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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Horror  |  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:
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Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
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Dennis / Eldona
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Valri Bromfield ...
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 ...
Dealer #2's Girlfriend
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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)

Gross:

$8,479,793 (USA)
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Dan Aykroyd described the problem of having an obvious old-time Western set for shots of a town. They solved it by painting a yellow line down the middle and not lighting the buildings as much as possible. See more »

Goofs

During dinner, Judge Valkenheiser stops the model train takes some mustard from the tank car, and puts it on his plain hot dog. In the next shot, when he takes a bite, the hot dog is covered with ketchup, mustard, and shrimp salad. 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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Soundtracks

Same Song
Written by Greg Jacobs, Ron Brooks and 2 Pac Shakur
Produced by Greg Jacobs
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of TNT/Tommy Boy Records
Sample taken from "Theme from The Black Hole"
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Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a divison of Polygram Records, Inc.
Sample taken from "I'm in the mood for love (Moody's Mood)"
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
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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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