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Steal Big Steal Little (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 1995 (USA)
Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Andrew Davis (story), Teresa Tucker-Davies (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Ruben Partida Martinez / Robert Martin
Alan Arkin ... Lou Perilli
Rachel Ticotin ... Laura Martinez
Joe Pantoliano ... Eddie Agopian
Holland Taylor ... Mona Rowland-Downey
Ally Walker ... Bonnie Martin
David Ogden Stiers ... Judge Winton Myers
Charles Rocket ... Sheriff Otis
Richard Bradford ... Nick Zingaro
Kevin McCarthy ... Reed Tyler
Nathan Davis ... Harry Lordly
Dominik Garcia ... Maria Martinez (as Dominik Garcia-Lorido)
Mike Nussbaum ... Sam Barlow
Rita Taggart ... Autumn McBride
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Yoshi Takamura
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Storyline

Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it. On Robby's side is ruthless businessman Reed Tyler, who is out to turn a swift profit on Mona's property. Walking a shifty line between them is Eddie Agopian, the family lawyer, who doesn't care which side wins as long as he's on the winner's side. But whether they're stealing big or stealing little, they're all stealing in this hilarious comedy about greed, power... and brotherly love. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Two brothers. One fortune. Zero chance they'll share it.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film is considered to be a takeoff of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" See more »

Goofs

When Eddie Agopian escapes from Ruben, Lou and Nick the hit man, he leaps out of the window, dives into a fountain and swims to the side. Moments later, when he is seen running from Ruben, Lou and Nick, he and his clothes are bone dry. See more »

Quotes

Bonnie Martin: I am broke. We don't even have any money for food. Tell your father what you had to eat last night.
Bonnie's children: Nothing.
Bonnie Martin: Hear that? Nothing!
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Wake Up
Written by Randy Tico and Robby Scharf
Herd Music, BMI
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Too Long, Too Little, Too Boring
7 March 2002 | by guybSee all my reviews

This movie started out pretty entertaining and kept my attention with the conflict between the two twin brothers. Alan Arkin started slow, but just kept building nicely. Andy Garcia played both roles very nicely. However, about 45 minutes before the end of this very long movie, it turned into a mad, mad world slapstick which just insulted all the character and plot development that you as the viewer had invested. Should have just edited it to a tight 90-100 minutes and had a nice tense ending. What a waste.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodspengar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,761,890, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$3,150,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,150,170
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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