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      The Big Kahuna

      R Released Apr 28, 2000 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy Drama List
      73% 79 Reviews Tomatometer 72% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Three salesmen for a foundering industrial lubricant manufacturer hang out in their company's hospitality suite at a major convention, waiting for the arrival of a prospective customer they've privately dubbed "The Big Kahuna," whose potential sales would turn the struggling company around. Phil (Danny DeVito) plays peacemaker between the cynical, argumentative huckster, Larry (Kevin Spacey), and Bob (Peter Facinelli), the company's newest hire, whose religious sanctimony irritates Larry. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 17 Buy Now

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      Wonderful adaptation of the stage play.

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      Audience Member Great movie with an amazing performance from Kevin spacey - I miss him . Movie had strong glengary glenross vibes 4.5/5 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/14/21 Full Review Audience Member A great film with a noticeably above average performance from Kevin Spacey. Hopefully he’ll get back to his acting days soon because no matter what you think of him personally, he will always be one of the best actors of this century Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/05/20 Full Review Audience Member Slow paced and thoughtful, it has the marks of a stage play turned into a movie, which it is. The three main characters are drawn well and everyone else is landscape. A decent movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Reminded me a ton of Glengarry Glen Ross. I lost power before I could finish this (so this review isn't totally fair), but the premise was too full of holes, the story was too slow, the dialogue too irritating. When I do finish it I hope the ending proves me wrong. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Un film che avevo sentito nominare molto spesso ma che non è nulla di eccezionale. La trama parte grigia, come la convention che i protagonisti stanno per realizzare. Dietro ad una vendita di lubrificanti industriali in realtà si celano tre persone molto diverse per attitudine, visione della vita e moralità che si andranno ad intrecciare e a scontrare. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review rory s Well acted. Great script. Spacey is superb. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Will Self London Evening Standard It doesn't matter how much he pirouettes, paces, prowls and postures, there's something just a tad too effete about Spacey's performance to make Larry as dangerous a presence as he needs to be. Dec 26, 2017 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Neil Smith BBC.com Rated: 3/5 Aug 17, 2004 Full Review David Thorpe Out Magazine [Facinelli's] perfect performance boldly proves that a handsome young man is a symbol of real hope, even to straight guys. May 27, 2022 Full Review Joe Leydon The Moving Picture Show Sometimes profanely funny, sometimes intensely dramatic, The Big Kahuna is a richly amusing and provocatively insightful film that builds to a profoundly powerful cumulative impact. Aug 6, 2014 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Three salesmen for a foundering industrial lubricant manufacturer hang out in their company's hospitality suite at a major convention, waiting for the arrival of a prospective customer they've privately dubbed "The Big Kahuna," whose potential sales would turn the struggling company around. Phil (Danny DeVito) plays peacemaker between the cynical, argumentative huckster, Larry (Kevin Spacey), and Bob (Peter Facinelli), the company's newest hire, whose religious sanctimony irritates Larry.
      Director
      John Swanbeck
      Executive Producer
      Gerard Guez
      Screenwriter
      Roger Rueff, Roger Rueff
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Franchise Pictures, Trigger Street Productions
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 28, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.2M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, DTS, SDDS, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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