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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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A surreal comedy.
15 May 2001 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is bound to become a cult legend, and shows Dan Aykroyd at his finest. I highly recommend it to anyone who finds humor in the absurd. The film, though bizarre, reflects society in an uncanny way. Somehow, the characters portrayed in the movie seem strangely familiar, and this can even be unsettling (where have I seen them before?). A lot of work went into this film, and it should, IMHO, be taken very seriously as comic art of the highest form. I gave it this film a 9 out of 10!


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