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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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A Comedy From the Director of "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black" 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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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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Katie Holmes originally signed on to play Jenny Herk. See more »

Goofs

At Joe's Stone Crab, when Henry Desalvo is talks to Bruce and friends about cigar smoke and manners, he calls his steak "a great New York strip." In the previous scene, the steak on his plate was either a T-bone or a Porterhouse. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Herk: [after his TV is shot] I'll tell you who it was, it was these god damn kids. And these god damn kids, they all have god damn guns, and they're all sniffing glue!
Monica Romero: [getting annoyed] Any additional insights, Mr. Herk?
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Features Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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In the Air Tonight
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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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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