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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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stepkids See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$271,327
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Sound Mix:

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

As Laura is taking a picture of the Smith family (when she first meets them), she is holding the camera vertically in one shot, and then horizontally in the next. See more »

Quotes

Laura Chartoff: He's the nicest guy though, ask anyone, but the thing is, he's almost 40, looks like he's 30, thinks like he's 20, and acts like he's 10. He's fun to play board games with.
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Connections

References Unsolved Mysteries (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get To It
Written by Mark Holden and Kenny Harris
Performed by Monalisa Young
Administered by Virgin Song Inc. (BMI)
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This is such a great movie
27 May 2005 | by celticprideSee all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I bought the VHS tape and I don't regret it one bit spending the 5 dollars to get it. This movie is funny, emotional, and has just great performances by Hillary Wolf, Griffin Dunne, Dan Futterman, David Straithirn etc... I would completely recommend everyone to buy this movie on VHS. You will cherish this movie forever. I love the song at the end. It makes you feel so good about the ending. The soundtrack is great on this movie and I wish it was released. Hopefully a DVD of this movie will come out in the near future with extras, deleted scenes, and bloopers. I really wish Hillary Wolf and Margaret Whitton could come back to acting. They are such great actresses. Wolf was great in Home Alones 1 and 2 and Whitton was wonderful in Major League 1 and 2 as the owner. I think they should have a reunion to put on the DVD. It would be great see what everyone is up to now and to see how much everyone has changed.


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