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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>

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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:

Belea mare în Miami 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,262,288, 16 June 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Warburton who plays Officer Walter Kramitz, also voices Joe Swanson who's also a Police Officer on Family Guy. See more »

Goofs

The "coffee" that spills in Eliot's office is obviously water. See more »

Quotes

Officer Walter Kramitz: Are you going to help me, or are you just gonna be a big, fat, stupid asshole?
Jack Pendick: Strip search.
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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 Rambo III (1988) See more »

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A Sorely Underrated Comedy
24 October 2002 | by maxmooneySee all my reviews

Its been a while since a movie has made me laugh out loud... at home... on DVD without the help of a theater audience to provide a helpful laugh track... but this Dave Barry adaptation did it. The wildly slapstick script keeps its wildly varied cast hopping... and hopping admirably! Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Zooey Deschanel, Ben Foster, Stanley Tucci, Janeane Garafalo, Dennis Farina... heck, the entire ensemble is so good that I would gladly sign on for a sequel... hey Mr. Sonnenfeld, welcome back to funny!


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