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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 February 1991 (USA)
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director:

Dan Aykroyd

Writers:

Peter Aykroyd (story), Dan Aykroyd (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Chris Thorne
Dan Aykroyd ... Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
John Candy ... Dennis / Eldona
Demi Moore ... Diane Lightson
Valri Bromfield ... Miss Purdah
Taylor Negron ... Fausto Squiriniszu
Bertila Damas ... Renalda Squiriniszu
Raymond J. Barry ... Mark
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Brian
John Wesley ... Sam
Peter Aykroyd ... Mike the Doorman
Daniel Baldwin ... Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson Deborah Lee Johnson ... Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ... Dealer #2's Girlfriend
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Storyline

A financier [Chevy Chase] meets a spurned lover [Demi Moore] and agrees to take her to a business meeting. On the way there, they run a stop sign in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. They are arrested and taken to the local court. But all is not as it seems: the courthouse and the "prison" are a maze of zany booby- traps and deadly contraptions. The antics of the captured couple as they try to escape from the mad judge and his bizarre family make up the rest of this unusual film. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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old man | redneck | judge | escape | chase | See All (59) »

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All they wanted was a little getaway. All they got was nothing but trouble.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Git See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,966,240, 18 February 1991

Gross USA:

$8,479,793
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was set to be released under the title Valkenvania, scheduled to release In November of 1990, then pushed back to December. The December 1990 issue of Starlog promoted the film under this title. After poor test screenings found, among other things, that no one understood the title, the film was delayed to February 1991 under its final title. See more »

Goofs

When Chevy Chase gets the cop on his tail, the cop pushes a switch to close a road block in front of him. Chevy Chase turns right, onto a dirt road, oversteers, and turning the front tires to the left. In the next shot inside the car, Chevy Chase turns the steering wheel to the right. In the next shot from the outside, the front wheels are turned to the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fausto: [as they leave a car and go into a building to a party] 20 minutes, hello, good-bye.
Renalda: Ok.
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Connections

Spoofs The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Girls Don't Cry
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Courtesy of Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli d/b/a The Four Seasons Partnership
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If you don't stop, trouble comes a knocking...
22 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was great and enjoyable back in 1991 and still is so even today. There is just that something unique about the chemistry between comedians Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Chevy Chase.

The story is about four upscale people whom are caught for traffic violations in Valkenvania and are brought for immediate sentencing before the eccentric judge Alvin Valkenheiser. And soon the day turns into a real nightmare.

While "Nothing But Trouble" is not the type of comedy that will split you open from excessive laughing, then there is just something Classic about the entire movie; be it the mood and absurdity of the story, the hilarious and outrageous characters, or the fact that Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Chevy Chase were just a great combination, I do not know. But I do know that this movie is entertaining.

The movie does bear itself as watchable more than once. And if you are a fan of Dan Aykroyd, John Candy or Chevy Chase, then "Nothing But Trouble" is a must watch.


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