand the average person these days, and what they seem to like about anything. Movies like traffic get 10's, and movies like this get 3.5's...traffic was a total bore fest, and this movie kept me entertained. Before everyone starts thinking "this guy is out to lunch" Keep in mind that one of my favorite movies of all time is Brazil..a movie which got amazing reviews, and in my opinion is equally as unsettling.

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