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Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1991)

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

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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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Trivia

Original title was "Stepkids". 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

[after Keith has taken away her trip to Hawaii]
Laura Chartoff: Fine! I quit this family. I hope you choke on poi! I hope your leis shrivel up and die! I hope Don Ho's show REALLY SUCKS!
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Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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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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simple drama/comedy.
13 July 2001 | by raindance26See all my reviews

Big Girls don't...... is a story of a thirteen year old girl who thinks her family don't love her. When her family is going on a road trip she decides to run away. Old story in a new raincoat but still entertaining.

Just see this movie when you are tired of action/horror/SF movies and see it with your friends/family/loved one.

6 out of 10 stars


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$271,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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