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Steal Big Steal Little (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 1995 (USA)
Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruben Partida Martinez / Robert Martin / Narrator
Lou Perilli, Ruben's Partner
Laura Martinez
Eddie Agopian, Ruben's Lawyer
Mona Rowland-Downey
Bonnie Martin
Judge Winton Myers
Sheriff Otis
Nick Zingaro, Hood From Chicago
Reed Tyler
Nathan Davis ...
Harry Lordly, Attorney of Record for Bonnie Martin
Maria Martinez (as Dominik Garcia-Lorido)
Sam Barlow, Clifford Downey's Attorney
Autumn McBride, Banker
Yoshi Takamura


Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it. On Robby's side is ruthless businessman Reed Tyler, who is out to turn a swift profit on Mona's property. Walking a shifty line between them is Eddie Agopian, the family lawyer, who doesn't care which side wins as long as he's on the winner's side. But whether they're stealing big or stealing little, they're all stealing in this hilarious comedy about greed, power... and brotherly love. Written by Anonymous

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Two brothers. One fortune. Zero chance they'll share it.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blodspengar  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$6,278,139 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andy Garcia had to go through several dozen costumes a day to portray the twin characters in the film. See more »


When Eddie Agopian escapes from Ruben, Lou and Nick the hit man, he leaps out of the window, dives into a fountain and swims to the side. Moments later, when he is seen running from Ruben, Lou and Nick, he and his clothes are bone dry. See more »


Bonnie Martin: I am broke. We don't even have any money for food. Tell your father what you had to eat last night.
Bonnie's children: Nothing.
Bonnie Martin: Hear that? Nothing!
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 2 May 1995 (1995) See more »


Out Of Somewhere
Written by John Payne and Charlie Bisharat
Herd Music, BMI
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You have to see this. And it is time to put it on DVD.

Garcia is so outstanding in this. The movie is beautifully filmed. And as a long time Alan Arkin fan I got a kick out of the "Lou" character. The music is beautiful and Garcia just gets better all the time. Check out the movie "Disappearance of Garcia Lorca" for another fine Andy Garcia work.

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