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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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They stole a Mercedes with a body in the trunk. See more »


Certificate:

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

Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas based the character of Obie on his own son, Steve. See more »

Quotes

Scam: So, what's your name?
Obie: Obie. Obediah. It's in the bible. What's yours?
Scam: Scam. It's in the bible too.
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Connections

Referenced in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

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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Entertaining adolescent film from the 80's.
26 November 2003 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Big Shots (1987) is a fun little film about two teens that are polar opposites of each other and the struggles they go through after forming a working relationship between each other. I enjoyed it very much when I was younger. The bad guys in the picture are painted with such broad strokes I was expecting them to all be chomping on big cigars whilst laughing out loud. The film is what it is and nothing more. Recommended.

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