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
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Dennis Farina and Rene Russo previously worked with Barry Sonnenfield on Get Shorty (1995). See more »
During the Geo test drive, the mountains in the background look suspiciously like those in Los Angeles. Miami isn't near any mountains. See more »
[remarking on his gun]
Remember. I'm gonna have this thing pointed right at you. So, don't do something stupid.
How would you even know if I did something stupid.
I'll just know. Believe me, I can tell the difference.
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Although I had never heard of humorist Dave Barry before I saw this movie, I had a great time watching 'Big Trouble'.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld ('Men in Black', 'Get Shorty') does a great job of juggling the huge ensemble cast, and everyone (including Tim Allen) are all wonderfully funny and, it must be said, a little bit nuts. I particularly liked Dennis Farina as a hit-man who despises Miami (where the story takes place) and Zooey Deschanel as a deadpan teenager.
'Big Trouble' is outrageous fun for all, and this is a great comic ride.
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