Cover image for Big trouble
Title:
Big trouble
Author:
Sonnenfeld, Barry.
Uniform Title:
Big trouble (Motion picture : 2002)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Two hitmen show up in Miami to whack crooked businessman. At the same time Matt, a high school kid, comes to the same house to "kill" another student as part of a game. When the plans collide, mayhem ensues, and Matt's struggling ex-columnist dad, a bored wife, and two confused police officers are called to the scene. Then two dimwitted criminals choose to hold up a dive bar where a nuclear arms deal is going on. Soon the whole motley crew are caught up in a hostage scenario in which the weapon accidentally gets brought aboard a hijacked plane.
General Note:
Widescreen version (1.85:1)

Based on the novel by Dave Barry.

Special features: "making of Big Trouble"; audio commentary.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780788838910
UPC:
786936165418
Format :
DVD

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Barry Sonnenfeld directs this kissing cousin of his own 1995 hit Get Shorty, a comic caper adapted by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone from the novel by newspaper humorist Dave Barry. When two New Jersey hitmen (Dennis Farina and Jack Kehler) show up in Miami to whack crooked businessman Arthur Herk (Stanley Tucci), they happen to creep into his backyard at the same time as Matt (Ben Foster), a high school kid with his own assassination plans. Only, Matt plans to use nothing heavier than a squirt gun on Jenny (Zooey Deschanel), Arthur's daughter, as part of a school-wide game of "killer." When the plans collide, mayhem ensues, and Matt's struggling ex-columnist dad (Tim Allen, loosely modeled on Barry), Arthur's bored wife (Rene Russo), and two confused police officers (Janeane Garofalo and Patrick Warburton) are also called to the scene. Shift to the next day and there's more craziness to follow. Two dimwitted petty criminals (Tom Sizemore and Johnny Knoxville) choose the exact moment Arthur is transacting a nuclear arms deal to hold up the dive bar where they're regulars, which is actually a front for the Russian mob. Soon the whole motley cast -- including an agreeable drifter (Jason Lee), a buxom maid (Sofia Vergara), and a pair of ruthless FBI agents (Heavy D and Omar Epps) -- are caught up in a hostage scenario in which the weapon accidentally gets brought aboard a hijacked plan. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi