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Think Big (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | March 1990 (USA)
Two somewhat retarded truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Edward Kovach, R.J. Robertson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ... Rafe
David Paul ... Victor
Martin Mull ... Dr. Bruekner
Ari Meyers ... Holly Sherwood
Claudia Christian ... Dr. Irene Marsh
Richard Kiel ... Irving
Richard Moll ... Thornton
Michael Winslow ... Hap
Thomas Gottschalk ... Mr. Roberts
Tony Longo ... Supervisor
Peter Lupus ... Bad Guy #1
Sal Landi ... Bad Guy #2
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... 'Z'
Rafer Johnson ... Johnson
Jimmy Briscoe Jimmy Briscoe ... Jimmy
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Storyline

A teen genius (Ari Meyers) escapes from a teen think tank with the plans for a secret weapon. On the run, she stows aboard a truck driven by two slow-witted brothers (Peter and David Paul) who are transporting toxic waste across the country. Martin Mull also appears as the mentor of the think tank, Claudia Christian is the school's psychologist, and David Carradine is a repo man. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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All they had was strength, determination, and a lucky chicken bone. Brains aren't everything.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Думай по-крупному See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Thornton: [Repeated line] Why can't you boys ever make a delivery ON TIME?
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Think Big
Written by David Paul, Peter Paul, Tim Kimber, Kevin Moore & Bud Rizzo
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Think Little
7 June 2000 | by JtalledoSee all my reviews

A most ironically titled film, "Think Big" is a relatively brainless movie. The whole movie revolves around two appropriately airheaded, truck driving twin brothers who have to save a teen genius and the world's ultimate weapon from the clutches of the bad guys. The weapon? A device that looks like an otherwise ordinary remote control, but can control virtually every electronic device.

Of course, the "humor" comes in when the lamebrained gymrat twins bumble around trying to defeat the baddies. As expected in any b-movie, the humor is substandard and often crude. The Paul brothers play the role of the bungling duo pretty well. The movie also boasts a fairly decent supporting cast, with Martin Mull from Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, Richard Moll from Nightcourt as the brothers' boss and of course, Claudia Christian.

In short, "Think Big" isn't a bad movie for what it is and what it tries to be. Taken lightly, this low budget picture's sophmorish humor and sexual innuendo can be entertaining for a day's rental. Just try to think as little as possible while watching it, and the b-movie lover deep inside you will enjoy it.


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