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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Bliss
... Joan Spruance
... Redmond Layls
... Andy Ellerman
... Eddy Revere
... Laurence Moncrief
... June Huff
... Helen Dextra
... Lewie Duart
... Detective Melvenos
... Adele Bliss
... Lee MacGreevy
... Butch Gable
Betty Carvalho ... Socorro
Mark J. Goodman ... Talk Show Host
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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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He Plans To Steal...More Than Her Heart. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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17 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ela Nunca Se Nega  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,096,030
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Meryl Streep was initially intended for the role of Joan Spruance, but she withdrew when she became pregnant. See more »

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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: Here I am, sitting in the center of a lot of wealth, the escalation in crime couldn't be better, and I'm not turning a damn nickel on it!
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ET RESURREXIT
(from "MASS IN B MINOR / Messe in h-moll")
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conducted by Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Courtesy of Phillips Classics
A Division of PolyGram Classics
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Surprised me
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie in the $5.50 bin of Wal-Mart and only got it because it had Jack Nicholson in it. I had extremely low expectations, which is probably why I got such a surprise--This movie is hilarious.

It has a very dry line of sarcasm running all the way through it, particularly in the off-the-wall arguments between Nicholson's character and the wife.

Taking everything literally will not help you understand the humor. You have to view every line as some sort of comeback to a previous one, and that's when you see the laughable irony in the film. It really did surprise me; I enjoyed it!

And the acting is stellar. The characters really are portrayed well. They're all very comical characters, full of flaws, which just makes them more realistic in a rather ridiculous plot which honestly could have been thrown out the window.

Personally, I would have loved to just see a film about the marriage counseling, which is only glimpsed at, between Nicholson and his wife. Some of the funniest moments are in that part of the film, but, like I said, it's dry.

Enjoy!


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