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The Big Easy ()


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

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Remy McSwain
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Anne Osborne
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Jack Kellom
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Det. Andre DeSoto
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McCabe
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Ed Dodge
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Bobby McSwain
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Lamar Parmentel
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Mama
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Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
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Daddy Mention
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Chef Paul
Jim Chimento ...
Freddie Angelo
Edward Saint Pe' ...
Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)
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'Silky' Foster
Cheryl Starbuck ...
Hostess
Margie O'Dair ...
Mugging victim
Arden Lo ...
Mugger #1
Rickey Pierre ...
Mugger #2
Nick Krieger ...
Man in car
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Car vandal #1
Byron Nora ...
Car vandal #2
Archie Sampier ...
Forensic #1
Jeff Hollis ...
Sgt. Duvivier
Joy N. Houck Jr. ...
Sgt. Guerra
Steve Broussard ...
Dewey Piersall
Eliott Keener ...
George Joel
August Krinke ...
Internal Affairs Cop #1
John Schluter ...
Internal Affairs Cop #2
Zephirin Hymel IV ...
Internal Affairs Cop #3
Jack Harris ...
Waiter
George Dureau ...
Maitre d'
Patrick Frederic ...
First Young Lawyer
Lane Trippe ...
Second Young Lawyer
Nik Hagler ...
Hugh Dowling
Don Lutenbacher ...
Bailiff (as Don K. Lutenbacher)
Carol Sutton ...
Judge
Peter Gabb ...
Magnet Salesman
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Judge (as Judge Jim Garrison)
Dave Petitjean ...
Uncle Sos
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Justin
Dennis Curren ...
Cousin Terry
Rico Wheat ...
Rodney
Robert Kearney ...
Desk Sergeant
Joe Catalanotto ...
Garage Dispatcher (as Joseph Catalanotto)
Terrance Simien ...
Band Leader in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)
Gene Chambers ...
Guitarist in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)
Popp Esprite ...
Bassist in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)
Earl Sally ...
Scrubboardist in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)
Rudy Chambers ...
Drummer & Percussionist in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip V. Caruso ...
Courtroom Bailiff (uncredited)
Duane Delco ...
Rhythm Guitarist in Tipitina's Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim McBride

Written by

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Daniel Petrie Jr. ... (screenplay by)
 
Jack Baran ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Jim McBride ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Jack Baran ... associate producer
Mort Engelberg ... executive producer
Stephen J. Friedman ... producer (as Stephen Friedman)
Tony Tagliere ... associate producer

Music by

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Brad Fiedel

Cinematography by

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Affonso Beato ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mia Goldman

Editorial Department

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Phil Downey ... color timer
Wilt Henderson ... assistant editor (as Wilton Henderson)
John Hoeren ... first assistant editor
Jack Hooper ... negative cutter
Christy Richmond ... apprentice editor
Joanne Schmidt ... assistant editor
Richard Garibaldi ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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David Rubin

Production Design by

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Jeannine Oppewall ... (as Jeannine Claudia Oppewall)

