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Big Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 30 May 1986 (USA)
Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director:

John Cassavetes

Writer:

Andrew Bergman (as Warren Bogle)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Steve Rickey
Alan Arkin ... Leonard Hoffman
Beverly D'Angelo ... Blanche Rickey
Charles Durning ... O'Mara
Robert Stack ... Winslow
Paul Dooley ... Noozel
Valerie Curtin ... Arlene Hoffman
Richard Libertini ... Dr. Lopez
Steve Alterman Steve Alterman ... Peter Hoffman
Jerry Pavlon Jerry Pavlon ... Michael Hoffman
Paul La Greca ... Joshua Hoffman
John Finnegan ... Det. Murphy
Karl Lukas Karl Lukas ... Police captain
Maryedith Burrell ... Gail
Edith Fields ... Doris
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Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sterben... und leben lassen See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Sixth and final cinema movie collaboration of John Cassavetes in varying capacities and actor Peter Falk. The films are Husbands (1970), Big Trouble (1986), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Opening Night (1977), Mikey and Nicky (1976) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). See more »

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Referenced in Back in Time (2015) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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cast gets together again... pretty good caper!
14 September 2015 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Total parody of "Double Indemnity", with some added twists. The awesome, hilarious team of A. Arkin and P. Falk are together again, seven years after the under-rated "In-Laws". Beverly D'Angelo is "Blanche", the Barbara Stanwyck wife, looking to knock off the husband. Arkin is "Leonard", the insurance salesman, trying to put his sons through Yale. Falk is "Steve", the husband. Robert Stack is Leonard's boss, who refuses to help with the college bills. If you're a big fan of Falk and/or Arkin, you'll LOVE this film; they spend the whole time trying to outdo each other in the over-acting department. Also keep an eye out for Richard Libertini, also from the In-Laws; others will know him as the guru in All of Me (Edwina, Back in Bowl ) and Charles Durning (Tootsie). Written (copied/parodied ?) by Andrew Bergman, who certainly knew comedy... he had written the original In-Laws, Blazing Saddles, Soapdish, and Fletch!

Directed by John Cassevetes, who had done a bunch of stuff with Peter Falk already. Seems like quite a departure for Cassevetes... he had always done serious, pretty rough dramas. Fun stuff. On DVD. Never see this one shown on TV for some reason.


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