Nothing but Trouble


Nothing but Trouble

Critics Consensus

There's nothing good in Nothing But Trouble, a grotesque comedy that is more likely to make audiences ill than make them laugh.



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Actor Dan Aykroyd made his directorial debut with this bizarre comic fantasy. Financier Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) hopes to impress beautiful Diane Lightson (Demi Moore), so he invites her along for a trip to Atlantic City, with a pair of wealthy Brazilians, Fausto (Taylor Negron) and Renalda (Bertila Damas) tagging along for the ride. After running a stop sign in a small town just off the New Jersey turnpike, Chris and his friends are pulled over and arrested by a motorcycle cop named Denis (John Candy). The travellers are brought before J.P. (Aykroyd), the ancient and vindictive Justice of the Peace in the very strange village of Valkevania, where minor traffic offenses are usually punished by torture or death. While Fausto and Renalda are able to escape, Chris and Diane find themselves trapped in a bizarre underground maze in which fellow tourists like themselves must fight for their lives. Keep an eye peeled for the screen debut of Tupac Shakur, who appears as a member of the rap group Digital Underground.


Chevy Chase
as Chris Thorne
Dan Aykroyd
as Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser/Bobo
John Candy
as Sheriff/Eldona
Demi Moore
as Diane Lightson
Valri Bromfield
as Miss Purdah
John Daveikis
as L'il Debbull
Peter Aykroyd
as Mike the Doorman
Karla Tamburrelli
as Dealer #2's Girlfriend
Deborah Lee Johnson
as Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Carla Tamburrelli
as Dealer #2's Girlfriend
Richard Kruk
as Porch Person
Robert K. Weiss
as Porch Person
Ron Ulstad
as Party Goer
Gary Velasco
as State Trooper
Roger Grimsby
as TV Anchor
Tupac Shakur
as Digital Underground (Rap Group)
Daniel Baldwin
as Dealer #1
James Clark
as Train Engineer
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Critic Reviews for Nothing but Trouble

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Audience Reviews for Nothing but Trouble

  • Aug 01, 2019
    What kind of people do you meet who live outside of the big cities? Urban dwellers are generally painted as justifiably suspicious of country folk, seen as within close walking distance of Mongoloid. Ackroyd, Chase, and Moore play with this urban folktale a little with this story of sophisticated types coming up against some of those backwoods hucksters, exaggerated for comic effect. It's been crucified here on Rotten Tomatoes, but I think it stands on its own pretty well against similar 90s comedies.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2014
    New York professionals are imprisoned (for speeding) by a self-appointed judge in his ramshackle house inside his own New Jersey fiefdom. With a grotesque pair of adult babies and a ridiculous rap number, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, and Demi Moore would prefer you forget they were ever in this flop comedy-it's even an embarrassment in the filmography of Tupac Shakur. Still, it's never boring, the junkyard production design is not bad, and if you watch it in the right spirit of mockery it's actually sort of entertaining.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2013
    Written and directed by Dan Aykroyd, Nothing But Trouble is a bizarre dark comedy that's too weird for its own good. The story follows a group of travelers headed for Atlantic City who, after running a stop sign, end up trapped in a county courthouse that dispenses an unusual form of justice. Starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore, and John Candy, the film is loaded with comedic talent; including a wickedly fun cameo by rapper Humpty Hump. But poor storytelling and a ridiculous plot doom the film. In more capable hands, perhaps this type of story could work; but Arkyoyd isn't able to find the right blend of comedy and horror. Nothing But Trouble is a complete and utter train wreck that has nothing going for it.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2012
    What is this piece of crap that I watched???
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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