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Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 5 April 2002 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eliot Arnold
... Anna Herk
... Arthur Herk
... Snake Dupree
... Eddie Leadbetter
... Henry Desalvo
... Leonard Ferroni
... Police Officer Monica Romero
... Police Officer Walter Kramitz
... Matt Arnold
... Jenny Herk
... FBI Agent Pat Greer (as Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers)
... FBI Agent Alan Seitz
... Puggy
... Nina


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


These people are in big trouble: See more »


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belea mare în Miami  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,545,204, 7 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,262,288, 16 June 2002
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patrick Warburton, who plays Officer Walter Kramitz, played in Dave's World (1993), a sitcom based around writer/journalist Dave Barry, who wrote the book on which this movie was based. He was Dave's neighbor Eric. See more »


In the narration, Eliot says the officers were headed west on Biscayne Blvd, which runs north to south. See more »


Arthur Herk: Oh, my God! She's coming to get me!
Pat Greer: The dog, Mr. Herk?
Arthur Herk: No! Her!
Pat Greer: Who?
Arthur Herk: You know! Her!
Martha Stewart: Herk, Herk, Herk! Herk!
Arthur Herk: Oh, my God, she knows my name... She knows everything! She's come to take my soul!
Pat Greer: Mr. Herk, this is important...
Arthur Herk: Please don't let her take my soul!
Pat Greer: What the hell's he talking about?
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


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Best Barry Sonnenfeld movie ever
9 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

My family and I have watched this movie time and again, and it is totally and consistently hilarious. I love Barry Sonnenfeld movies, and I think this particular one is his best, and has been unjustly overlooked. The cast is great, and every character, and there are a lot of them, is memorably wonderful, including two of the most sympathetic hit men in cinematic history, one of whom is played by the ever terrific Dennis Farina. This is also the first movie in which I ever saw Zooey Deschanel, playing a disenchanted teen, just as good here as she is in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The improbable and clever ways in which these characters' lives intersect adds to the fun. I've seen reviews complaining about the logical inconsistencies in this movie, but this is a comedy, so who cares? Stop Making Sense and enjoy.

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