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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss
Joan Spruance
Redmond Layls
Andy Ellerman
Eddy Revere
Laurence Moncrief
June Huff
Helen Dextra
Lewie Duart
Detective Melvenos
Adele Bliss
Lee MacGreevy
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 <>

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He Plans To Steal...More Than Her Heart. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ela Nunca Se Nega  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$4,096,030 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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A promotional photo session featuring Ellen Barkin sporting a studded dog collar and attached to Jack Nicholson's leash had American feminist organizations in an uproar. See more »


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 »


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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(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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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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