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Big Trouble (2002)

 -  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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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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These people are in big trouble: 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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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

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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Trivia

Katie Holmes originally signed on to play Jenny Herk. See more »

Goofs

When Eliot's boss turns his computer towards Eliot, the computer is on. When Eliot kicks it, the screen is blank. See more »

Quotes

Fly by Air Ticket Agent: Ok, I gonna need your names sir.
Snake: John Smith.
Fly by Air Ticket Agent: And the other names, sir?
[referring to Eddie, Jenny and Puggy]
Snake: John Smith.
Fly by Air Ticket Agent: You're all John Smith?
Snake: Everybody.
Fly by Air Ticket Agent: [suspicious] Ok, I'm gonna need some ID.
Snake: [Snake hands her more money]
Snake: There you go.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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