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Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 8 May 1992 (USA)
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A girl fed up with her quirky, disfunctional family runs away from home, casusing all of them to spend time with eachother.

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Frank Mugavero (story), Mark Goddard (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin Dunne ... David
Dan Futterman ... Josh
Patricia Kalember ... Barbara
Jenny Lewis ... Corinne
Ben Savage ... Sam
Jessica Seely Jessica Seely ... Jessie
Adrienne Shelly ... Stephanie
David Strathairn ... Keith
Trenton Teigen ... Kurt
Margaret Whitton ... Melinda
Hillary Wolf ... Laura Chartoff
Sean Blackman Sean Blackman ... Runaway Boy #1
Joe D'Angerio ... Mr. Zordani
Cory Danziger ... Leonard
Leslie Kendall Dye ... Melissa (as Leslie Engelberg)
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Storyline

Laura's parents divorced when she was eight. Now, at thirteen, she lives with her mother, her stepfather, two stepbrothers, a stepsister, and a half-brother. She used to visit her father, stepmother (third stepmother) and half-sister, but now *another* divorce is in the works, so Laura visits her father and his pregnant girlfriend -- who's only six years older than she is. Who should she feel loyalty to? And is it any wonder she wants to run away from home? Written by Susan C. Mitchell <susanm@indirect.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Stepkids See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$271,327
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even was a disappointment at the box office, grossing a scant $271,327, and the film disappeared from theaters four weeks in 1991 before its release in 1992. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD release, on the outside jacket's plot synopsis, the studio mistakenly uses the lead actress' real name - Hillary - to describe her in the fictional story line. Hillary Wolf's character's name was Laura. See more »

Quotes

Laura Chartoff: Did you know it's estimated that by the year 2000, one out of every three people will be a member of my family?
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References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »

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Danger Road
Written by Todd Smallwood and Tom Whitlock
Performed by Todd Smallwood
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Amusing satire on dysfunctional families and suburban life
29 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

A teenaged girl (Hillary Wolf) protests about the so called "revolving door" marriages that both of her parents have gone through over the years. It has left her part of a bizarre overextended family. A delightful cast and some hilarious moments save what could've been a very weak film.


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