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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

When Puggy is at the bar, eating Fritos and drinking beer, the bartender puts the money right next to his arm. When Snake walks in, the money is about 8 inches from Puggy. When Snake takes the money, it is right next to Puggy again. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Herk: Oh, my God! She's coming to get me!
Pat Greer: The dog, Mr. Herk?
Arthur Herk: No! Her!
Pat Greer: Who?
Arthur Herk: You know! Her!
Martha Stewart: Herk, Herk, Herk! Herk!
Arthur Herk: Oh, my God, she knows my name... She knows everything! She's come to take my soul!
Pat Greer: Mr. Herk, this is important...
Arthur Herk: Please don't let her take my soul!
Pat Greer: What the hell's he talking about?
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Referenced in Stuart Little 2 (2002) See more »

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Making Our Dreams Come True
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cyndi Grecco
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Awesome!
23 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although I had never heard of humorist Dave Barry before I saw this movie, I had a great time watching 'Big Trouble'.

Director Barry Sonnenfeld ('Men in Black', 'Get Shorty') does a great job of juggling the huge ensemble cast, and everyone (including Tim Allen) are all wonderfully funny and, it must be said, a little bit nuts. I particularly liked Dennis Farina as a hit-man who despises Miami (where the story takes place) and Zooey Deschanel as a deadpan teenager.

'Big Trouble' is outrageous fun for all, and this is a great comic ride.


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