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Big Trouble

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1985
  • John Cassavetes
  • 89 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Insurance salesman Leonard Hoffman desperately needs money to send his triplet sons to Yale. When he is approached by a beautiful woman with a plan to murder her husband and split the insurance cash, it's an offer he finds hard to refuse.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

An odd switch of tactics for the great improvisational director, John Cassavetes - a blandly contrived take-off of Double Indemnity, with insurance man Alan Arkin conniving with Beverly D'Angelo to take out a lethal kind of insurance policy on her husband (Peter Falk). So far, so conventional. But there are enough off-the-wall surprises to raise it just above the average spoof thriller; one of which is that Arkin needs the money to send his trio of musical children to Yale.

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Credits

Cast

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Steve RickeyPeter Falk
Leonard HoffmanAlan Arkin
Blanche RickeyBeverly D'Angelo
O'MaraCharles Durning
NoozelPaul Dooley
WinslowRobert Stack
Arlene HoffmanValerie Curtin
Dr LopezRichard Libertini
Peter HoffmanSteve Alterman
Michael HoffmanJerry Pavlon
Joshua HoffmanPaul La Greca
Detective MurphyJohn Finnegan

Crew

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DirectorJohn Cassavetes

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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