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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 ... The Thin Man
Robert Loggia ... Matt Grrenfield
Kelly Rutherford ... Kim
Olympia Dukakis ... Jeannie
Marsha Mason ... Senator Gayle Robbins
Eugene Levy ... Justice of the Peace
Charles Martin Smith ... Rick Medwick
Dan Butler ... Wilson Chess
Paul Gleason ... Kenny Bacon
Jane Adams ... Evans
Lisa Lu ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Julia Roberts described Nick Nolte as "disgusting" whereas Nolte said of her as "not a nice person." Roberts disliked Nolte's macho act, and was not shy or polite about letting him know. He, in turn, began deliberately engaging in it to piss her off during filming. 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

Sabrina Peterson: How'd you get involved in this, Sam? Willy wanted to get rid of Beekman and he thought you could get the job done?
Sam Smotherman: Something like that.
Sabrina Peterson: But you botched the fire in college. What made him think you'd get it right this time?
Sam Smotherman: I was the only bad guy he knew...
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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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The NBC News Theme
Written by John Williams
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enjoyable 1940s throwback
12 August 2008 | by pmcguireumcSee all my reviews

OK, once you get past the age difference of nolte and roberts, the film is enjoyable. I would have rather seen someone a little younger in Nolte's role, but other than that, i found the film enjoyable and well written. Where the film struggles however is editing. I actually think the film is about 20 minutes too long. There are a lot of traveling too and fro scenes that could have been edited out.

Where the film succeeds is the acting quality. As I said above, the age difference in the leads is distracting, the chemistry in the actors is very likable (including a nice set of guest spots in the beginning, including Robert Loggia). Many of the montages used to illustrate the developing rivalry are well done and the clues in the film are very intelligent.

Ultimately though, the best part of the movie is the fact that it is clean. A nice tribute to the tracy/hepburn days.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,827,002, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$30,806,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,806,194
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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