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Fischer

Costume Design by

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Tracy Tynan

Makeup Department

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Enid Arias ... hair stylist
Julie Purcell ... makeup artist
Susan Spaid ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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John C. Broderick ... unit production manager (as John Broderick)
Ann Frisbee ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dan Dugan ... second assistant director (as Daniel Dugan)
Michael Schroeder ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Timothy Arnoult ... swing (as Tim Arnoult)
James Barth ... construction foreman (as Jim Barth)
John Beauvais ... paint foreman
Paul Chadwick ... storyboard artist
Brad Einhorn ... lead man
Douglas Fox ... property master
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... assistant property master (as Robert M. Galotti)
Tina Garmaise ... assistant property master
Patrick McGuire ... swing
Judy K. Nelson ... swing
David C. Potter ... set dresser (as David Potter)
Chip Radaelli ... construction coordinator
Dion Richardson ... swing
James Dupuy ... foreman (uncredited)
Dave Kelsey ... lead scenic (uncredited)
Stuart Spates ... props buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Axtell ... cable person
Beth Bergeron ... sound editor
George Berndt ... adr supervisor / sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... dialogue mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Chris Carpenter ... sound effects mixer
Virginia Cook-McGowan ... sound editor (as Virginia A. Cook)
Dody Dorn ... sound editor
Dennis Drummond ... sound editor
Joan Giammarco ... sound editor
Robert Grieve ... sound editor
Kenneth Heeley-Ray ... sound editor (as Ken Heeley-Ray)
Patrushkha Mierzwa ... boom operator
John M. Murrow ... assistant sound editor
Joel Shryack ... cable person
Mark Ulano ... production sound mixer
Linda Whittlesey ... sound editor
Bruce Irvine ... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Don White ... foley recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Greg Landerer ... special effects coordinator (as Gregory C. Landerer)
William Purcell ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunt coordinator (as Richard Diamond Farnsworth)
Linda Lee Franklin ... stunts (as Linda Franklin)
Steve Kelso ... stunts
Walt La Rue ... stunts
Julius LeFlore ... stunts
Dan Munson ... stunts
Buddy Van Horn ... stunts
John Vitale ... stunts
Grady Walker ... stunts
Greg Walker ... stunts
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (as Rock Walker)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Bass ... electrician
Sal Camacho ... second assistant camera
Phillip V. Caruso ... still photographer
Ted H. Hauser ... first assistant camera (as Ted Hauser)
Jono Kouzouyan ... gaffer
Bela Lehoczky ... grip
Michael Levine ... camera operator
Ian Lynch ... second assistant camera
Robert Nelson ... grip (as Robert A. Nelson)
John Pierce ... electrician
Michael L. Smith ... electrician
Keith Talley ... grip
Michael Uva ... best boy (as Mike Uva)
Brad Wood ... grip
Doug Wood ... key grip
Nicholas Woodring ... electrician
Jack Yanekian ... best boy
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Wilma Francis ... casting: Louisiana

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rudy Dillon ... costumer
Francine Flemming ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins ... location manager
Dennis Curren ... location consultant
Bob Johnston ... assistant location manager (as Robert Johnston)
Rick Landry ... location paymaster

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Neil Brody ... music mixer
Richard Stone ... supervising music editor
Dewey Balfa ... featured vocalist (uncredited) / musician: fiddle (uncredited)
David Byrne ... music consultant (uncredited)
Gene Chambers ... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
Rudy Chambers ... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
Duane Delco ... musician: rhythm guitar (uncredited)
Popp Esprite ... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
Dennis Quaid ... featured vocalist (uncredited) / musician: acoustic guitar (uncredited)
Earl Sally ... musician: washboard (uncredited)
Terrance Simien ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Diane DeLouise Wessel ... music supervisor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Benita Brazier ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Marlo Hellerstein ... transportation captain
David Marder ... transportation coordinator
Al Sens ... transportation captain: New Orleans (as Alexander Sens Jr.)
Carl Thompson ... transportation co-captain: New Orleans

Additional Crew

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Charlotte Alison ... production assistant
Roger Armstrong ... unit publicist
Fran Beirs ... marine coordinator
Kimberly Edwards ... assistant production accountant (as Kymberly Edwards)
Darrell J. Frey ... assistant: Mr. Quaid
Jerry Gatto ... craft service (as Jaffrey Gatto)
Tina Girouard ... choreographer
Tim Guyer ... title designer
Patricia Head ... technical advisor
Danella Hero ... accounting assistant
John Kane ... production assistant
Patricia Serafina Madiedo ... production secretary (as Patricia Madiedo)
Kool Marder ... production coordinator (as Kool Lusby)
Tara Martin ... production assistant
Marcus McWaters ... production assistant
Elizabeth Miller ... stand-in
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. ... assistant: Miss Barkin
Charles Plauche ... stand-in
Michael J. Rice ... technical advisor (as Detective Michael J. Rice)
Mildred Schluter ... first aid
Wayne Softley ... craft service
Cheryl Starbuck ... production assistant
Allen E. Taylor ... production accountant
Andrew Varela ... promotions coordinator
Richard Blake Wester ... production assistant (as Richard Wester)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
John Smart ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Her job is to expose a cop on the take. Putting him away won't be easy. Neither will letting him go. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nothing But The Truth (United States)
  • Windy City (United States)
  • The Big Ea$y (United States)
  • The Big Ea$y (World-wide, English title)
  • The Big Crackdown (Philippines, English title)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget $8,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Both Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid consider this the favorite of all the films they've made. See more »
Goofs Tugboats are powered by diesel engines. Diesel fuel is incapable of exploding. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Big Easy/The Fourth Protocol/No Way Out/Tampopo (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Zydeco Gris Gris See more »
Quotes Lamar Parmentel: New Orleans is a marvelous environment for coincidence.
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