Man Trouble


Man Trouble

Critics Consensus

Man Trouble has brilliant stars and the germ of an interesting idea in its favor, which makes the scattered, unfunny results even more of a disappointment.



Total Count: 30


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,452
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Movie Info

In a rare comedy role, Jack Nicholson plays the owner of an attack-dog service who is hired by an opera singer (Ellen Barkin) to protect her, first, from break-ins but also from a billionaire obsessed with preventing the singer's sister from publishing a tell-all book about him.


Jack Nicholson
as Harry Bliss
Ellen Barkin
as Joan Spruance
Saul Rubinek
as Laurence
David Clennon
as Lewie Duart
John Kapelos
as Detective Melvenos
Lauren Tom
as Adele Bliss
Paul Mazursky
as Lee MacGreevy
Gary Graham
as Butch Gable
Mark Goodman
as Talk Show Host
Robin Greer
as Actress
Mark Jay Goodman
as Talk Show Host
Sandy Ignon
as Director
Ed Kerrigan
as Kenneth Dowler
Daniel J. Goojvin
as Vincent Gallardo
Thomas Griep
as Pianist
June Christopher
as Heidi Robles
Matt Ingersoll
as Fingerprinter
Rebecca Broussard
as Hospital Administrator
Anthony Frederick
as 1st Smoking Guy
Max Delgado
as 2nd Smoking Guy
Jeff Record
as Male Nurse
Gordon Reinhart
as Therapist
David St. James
as Admissions Clerk
Susan Bugg
as Woman in Chorus
Ken Thorley
as Dr. Monroe Park
Gerrielani Miyazaki
as Japanese Hostess
Jennifer Yang
as Japanese Waitress
Suzanne Lodge
as On-Camera Reporter
Suzanne Q. Burdeau
as News Reporter
Ginger LaBrie
as News Reporter
as Duke
Charles Tamburro
as Helicopter Pilot
Michael Tamburro
as Helicopter Co-Pilot
Jacqueline M. Allen
as Chorus Member
Stephen W. Anderson
as Chorus Member
Samela A. Beasom
as Chorus Member
Bernice Brightbill
as Chorus Member
Martha L. Cowen
as Chorus Member
Michelle A. Fournier
as Chorus Member
Linda Harmon
as Chorus Member
Ron Hicklin
as Chorus Member
Marie T. Hodgson
as Chorus Member
Laurel L. James
as Chorus Member
Darlene Koldenhoven
as Chorus Member
Cathy A. Larsen
as Chorus Member
Marti C. Pia
as Chorus Member
Gloria Grace Prosper
as Chorus Member
Ellen Rabineer
as Chorus Member
Mary Heller Rawcliffe
as Chorus Member
Sally Stevens
as Chorus Member
Diane O. Thomas
as Chorus Member
Maurita L. Thornburgh
as Chorus Member
Kerry E. Walsh
as Chorus Member
Kari Windingstad
as Chorus Member
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Critic Reviews for Man Trouble

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (28)

  • A stunning disappointment considering the talent involved.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A jaw-dropping Hollywood disaster of Hudson Hawk proportions.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • There was reportedly a great deal of argument and dissent during the making of the film, and it is reflected in its erratic tone and slovenly, indecisive and increasingly incoherent narrative.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a lazy-looking movie, amiable and smart, but so fuzzy, in its imagery and structure, that it suggests the sun is getting to everybody, that they all need a dip in the pool.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Rafelson, an accomplished screenwriter, seems unable, or unwilling, to give any shape to this mess.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • This is actually a pretty clever idea, and it's certainly ambitious -- too ambitious.

    Jul 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man Trouble

  • Jul 17, 2008
    How could a pairing of Nicolson and Barkin go wrong? I don't think you want to know.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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