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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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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
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Mike the Doorman
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Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel ...
Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson ...
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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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Comedy

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,966,240 (USA) (18 February 1991)

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$8,479,793 (USA)
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One of four films that Chevy Chase appeared in with Dan Aykroyd, the others being Spies Like Us (1985), Caddyshack II (1988), and The Couch Trip (1988). See more »

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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 »

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[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

References The People's Court (1981) See more »

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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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Bizarre adventure film
16 December 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I'm also kind of surprised by the bad reviews this movie had, i've always considered it a good dark-adventure for teens. I'm really not sure this is so far away of the well-respected Stand by me (7.7) and The Goonies (7.5)...

Many good things could be said about it:

  • it has a great set, the house craziness and oppression is perfectly
transmitted through it

  • Good acting here, by Dan Aykroyd and John Candy


  • the Digital Underground surprising performance


  • Demi Moore, with some weight overload on her legs, but still looking
great, showing us that anorexia is not always needed on screen

  • Disgusting scenes all over the movie, just because that's what the
movie is about!

And above all, it entertains. It never goes down, it's fun, not in a lol way, in a 80's movie way, which makes it nicer and more unique. We know this kind of movies won't be done again, we know that kind of magic is gone, and that's what makes them worth to rescue and defend from despective reviews. If you see it around, give it a try, you'll find something quite different of what movies are all about now


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