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Man Trouble (1992)

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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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He Plans To Steal...More Than Her Heart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 mainly agreed to make this film in an attempt to revive the careers of his old friends Bob Rafelson and Carole Eastman. Nicholson had worked successfully with the two on Five Easy Pieces (1970). 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

Lewie Duart: Are you seeing anybody? Just tell me that.
[laughs]
Lewie Duart: What... C'mon, you're not the abstinent type!
Joan Spruance: Oh, please don't judge me by your scrotal excesses!
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Soundtracks

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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17 November 2007 | by a_visable_darkSee all my reviews

OK...this movie may not be academy award material, but it does have a quaint little charm to it that makes it an enjoyable little movie. The relationship that builds between Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin goes from little more than an intended con job (he's being blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients) on the part of Nicholson to something very strong between the two. A strong friendship also develops between Nicholson and the dog he uses as part of his scam. The movies funniest moment stem from Nicholson's frustration over his feelings for Barkin and what he has to do to get the manuscript. Although not widely received by critics and considers a rather large flop, Man Trouble has a sincere charm to it that makes it a gem...as long as you're not a snobby wannabe film critic, i believe if you give the film a chance, you will come to really enjoy it.


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