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      Big Business

      1988, Comedy, 1h 37m

      22 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Two sets of twins born in the small town of Jupiter Hollow are mixed up by a confused nurse. The parents -- one set poor local farmers, the other wealthy socialites just passing through -- are none the wiser and take the twins home. Now, some 40 years later, the wealthy pair (Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin) are involved in a business deal to buy and close down a factory in Jupiter Hollow. Hearing the news, the other set of twins travels to New York City to try and stop the sale.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Jim Abrahams

      • Producer: Michael Peyser, Steve Tisch

      • Writer: Dori Pierson, Marc Rubel

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $39.6M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

      • Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Bette Midler
      Lily Tomlin
      Fred Ward
      Edward Herrmann
      Michele Placido
      Michael Gross
      Deborah Rush
      Nicolas Coster
      Patricia Gaul
      J.C. Quinn
      Joe Grifasi
      John Vickery
      John Hancock
      Dori Pierson
      Marc Rubel
      Bonnie Bruckheimer
      Lee Holdridge
      Dean Cundey
      Harry Keramidas
      William Sandell
      Richard C. Goddard
      Michael Kaplan

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      • Dec 18, 2012

        One of my mums favourite films so growing up I had no choice but to watch it and it's not half bad, Silly story, Funny in places, Bette and Lily do a good job of playing their good and evil twins, Not a bad film.

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      • Nov 06, 2009

        This movie is a real must-see, especially if you are a fan of either Bette Midler or Lily Tomlin. Throughout the story you're either smiling, laughing or having a good old giggle, it's an original storyline (how often do we see that!), with subtle themes of strong, wholesome values - not so much so that its offensive or boring though. If you want to smile and spend a fun evening in, then this is the movie for you - watch out for the mirror scene with Bette Midler, silly but very funny. Two great actresses with style, a sense of fun and a lot of talent, pull this movie off to make it one of my all time, favourite DVD's. Enjoy!

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      • Oct 12, 2008

        Absolutely hilarious farce about a set of twins who are mixed up at birth. One set is raised in wealthy NYC, the other on a poor southern farm. Well-written comedy of errors is consistently quick and witty throughout its brief 97 min running time. Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler work surprisingly well together under Jim "<I>Airplane!</I>" Abrahams' skillful direction.

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      • Apr 14, 2008

        Utterly silly but genius fun and I just LOVE it.

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