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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
Betty Carvalho ...
Socorro
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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$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 »

Goofs

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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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Written by Sting
Magnetic Publishing/Regatta Music Ltd.
c/o Illegal Songs, Inc. (BMI)
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17 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK...this movie may not be academy award material, but it does have a quaint little charm to it that makes it an enjoyable little movie. The relationship that builds between Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin goes from little more than an intended con job (he's being blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients) on the part of Nicholson to something very strong between the two. A strong friendship also develops between Nicholson and the dog he uses as part of his scam. The movies funniest moment stem from Nicholson's frustration over his feelings for Barkin and what he has to do to get the manuscript. Although not widely received by critics and considers a rather large flop, Man Trouble has a sincere charm to it that makes it a gem...as long as you're not a snobby wannabe film critic, i believe if you give the film a chance, you will come to really enjoy it.


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