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Big Trouble (1986)

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Release Date: May 30, 1986 Wide

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It took nearly two years after its completion for Big Trouble to reach the big screen. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are respectively cast as a shady wheeler-dealer and an uptight family man. Strapped for the cash necessary to send his son to Yale, Arkin reluctantly enters into a murder scheme with Beverly D'Angelo. She is married to Falk, who, though he hasn't got long to live due to a heart ailment, may very well spend every penny D'Angelo has before he expires. Arkin is persuaded to kill Falk

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Andrew Bergman

Jul 22, 2003

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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It's not top-notch Cassavetes, but is still watchable.

April 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Cassavetes here applies his remarkable talent for social observation in a light-comedy context and creates one of the strangest, and in many ways most frustrating, screen comedies in recent years.

August 30, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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It's distressing that his last film, Big Trouble, appears to capitulate to just that sort of formula.

August 30, 2006 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Sprawling comedy has a few laughs in it -- and the specter of recent events hanging over it.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix | Comment (1)
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I really like "non-studio Cassavetes" much better.
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