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Big Shots (1987)

Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writer:

Joe Eszterhas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Busker Ricky Busker ... Obie
Darius McCrary ... Scam
Robert Joy ... Dickie
Robert Prosky ... Keegan
Jerzy Skolimowski ... Doc
Paul Winfield ... Johnnie Red
Brynn Thayer ... Mom
Bill Hudson ... Dad
Jim Antonio ... Uncle Harry
Andrea Bebel Andrea Bebel ... Alley
Hutton Cobb Hutton Cobb ... Bible Salesman (segment "Kid")
Joe Seneca ... Ferryman
Beah Richards ... Miss Hanks
Olivia Cole ... Mrs. Newton
Mitch Beasley Mitch Beasley ... Duane Henderson
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Storyline

Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam's father. Written by Anonymous

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Who says 11 year olds don't know how to have fun? See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos para siempre See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,417,000, 4 October 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,390,043
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script was bought by Lorimar for $1.25m, which was a record for a spec script at the time. See more »

Quotes

Obie: [observing Johnnie Red's ceiling mirror] He must get dressed lying down.
Scam: Man you dumb.
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Soundtracks

Freedom Overspill
Written by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood), George Fleming and James Hooker
Performed by Steve Winwood (as Stevie Winwood)
Courtesy of Island Records
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Old but good
29 August 2003 | by kyle_is_awesomeSee all my reviews

This Is an old movie but it was still pretty good. It is about a white kid (Obie) who runs away from his family after his father dies. He runs into a gang who beats him up and steals his bike. Then he meats a black kid who helps Obie find his watch that he lost if Obie will help him find his lost father. Good action. Eventuallt obie and his freind steal a car, get in trouble with the cops, and all sorts of trouble. It did get a little long though. 3/4 stars


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