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Man Trouble (1992)

 -  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
Betty Carvalho ...
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Mark J. Goodman ...
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Ela Nunca Se Nega  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,096,030 (USA)
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Meryl Streep was initially intended for the role of Joan Spruance, but she withdrew when she became pregnant. See more »

Goofs

A wall wobbles when Harry bumps into it as he grapples with Red's henchman, indicating that it's a set rather than a real hospital room. See more »

Quotes

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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Surprised me
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie in the $5.50 bin of Wal-Mart and only got it because it had Jack Nicholson in it. I had extremely low expectations, which is probably why I got such a surprise--This movie is hilarious.

It has a very dry line of sarcasm running all the way through it, particularly in the off-the-wall arguments between Nicholson's character and the wife.

Taking everything literally will not help you understand the humor. You have to view every line as some sort of comeback to a previous one, and that's when you see the laughable irony in the film. It really did surprise me; I enjoyed it!

And the acting is stellar. The characters really are portrayed well. They're all very comical characters, full of flaws, which just makes them more realistic in a rather ridiculous plot which honestly could have been thrown out the window.

Personally, I would have loved to just see a film about the marriage counseling, which is only glimpsed at, between Nicholson and his wife. Some of the funniest moments are in that part of the film, but, like I said, it's dry.

Enjoy!


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