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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

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

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use | See all certifications »
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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,278,139 (USA)
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This was the last film to actually be released and distributed by the now defunct, Savoy Pictures. This movie was also one of the studio's costliest flops in terms of the film's budget in which studio insiders had stated that it was approximately between 35 and 50 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Robert Martin: Threatning me, Tyler?
Reed Tyler: Absolutely.
Robert Martin: Good. I like that in a man.
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Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 2 May 1995 (1995) See more »

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Passage
Written by Randy Tico and Dominic Camardella
Eruba Music/Higher Octave Publishing, BMI
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Character driven romp
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I woke up in my hotel room and this was playing on HBO. I knew it was an over-the-top farce, but I had to watch. The characters were great, the narrative had a magical component which you can struggle against or ride along with. I found the ride worth the suspension of disbelief. How else can you do a prince/pauper tale against a backdrop of Southern California real estate, Chicago gangsters and immigrant farm laborers?

The plot twists were many, but not hard to follow. One recurring theme was that those who would rule by money become ruled by it; those who are ruled by the heart find the resources that they need. Is it a fairytale? Sure! What's wrong with fairy tales?

It was a charming film and one I will recommend.


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