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Man Trouble (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 July 1992 (USA)
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A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.

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Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss
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Joan Spruance
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Redmond Layls
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Andy Ellerman
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Eddy Revere
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Laurence Moncrief
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June Huff
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Helen Dextra
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Lewie Duart
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Detective Melvenos
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Adele Bliss
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Lee MacGreevy
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Butch Gable
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Eugene Earl Axline is a guard dog trainer who gets involved with one of his clients, Joan Spruance. Spruance's sister is a classic airhead, who is spilling all she knows about her gangster boyfriend. Written by John sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

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She put her life in his hands. Unfortunately, his hands have a life of their own. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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17 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Ela Nunca Se Nega  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,096,030 (USA)
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Other pairings considered were Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, then Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, and then Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, before its final incarnation of Nicholson and Ellen Barkin. See more »

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When Duke's owner takes him back, he decides to give Harry another German Shepherd Dog, but it's clearly the same dog, its fur has the same color pattern. Even though Duke gets into the SUV and the "other dog" gets out in the same shot, there must have been someone inside who slipped a different collar on it (notice how the owner pauses for a couple of seconds before he lets the other dog out) See more »

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Lewie Duart: Are you seeing anybody? Just tell me that.
[laughs]
Lewie Duart: What... C'mon, you're not the abstinent type!
Joan Spruance: Oh, please don't judge me by your scrotal excesses!
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ET RESURREXIT
(from "MASS IN B MINOR / Messe in h-moll")
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conducted by Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Courtesy of Phillips Classics
A Division of PolyGram Classics
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Gone to the dogs
13 December 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Bob Rafelson is a puzzling director. After his big successes with "Fiver Easy Pieces" and "The King of Marvin Gardens", Mr. Rafelson doesn't seem to come out with a film project that will take him back to his past glory. This is evident with the disastrous "Man Trouble" shown on cable recently.

The film is a mess. Jack Nicholson, an actor who has worked with the director before with better results, plays the main role of Harry Bliss a trainer of dogs without any redeeming qualities. Harry is married to an Oriental woman and is working his marital problems with a counselor. Harry gets involved with Ellen Barkin, who is being stalked. The solution is to get a German Shephard dog to protect her. She has moved to her sister's swanky home where probably the only funny scene happens. We watch Ms. Barkin working with the dog and all her commands have to be in German, otherwise the dog doesn't respond! The others in the cast are totally wasted. Beverly D'Angelo has some good moments. Michael McKean, Saul Rubineck, Henry Dean Stanton, are seen in supporting roles.

See if there is something else to watch, but don't make the same mistake we made.


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