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Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 5 April 2002 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor and sex-related, material | See all certifications »
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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)

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$7,262,288 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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Eddie Leadbetter is named after Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly, an early 20th-century blues and folk musician who was often in trouble with the law. See more »

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Jack Pendick tells his partner to meet him at 2100 hours. When his partner looks confused, he clarifies, "Ten o'clock." 2100 hours is nine o'clock. See more »

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Henry Desalvo: I got a great New York Strip over there that cost me $27 in change and it tastes like I'm eating a cigar butt. Now please put out your cigars.
Bruce: There's no rule against smoking here.
Henry Desalvo: This isn't about rules, it's about manners. Now there's no rule that says that I cant come over here and fart on your entree. But I don't do it. Why? Because it's not good manners. Now I'm asking you please - put out your cigars.
Bruce: [blows smoke in Henry's face] No.
[Henry breaks his middle and index fingers]
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Performed by Pink Martini
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One of the funniest comedies ever made
14 November 2004 | by (Budapest EU/Hungary) – See all my reviews

I've seen it dozens of times, and still, I can't help myself but laugh my a** off... Incredibly bright, fresh collection of timeless jokes, gags, and funny situations cleverly bound together by one of Hollywood's most talented comedy directors into a flowing, easy, coherent piece of entertainment. This film's set must have been the most funny workplace ever... I wonder how the actors have managed to do the shooting, there must be tons of blooper reels in store... After reading some comments here, I really wish to have a chat with some of the people, who didn't find this movie funny... Or better - I'd like to know, what films they regard as being funny, if not "Big Trouble".

And my last remark - it's been a very long time since I've heard such a brilliant movie score as James Newton Howard had written for "Big Trouble". Excellent job.


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