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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Adele Bliss
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Lee MacGreevy
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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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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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Jack Nicholson mainly agreed to make this film in an attempt to revive the careers of his old friends Bob Rafelson and 'Carole Eastman (II)'. Nicholson had worked successfully with the two back in 1970 on Five Easy Pieces (1970). 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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Harry Bliss: Here I am, sitting in the center of a lot of wealth, the escalation in crime couldn't be better, and I'm not turning a damn nickel on it!
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Not Even Jack Nicholson Can Save This One
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dreadful Jack Nicholson vehicle from 1992 that is just not very good at all. Nicholson stars as a guard-dog trainer who becomes involved with a woman who is being stalked (Ellen Barkin). This is supposed to be a comedy, but nothing is very funny. The stalking side-story is used to cover up dead spots in the film, but this fails to work. This creates a film that is not very funny and not very dramatic. It is a film that is just in limbo. Bob Rafelson, usually a great director, just does not have it here. The screenplay is awful and overall the film is awful. Only the greatest Jack Nicholson fans will get anything worthwhile out of "Man Trouble". 2 stars out of 5.


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