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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

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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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Johnny Knoxville also appeared in Men in Black II the same year. Both films are directed by Barry Sonnenfield. See more »

Goofs

The "coffee" that spills in Eliot's office is obviously water. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: [about his ad] She should be bending over for maximum exposure.
Eliot Arnold: [thinks about it] Maximum exposure...
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
Written by Benny Jones, Charles Joseph, Efrem Towns, Gregory Davis, Jenell Marshall, Kevin Harris,
Kirk Joseph and Roger Lewis
Performed by Dirty Dozen Brass Band (as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
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Dave Barry... so it's gotta be good
6 April 2004 | by (Lakewood, WA) – See all my reviews

I discovered Dave Barry in a Reader's Digest article titled "The Martian Death Flu". That short story inaugurated a fascination for all things Barry and "Big Trouble" is a faithful depiction of the mind of this Miami madman. This Pulitzer-prize winning columnist meets the director of "Men In Black" and TV's The Tick.

Sonnenfeld's touch and a good soundtrack contribute to this madcap misadventure where a hallucinogenic toad, a sub-compact car, and a 'garbage disposal' bomb make for an outrageous race to save a corporate embezzler's step-daughter.

An immaculate cast certifies the action will be riveting and breath-taking viewing after viewing. Thanks, Dave!


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