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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.

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy From the Director of "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black" 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:

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Details

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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim Allen's character is largely based on Dave Barry. See more »

Goofs

When Puggy is at the bar, eating Fritos and drinking beer, the bartender puts the money right next to his arm. When Snake walks in, the money is about 8 inches from Puggy. When Snake takes the money, it is right next to Puggy again. 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 Get Shorty (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Making Our Dreams Come True
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cyndi Grecco
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Funny, easy-going comedy to enjoy; no slow times!
29 June 2004 | by cowgirl-12See all my reviews

Dave Barry, author of the book, does a really good job of portraying humor about his home town (Miami), teenagers, parents, divorce, marriage, autos, airports, difficulties of working in a strange town. The movie is humorous, fun, and moves along quickly. You can enjoy a nice time with it. All the actors do a great job. I think some of my favorite lines have to do with arrivals & departures at the airport! Behind the humor are the scarey foundations of some of the major scenarios of the movie. (Can't say what those are; gives too much away.) So if you are in need of a comedy to enjoy, but which may leave a residue of some of the problems of today's world, watch "Big Trouble".


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