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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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Taglines:

Romance Was Never More Dangerous!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

The car which attempts to run over Peter and Sabrina but hits several cars has its left headlight knocked out by the accident. Two shots later it is shown turning a corner with the light illuminated. See more »

Quotes

Peter Brackett: Honey, we've been rescued.
[Peter steps forward, Sabrina, completely naked and wet, grabs him and pulls him back, going from an embarrassed smile to great alarm]
Sabrina Peterson: What are you dong?
[more quietly]
Sabrina Peterson: Don't do this to me, please.
Peter Brackett: [chuckling] Was I hearing things, or did you call me a second rate novelist?
Sabrina Peterson: I-I... I was kidding. I've never even read your book. I'm sure it's quite brilliant.
Peter Brackett: Uh-huh
[steps forward; Sabrina is forced to step with him]
Sabrina Peterson: Oh, what are you doing? Walk backwards!
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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HOUSEPARTY
Written and Arranged by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
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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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