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Steal Big, Steal Little

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Andrew Davis
  • 108 mins
  • 12

Summary

Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it. On Robby's side is ruthless businessman Reed Tyler, who is out to turn a swift profit on Mona's property. Walking a shifty line between them is Eddie Agopian, the family lawyer, who doesn't care which side wins as long as he's on the winner's side. But whether they're stealing big or stealing little, they're all stealing in this hilarious comedy about greed, power... and brotherly love.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This misguided comedy about greed and corruption was a total change of pace for thriller specialist Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, A Perfect Murder). Andy Garcia plays the identical twin brothers - Ruben and Robert - battling over the estate left by their adoptive mother. As you would expect, one's a really nice guy and the other is a scheming rat - do siblings like this exist outside of the movies? What sounds like a simple tale is in reality a confusing mess of too many plot strands and supporting characters, not helped by the protracted running time. Garcia does his best as the warring siblings and Alan Arkin gives an accomplished performance as a used car dealer but they can't save Davis's leaden movie.

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Credits

Cast

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Ruben Partida Martinez / Robert MartinAndy Garcia
Lou PerilliAlan Arkin
Laura MartinezRachel Ticotin
Eddie AgopianJoe Pantoliano
Mona Rowland-DowneyHolland Taylor
Bonnie MartinAlly Walker
Judge Winton MyersDavid Ogden Stiers

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Davis

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
1996-12-13
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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