The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Dave Barry (novel), Robert Ramsey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Eliot Arnold
Rene Russo ... Anna Herk
Stanley Tucci ... Arthur Herk
Tom Sizemore ... Snake Dupree
Johnny Knoxville ... Eddie Leadbetter
Dennis Farina ... Henry Desalvo
Jack Kehler ... Leonard Ferroni
Janeane Garofalo ... Police Officer Monica Romero
Patrick Warburton ... Police Officer Walter Kramitz
Ben Foster ... Matt Arnold
Zooey Deschanel ... Jenny Herk
Heavy D ... FBI Agent Pat Greer (as Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers)
Omar Epps ... FBI Agent Alan Seitz
Jason Lee ... Puggy
Sofía Vergara ... Nina
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Storyline

A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. To add more complication, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal. Written by Michael Ji <jekimerider310@yahoo.com>

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These people are in big trouble: See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor and sex-related, material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Katie Holmes originally signed on to play Jenny Herk. See more »

Goofs

A cockpit shots of an F-16 shows the control stick between the pilot's legs. The F-16's control stick is on the right side of the cockpit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Puggy: God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the Earth is filled with violence because of them. You are to bring into the Ark two of all living creatures to keep them alive with you."
[eats a Frito]
Puggy: In other words, life is hard, so you'd better find someone who'll be your partner. Eliot Arnold's story is a lot like Noah's, except Eliot's story takes place in Miami.
[eats another]
Puggy: You just can't beat these when they're really fresh. Anyway, Eliot should probably tell ...
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes a condensed 7 minute 49 second-long edition of the film focusing on scenes containing important plot points. See more »

Connections

References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Air Tonight
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Awesome movie, if you haven't seen it, see it.
17 March 2004 | by Internet_Movie_CriticSee all my reviews

This movie is excellent, funny, hillarious. It should be rated alot higher then the 6.4 rating it has right at this moment. This is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a couple years. I bought this movie on amazon.com before I had ever seen, I am glad I did. My hunch was correct, this is a great movie, very worthy of owning. How anyone could watch this movie and not laugh out loud, huge, rolling in the isle laughs, is beyond me. Johnny Knoxville and Tom Sizemore we're just hillarious, Tim Allen great as usual. Dennis Farina's line, Looks like we got a couple gators fans, was just totally hillarious. He was classically funny as usual. All in all very funny movie all around. I loved it, I may watch it again tonight.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,545,204, 7 April 2002

Gross USA:

$7,267,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,493,890
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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