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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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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)  »

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

Henry Desalvo: I really feel like killing someone.
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Referenced in Creature Featurettes (2002) See more »

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In the Air Tonight
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
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Absolutely Hilarious, worthy of Dave Barry's Name
17 April 2003 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Big Trouble all but exceeds Dave Barry's hilarious book, with director Barry Sonnefeld getting back into the drivers seat of comical movies delivering a hit here. Is it an Oscar film? Not a chance. However, it is a howlingly funny parody of Miami and America that shows a lighter side to things.

the characters and lines that Barry creates for the audience are brilliant and have terriffic chemistry. There is no development at all, but the quipls, jokes, and scenes that the differant characters react in give you a real world view of what kinds of people they are. In addition, the camera work and acting jobs by the all star cast kept me rolling on the floor. Scenes like those in the bar and where the cast bashes Arthur Herk are more than enjoyable. The acting jobs really pull this off, with great in character performances from Sizemore, Knoxville, Allen, Russo, and the two Hitmen in the film. The acting styles from Allen and Russo that they approach the film with nearly save it. Instead of being the center stage of the movie taking away from everything else, they wisely stay away from the spotlight and let the chaos unfold around them.

the second sploy of this film that is more than enjoyable is the comical askew view of Florida. the several scene with the two hitmen from up north listening to the lifeless gator fans and seeing their facial expressions are comical highpoints. along with this are the one liners. "so are gonna help me or sit there like a big fat asshole." "STRIP SEARCH" these lines pop up throughout the movie and are hilarious. the film is fresh, funny, and a wonderful break from the everyday drone. rent it, buy it, love it. its money well spent for a rainy day comedy


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