6.5/10
18,902
184 user 89 critic

Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 5 April 2002 (USA)
Trailer
0:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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 »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They have forty-five minutes to save the world. They need forty-six. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belea mare în Miami See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$7,262,288, 16 June 2002
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In this movie, Dennis Farina refers to two characters as Moron #1 & Moron #2. He also does this in the movie Midnight Run (1988). Coincidentally, Farina plays a mafia/criminal type in both movies. See more »

Goofs

Henry grabs Bruce's right hand in the restaurant to remove his cigar. Later Bruce has a splint on his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[In the airplane]
Snake: How about we go now?
Airplane Captain Justin Hobart: Sir, we have to finish the preflight checklist. It's for your safety, sir.
Snake: [points to his gun in his hand] I got my safety right here, asshole.
See more »

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

Features Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Odd Couple
Written by Neal Hefti and Kenyon Hopkins
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Awesome!
23 February 2005 | by crowrobotSee all my reviews

Although I had never heard of humorist Dave Barry before I saw this movie, I had a great time watching 'Big Trouble'.

Director Barry Sonnenfeld ('Men in Black', 'Get Shorty') does a great job of juggling the huge ensemble cast, and everyone (including Tim Allen) are all wonderfully funny and, it must be said, a little bit nuts. I particularly liked Dennis Farina as a hit-man who despises Miami (where the story takes place) and Zooey Deschanel as a deadpan teenager.

'Big Trouble' is outrageous fun for all, and this is a great comic ride.


36 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 184 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed