Big Trouble (1986)

Big Trouble (1986)
Big Trouble (1986)
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 1986
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Get set for Big Trouble - and double indemnity - when Oscar® nominees Peter Falk and Alan Arkin star as a wacky pair of insurance swindlers. Golden Globe® nominee Beverly D' Angelo aids and abets the inspired lunacy in Academy Award® nominated director John Cassavetes' riotous farce. The trouble and the laughs start when insurance man Leonard Hoffman (Arkin) decides to send his three sons to Yale. To raise the cash, Leonard gets drawn into a bizarre scheme by Steve Rickey (Falk) and his screwball wife, Blanche (D'Angelo). But their plot to collect on an "accidental" death policy gets sidetracked by a series of hilariously unforeseen twists. Can these unlikely allies pull off the sting before they get stung?
© 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

It's not top-notch Cassavetes, but is still watchable.

June 22, 2017
Film Freak Central
Travis Hoover

From the depths of the files marked 'for completists only' comes John Cassavetes' Big Trouble, a f...

June 21, 2017
TV Guide

Cassavetes here applies his remarkable talent for social observation in a light-comedy context and...

June 21, 2017
Chris Robe

It's distressing that his last film, Big Trouble, appears to capitulate to just that sort of formu...

June 21, 2017
James Rocchi

Sprawling comedy has a few laughs in it -- and the specter of recent events hanging over it.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 30, 1986
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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