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The Big Easy (1986)

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

Director:

Jim McBride

Writer:

Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Remy McSwain
Ellen Barkin ... Anne Osborne
Ned Beatty ... Jack Kellom
John Goodman ... Det. Andre DeSoto
Lisa Jane Persky ... McCabe
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Ed Dodge
Tom O'Brien ... Bobby McSwain
Charles Ludlam Charles Ludlam ... Lamar Parmentel
Grace Zabriskie ... Mama
Marc Lawrence ... Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
Solomon Burke ... Daddy Mention
Gailard Sartain ... Chef Paul
Jim Chimento Jim Chimento ... Freddie Angelo
Edward Saint Pe' Edward Saint Pe' ... Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)
Robert Lesser ... 'Silky' Foster
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Storyline

Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Trivia

According to Robert Redford, this was the first film ever "sold" at a Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

During the final gunfight, Dodge and DeSoto are standing next to each other in one shot, then about a foot apart in the next and finally back together again, actually touching, in the third. See more »

Quotes

Anne Osborne: [Anne and Remy are on the scene of a triple murder] Why don't you believe that the killers were cops?
Remy McSwain: Because if they were cops, they would've stayed right here. And when we arrived, we would've found plants, guns, knives, all kinds of evidence that they resisted arrest. That's somethin' every cop in the world knows how to do.
Anne Osborne: That sure doesn't surprise me.
Remy McSwain: Oh yeah? Well, you probably know how to bribe a jury too, don't you?
[smiles wickedly]
Remy McSwain: Even though you probably never have, huh?
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Alternate Versions

While the UK theatrical release ends with the boat exploding, a fade out and cutting to Remy and Anne dancing around on their wedding night, the UK video release has an extra scene which features Anne talking Remy out of resigning and Remy proposing marriage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Undertaker (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

IKO IKO
Performed by The Dixie Cups
Composed by Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Barbara Hawkins), Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Rosa Hawkins),
Joan Marie Johnson (as Joan Johnson), Jessie Thomas, Marilyn Jones,
, Sharon Jones, Joe Jones
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User Reviews

Easy Does It
25 February 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See all my reviews

STEAMY...SEXY...SLEAZY... This is a film where you can see a genuine sexual chemistry between two actors. Unlike Mr Soderburgh's highly over-rated Out Of Sight, which was surrounded by a great bally-hoo about it's steamy love scenes, which weren't quite convincing to most of us watching, Big Easy actually delivers the goods. Oh yes!

Watch it! Need I say more?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Ea$y See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$353,259, 23 August 1987

Gross USA:

$17,685,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,685,307
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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