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Man Trouble (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1992 (USA)
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A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.

Director:

Bob Rafelson

Writer:

Carole Eastman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Harry Bliss
Ellen Barkin ... Joan Spruance
Harry Dean Stanton ... Redmond Layls
Beverly D'Angelo ... Andy Ellerman
Michael McKean ... Eddy Revere
Saul Rubinek ... Laurence Moncrief
Viveka Davis ... June Huff
Veronica Cartwright ... Helen Dextra
David Clennon ... Lewie Duart
John Kapelos ... Detective Melvenos
Lauren Tom ... Adele Bliss
Paul Mazursky ... Lee MacGreevy
Gary Graham ... Butch Gable
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Socorro
Mark J. Goodman Mark J. Goodman ... Talk Show Host
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Storyline

Eugene Earl Axline is a guard dog trainer who gets involved with one of his clients, Joan Spruance. Spruance's sister is a classic airhead, who is spilling all she knows about her gangster boyfriend. Written by John sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

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She put her life in his hands. Unfortunately, his hands have a life of their own. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ela Nunca Se Nega See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,096,030
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson and Veronica Cartwright previously appeared in The Witches of Eastwick (1987). See more »

Goofs

A wall wobbles when Harry bumps into it as he grapples with Red's henchman, indicating that it's a set rather than a real hospital room. See more »

Quotes

Harry Bliss: I look upon a woman as a whole.
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Gone to the dogs
13 December 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Bob Rafelson is a puzzling director. After his big successes with "Fiver Easy Pieces" and "The King of Marvin Gardens", Mr. Rafelson doesn't seem to come out with a film project that will take him back to his past glory. This is evident with the disastrous "Man Trouble" shown on cable recently.

The film is a mess. Jack Nicholson, an actor who has worked with the director before with better results, plays the main role of Harry Bliss a trainer of dogs without any redeeming qualities. Harry is married to an Oriental woman and is working his marital problems with a counselor. Harry gets involved with Ellen Barkin, who is being stalked. The solution is to get a German Shephard dog to protect her. She has moved to her sister's swanky home where probably the only funny scene happens. We watch Ms. Barkin working with the dog and all her commands have to be in German, otherwise the dog doesn't respond! The others in the cast are totally wasted. Beverly D'Angelo has some good moments. Michael McKean, Saul Rubineck, Henry Dean Stanton, are seen in supporting roles.

See if there is something else to watch, but don't make the same mistake we made.


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