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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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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bertila Damas, who plays Renalda Squiriniszu, is a popular Spanish-language singer. She sang "La Chanka". 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 People's Court (1981) See more »


Helen Claire
Written and Performed by Michael Kamen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arragement with Warner Special Products
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One of the worst movies I have ever seen
16 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Take a moment to realize that a long time ago, comedy legends Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase made a movie so unspeakably bad that its almost impossible to watch. A movie so grotesque in nature that it just sits there on screen like turd burning in the hot sun. This movie is called, Nothing But Trouble, and its buried in cinematic obscurity, but for all the right reasons. Whats even more insulting is the fact that Dan Aykroyd actually wrote and directed this picture, as if this was the movie he was dreaming to get made. He must have been on some strong dope. Here, he plays a deteriorating old man with a penis shaped nose who stands as the justice of the peace of a rural northeastern town. Among his family is a duo of mentally challenged mutant toad- humanoids and John Candy in drag. Not to mention, the whole area surrounding them is a toxic waste dump complete with dead corpses. Essentially, you are looking at a parody of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, minus everything that could have been potentially funny about a Texas Chainsaw parody. Its pure bunk, plain and simple. For those of you who are fans of this picture, God bless you, because I couldn't find a damn thing likable about this putrid mess. Yes, I know its supposed to be surreal and gross. If they wanted to really do that they should have hired David Lynch.

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