The Big Easy

The Big Easy

Jim McBride (1986)

18 Certificate


Our Score
After watching this sizzling crime thriller, you will be at a loss to explain why director Jim McBride failed to go on and take Hollywood by storm. At least the careers of Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin were boosted. Sparks fly from the moment unconventional cop Quaid and assistant district attorney Barkin come together to investigate a New Orleans Mob killing, but their conflicting moral codes threaten to take the heat out of their steamy affair. Ned Beatty and John Goodman provide gritty support, while McBride brings the unique quality of the city to throbbing life.


A New Orleans homicide detective begins a sexually charged affair with a zealous female district attorney appointed to investigate allegations of corruption in his department - but their relationship is jeopardised when his bribe-taking comes to light and she faces the responsibility of prosecuting him. Romantic crime thriller, starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman and Ebbe Roe.

Cast & Crew

Remy McSwain Dennis Quaid
Anne Osborne Ellen Barkin
Jack Kellom Ned Beatty
Detective Dodge Ebbe Roe Smith
Detective DeSoto John Goodman
Detective McCabe Lisa Jane Persky
Lamar Charles Ludlam
Bobby Thomas O'Brien
Judge Garrison Honorable James Garrison
Judge Raskov Carole Sutton
Director Jim McBride
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Recorded ReleasingGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video and DVD