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      Big Trouble

      R Released May 30, 1986 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy List
      14% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 25% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Leonard Hoffman (Alan Arkin) is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier. Blanche Rickey (Beverly D'Angelo) is also worried about money; her husband is a millionaire with a weak heart (Peter Falk), and she worries that he'll blow through all his cash before he finally dies. When Blanche meets Leonard, she devises a murderous plan that she claims will fix both their problems. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 03 Buy Now

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      Alec B What if the plot of "Double Indemnity" was executed by complete idiots? Its not as awful as its reputation (the movie is too weird to hate) but it feels like they should either have let Cassavetes go all the way or hired a different director. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Audience Member Although actors are great, narration is not coherent enought to maintain humour. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member "Big Trouble" is unbelievable, unfunny and filled with unlikeable characters. Cassavetess should have made a better comedy. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I really like "non-studio Cassavetes" much better. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A funny well-put film by Cassavetes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Really funny movie with Arkin and Falk at the top of their comedic game. You know what isn't funny, though? This is the last new Cassavetes film I'll ever see. Now excuse me while I go cut myself. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A big mess. Rated: 2/4 Feb 17, 2023 Full Review Richard Freedman Newhouse News Service What starts out as a merry enough romp soon runs out of steam and becomes painfully labored. Nov 15, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's not top-notch Cassavetes, but is still watchable. Rated: B- Apr 15, 2013 Full Review Travis Hoover Film Freak Central From the depths of the files marked 'for completists only' comes John Cassavetes' Big Trouble, a film that defies all but the most determined attempts to fit it into the master's canon. Rated: 2/4 Aug 30, 2006 Full Review TV Guide Cassavetes here applies his remarkable talent for social observation in a light-comedy context and creates one of the strangest, and in many ways most frustrating, screen comedies in recent years. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 30, 2006 Full Review Chris Robe PopMatters It's distressing that his last film, Big Trouble, appears to capitulate to just that sort of formula. Aug 30, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Leonard Hoffman (Alan Arkin) is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier. Blanche Rickey (Beverly D'Angelo) is also worried about money; her husband is a millionaire with a weak heart (Peter Falk), and she worries that he'll blow through all his cash before he finally dies. When Blanche meets Leonard, she devises a murderous plan that she claims will fix both their problems.
      Director
      John Cassavetes
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi III Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 30, 1986, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
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