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I Love Trouble (1994)

Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

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Charles Shyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Peter Brackett
Julia Roberts ... Sabrina Peterson
Saul Rubinek ... Sam Smotherman
James Rebhorn ... Mando, The Thin Man
Robert Loggia ... Matt, Chronicle Editor
Kelly Rutherford ... Kim
Olympia Dukakis ... Jeannie, Peter's Secretary
Marsha Mason ... Senator Gayle Robbins
Eugene Levy ... Ray, Justice of the Peace
Charles Martin Smith ... Rick Medwick
Dan Butler ... Wilson Chess
Paul Gleason ... Kenny Bacon
Jane Adams ... Evans
Lisa Lu ... Mrs. Virgina Hervey
Nora Dunn ... Lindy
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Storyline

Veteran reporter Peter Brackett is enjoying new found fame after his book, "White Lies" is published. When he is asked by his newspaper "The Chicago Chronicle" to report on a train crash, he notices new reporter Sabrina Peterson. Brackett's complacency gets rudely shocked by Peterson's report for the rival "Chicago Globe." What follows next is a mad race between the reporters who then cook up possible events that lead up to the crash. After an initial spate of mad reporting, both settle down to get the facts straight, which leads them to uncover opposing information. When each gets setup to be killed at the same place, they escape, and then agree to work together. While they initially do not trust one another, they eventually come to work together to uncover the truth behind the train crash. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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Romance Was Never More Dangerous!

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language, sensuality and gunplay | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Volim nevolje See more »

Filming Locations:

Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,806,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,947,267
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marsha Mason's appearance lasts approximately only one minute. See more »

Goofs

Peter and Sabrina are told to go to O'Hare Airport in Chicago and catch the overnight plane to Madison, Wisconsin. The drive time from downtown Chicago to downtown Madison is two and a half hours. See more »

Quotes

Sam Smotherman: My beautiful date, Nadia, has returned. Nadia, old pal of mine, Peter Brackett.
Peter Brackett: [smiles] Actually, Nadia and I have met.
Nadia, Smotherman's Date: Once.
Sam Smotherman: Well, you won't meet again. Adios, pal. Keep in touch.
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HOUSEPARTY
Written and Arranged by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
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The attempt is there...but the results aren't even mixed
30 June 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Handsomely-produced 1940s throwback has two modern-day reporters for rival Chicago newspapers both covering a train-wreck, eventually teaming up to get all the shady details. Casting Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in the leads might've been a gamble that paid off, but the ruff-n-bitchy chemistry they try to create doesn't click, mainly because the lines in the script are so stale. The picture looks expensive, and the plot isn't a con (I suppose it is fully thought out), but who even wants to see Julia Roberts in a Tracy-Hepburn knock-off like this? And who wants to see her kissing Nick Nolte? The whole concept is, well, Troubled. *1/2 from ****


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