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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Storyline

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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Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor and sex-related, material | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Belea mare în Miami  »

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Box Office

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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Tim Allen's character is largely based on Dave Barry. See more »

Goofs

After Elliot chases the plane, Anna Herk runs to her right to get help. The plane starts taxiing to her left. When she sees Matt, and he asks where his father is, she points out the window, and the plane is taxiing by the window with Elliot chasing it. The plane should be nowhere near the window she points out. See more »

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Henry Desalvo: There was another shooter.
Voice on Payphone: What do you mean?
Henry Desalvo: What do I mean? What do you mean "what do I mean". I mean there was another shooter is what I mean.
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Connections

References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

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Macho Man
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Peter Whitehead and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
By Arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
And courtesy of Scorpio Music
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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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