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Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 5 April 2002 (USA)
The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

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A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. To add more complication, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal. Written by Michael Ji <jekimerider310@yahoo.com>

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A Comedy From the Director of "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black" See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor and sex-related, material | See all certifications »
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5 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Belea mare în Miami  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,545,204 (USA) (5 April 2002)

Gross:

$7,262,288 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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Barry Sonnenfeld delivered the film to the studio $1 million under budget. See more »

Goofs

A cockpit shots of an F-16 shows the control stick between the pilot's legs. The F-16's control stick is on the right side of the cockpit. See more »

Quotes

Eliot Arnold: What *is* it that brings two strangers together so that one soul inhabits two bodies? Sometimes it's profound. Sometimes it's Fritos.
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References Iron Chef (1993) See more »

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In the Air Tonight
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Funny, easy-going comedy to enjoy; no slow times!
29 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Dave Barry, author of the book, does a really good job of portraying humor about his home town (Miami), teenagers, parents, divorce, marriage, autos, airports, difficulties of working in a strange town. The movie is humorous, fun, and moves along quickly. You can enjoy a nice time with it. All the actors do a great job. I think some of my favorite lines have to do with arrivals & departures at the airport! Behind the humor are the scarey foundations of some of the major scenarios of the movie. (Can't say what those are; gives too much away.) So if you are in need of a comedy to enjoy, but which may leave a residue of some of the problems of today's world, watch "Big Trouble".


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