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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:

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

Gross USA:

$7,262,288
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

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 Snake shoots at Eliot and Anna through the gate window, he shoots only the top window out. When Eliot runs out to catch the plane, he leaves though the bottom window, which is supposed to be intact. 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 Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Workin' Man
Written by Ronnie Dunn
Performed by Brooks & Dunn
Courtesy of Arista Nashville
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Big Surprise... this movie's hilarious!
2 April 2002 | by marktucker7777See all my reviews

Everyone might remember "Big Trouble" as the movie that September 11th tried to bury. But once audiences actually see the film, they will remember it as a fast-paced, quick-witted, entertaining romp with a fantastic ensemble cast that fires on all cylinders. No doubt that Dave Barry's story provided the actors with a plethora of the one-liner ammunition that never seems to run out. Barry Sonnenfeld proves that he has a tremendous talent for timing and his cast, especially Zooey Deschanel, Johnny Knoxville, Andy Richter, and Jason Lee, prove to be more than able puppets in this smart and slick comedy show. This is easily the funniest film to be released so far this year... give it a shot!


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