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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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FBI Agent Pat Greer (as Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor and sex-related, material | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belea mare în Miami  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,545,204 (USA) (5 April 2002)


$7,262,288 (USA) (14 June 2002)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dennis Farina and Rene Russo previously worked with Barry Sonnenfield on Get Shorty (1995). See more »


After Elliot chases the plane, Anna Herk runs to her right to get help. The plane starts taxiing to her left. When she sees Matt, and he asks where his father is, she points out the window, and the plane is taxiing by the window with Elliot chasing it. The plane should be nowhere near the window she points out. See more »


Henry Desalvo: Well, Miami sucks. But the cops are kind of nice.
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Brilliant comedy
9 January 2005 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Perfect comedy of situations.

Better then book, as it makes better use of supporting actors.

Amazing movie, made in old style of comedies. Must-see for all lovers of the comedies.

It was most likely harmed by by airport security scene which was found politically incorrect after the 9/11, but its a comedy so I do not see a problem.

I would give it 12 out of 10.

Very nice review in Russian located here:

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