Big Business 1988

Big Business

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Two sets of twins born in the small town of Jupiter Hollow are mixed up by a confused nurse. The parents -- one set poor local farmers, the other wealthy socialites just passing through -- are none the wiser and take the twins home. Now, some 40 years later, the wealthy pair (Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin) are involved in a business deal to buy and close down a factory in Jupiter Hollow. Hearing the news, the other set of twins travels to New York City to try and stop the sale.

Cast & Crew

Bette Midler
Sadie Ratliff, Sadie Shelton
Lily Tomlin
Rose Ratliff, Rose Shelton
Fred Ward
Roone Dimmick
Edward Herrmann
Graham Sherbourne
Michele Placido
Fabio Alberici
Michael Gross
Doctor Jay Marshall
Deborah Rush
Binky Shelton
Nicolas Coster
Hunt Shelton
Dori Pierson
Screenwriter
Marc Rubel
Screenwriter
Bonnie Bruckheimer
Associate Producer
Lee Holdridge
Original Music
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Harry Keramidas
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Critic Reviews for Big Business

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Audience Reviews for Big Business

  • Dec 18, 2012
    One of my mums favourite films so growing up I had no choice but to watch it and it's not half bad, Silly story, Funny in places, Bette and Lily do a good job of playing their good and evil twins, Not a bad film.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2009
    This movie is a real must-see, especially if you are a fan of either Bette Midler or Lily Tomlin. Throughout the story you're either smiling, laughing or having a good old giggle, it's an original storyline (how often do we see that!), with subtle themes of strong, wholesome values - not so much so that its offensive or boring though. If you want to smile and spend a fun evening in, then this is the movie for you - watch out for the mirror scene with Bette Midler, silly but very funny. Two great actresses with style, a sense of fun and a lot of talent, pull this movie off to make it one of my all time, favourite DVD's. Enjoy!
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2008
    Absolutely hilarious farce about a set of twins who are mixed up at birth. One set is raised in wealthy NYC, the other on a poor southern farm. Well-written comedy of errors is consistently quick and witty throughout its brief 97 min running time. Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler work surprisingly well together under Jim "<I>Airplane!</I>" Abrahams' skillful direction.
    Mark H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2008
    Utterly silly but genius fun and I just LOVE it.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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