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The Big Easy

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1986
  • Jim McBride
  • 96 mins
  • 18

Summary

Crime thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin. In New Orleans, the steamy city of hot music and spicy food, the odd bribe is all in a day's work for unconventional cop Remy McSwain. But his job becomes complicated when a gang war threatens to blow the city apart and his methods are questioned by Anne Osborne from the DA's office.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Remy McSwainDennis Quaid
Anne OsborneEllen Barkin
Jack KellomNed Beatty
Detective DodgeEbbe Roe Smith
Detective DeSotoJohn Goodman
Detective McCabeLisa Jane Persky
LamarCharles Ludlam
BobbyThomas O'Brien
Judge GarrisonHonorable James Garrison
Judge RaskovCarole Sutton

Crew

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DirectorJim McBride

Details

Theatrical distributor
Recorded Releasing
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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