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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

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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Certificate:

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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

Gross USA:

$17,685,307
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of numerous movies where actor Marc Lawrence has portrayed a criminal-gangster-mobster type character. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt players when Remy and Anne run from the about to explode boat. See more »

Quotes

Lamar Parmentel: New Orleans is a marvelous environment for coincidence.
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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 »

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Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

FOR YOUR LOVE I WOULD PAY ANY PRICE
Performed by Terrance Simien & THE MALLET PLAYBOYS
Composed by Terrance Simien
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Quaid & Barkin at their sexiest, cher!!
27 February 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE BIG EASY (1986) *** Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Ebbe Rose Smith, Grace Zabriskie, Charles Ludlam, Marc Lawrence. Sexy and charming Quaid is on-the-take Bayou cop Remy McSwain trying to fool investigating DA Barkin while falling in love with her amidst corruption, murder and greed in seamy New Orleans. Fine ensemble and locales vividly enliven the film as does the unmistakable chemistry between the two leads' sex scenes. Hot stuff. Look for Jim Garrison, the judge, whose life is depicted in "JFK".


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