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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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They have forty-five minutes to save the world. They need forty-six. 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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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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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 »

Goofs

At the bar, the tossed keys hit Snake on the right side of his face, then fall onto the suitcase, which is on his left. See more »

Quotes

Annoyed Sports Radio Host: I'm looking for one brave Gators fan to call, just one. Oh so Gators fans talk trash all the time but when they play a game and lose nobody has the guts to call in?
Leonard: What are Gators?
Henry Desalvo: Football. College.
Confused Sports Radio Call In: I'm a Gators fan.
Annoyed Sports Radio Host: And what do you have to say?
Confused Sports Radio Call In: You said that Gators fans don't have the guts to call in.
Annoyed Sports Radio Host: Your point?
Confused Sports Radio Call In: My point is that I'm calling you now.
Leonard: [notices Snake and Eddie escorting Arthur wearing dark-colored pantyhose on their head] Is that him?
Henry Desalvo: I think we got Gator fans.
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Big Trouble
Written by Heavy D (as Dwight E. Myers)
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Shame nobody went to see it
10 December 2005 | by (Tacoma, WA) – See all my reviews

I still remember laughing so hard I was in tears in a theater filled with less than 20 people! A great cast and well written, this movie got the shaft after it was suddenly moved to a 12/2001 release (with almost no publicity)after the events of 9/11 because the movie had scenes depicting lax airport security. We Americans were far to fragile to see someone smuggling an atomic bomb and a gun through poor security! What people missed was a funny story and some of the best one-liners I have ever heard ("maybe you guys should plead Not Guilty by reason of stupidity!). Honestly, I have never been able to drive into an airport without thinking about Arriving and Departing ("We're arriving, but then we are departing?")and Florida Gator fans just get hammered! Great flick, get the DVD and see it for real, not the Comedy Central version.


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