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I Love Trouble (1994)

Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

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Mando, The Thin Man
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Matt, Chronicle Editor
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Kim
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Senator Gayle Robbins
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Ray, Justice of the Peace
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Rick Medwick
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Wilson Chess
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Kenny Bacon
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Evans
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Mrs. Virgina Hervey
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Lindy
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Veteran reporter Peter Brackett is enjoying new found fame after his book, "White Lies" is published. When he is asked by his newspaper "The Chicago Chronicle" to report on a train crash, he notices new reporter Sabrina Peterson. Brackett's complacency gets rudely shocked by Peterson's report for the rival "Chicago Globe." What follows next is a mad race between the reporters who then cook up possible events that lead up to the crash. After an initial spate of mad reporting, both settle down to get the facts straight, which leads them to uncover opposing information. When each gets setup to be killed at the same place, they escape, and then agree to work together. While they initially do not trust one another, they eventually come to work together to uncover the truth behind the train crash. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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Romance Was Never More Dangerous!

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild language, sensuality and gunplay | See all certifications »

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29 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,806,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,947,267
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1.85 : 1
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Nick Nolte says his attitude on the set was a result of only doing it for the money, that he was selling his soul by doing it and that it's his worst film. See more »

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Peter and Sabrina are told to go to O'Hare Airport in Chicago and catch the overnight plane to Madison, Wisconsin. The drive time from downtown Chicago to downtown Madison is two and a half hours. See more »

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Sabrina Peterson: How'd you get involved in this, Sam? Willy wanted to get rid of Beekman and he thought you could get the job done?
Sam Smotherman: Something like that.
Sabrina Peterson: But you botched the fire in college. What made him think you'd get it right this time?
Sam Smotherman: I was the only bad guy he knew...
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Written and Arranged by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
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Formulaic, but fun
16 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

That this film fails on so many levels and still remains watchable, if not actually enjoyable, must be a credit to someone involved in the production; it's just not immediately clear who.

There are three main problems with the movie. One, the attempt to graft the noirish elements onto a hi-tech industrial-intrigue plot, which results in an uncomfortable mix of pulp culture from two generations: the hardboiled detectives of the '40s thrust into the realm of today's potboiler mystery bestsellers. Whereas the earlier style was streamlined, and relatively simple and focused, today's genre authors seemingly compete for who can make the most convoluted plot with sidetracks, red herrings and subplots galore. This contrast leaves the film trying to go in two directions at once.

Two, the relationship between the leads is never quite satisfactory. Roberts and Nolte are just not cut out for their cut-out roles, and while they try gamely, it's tough to buy them as reporters who bicker, and almost impossible to imagine them falling in love, even though its obvious from the first reel that this is where the story will take them. Three, the film is far too long, and it becomes a chore to maintain attention and interest in what happens.

On the plus side, there are some redeeming features. The plot plays its cards close enough to its chest that some elements of the ending come as an untelegraphed surprise. The comic touches are successful enough, especially in the bickering between the two as they try to out-do each other in getting the scoop for their respective newspaper. The camera work and editing employ some tricks to freshen up some scenes and the cuts between them. The only problem here is that once the same trick is employed more than once or twice it becomes a little tiresome.

We're left with a very standard piece of work, but one that works just hard enough to keep it relatively entertaining but not quite memorable, even for Nolte and Roberts fans.


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