- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 8, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary
- Making Of: THE MAKING OF BIG TROUBLE
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 04/12/2002
"...Fast-paced and zany....Sonnenfeld strikes just the right tone here....The script is consistently humorous..."
Box Office - 06/01/2002
"...There are satisfying satiric threads that the game cast pulls off with winning style. Farina is especially good..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...Tim Allen, Stanley Tucci and Tom Sizemore head a strong cast..."
In Barry Sonnenfeld's BIG TROUBLE, based on the novel by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, Tim Allen stars as Eliot Arnold, a former Miami Herald columnist whose wife has left him, drives a Geo, and has an awkward relationship with his teenage son, Matt (Ben Foster). When Eliot meets Anna Herk (a blonde Rene Russo), the wife of crazy moneyman Arthur (Stanley Tucci) and mother of Jenny (Zooey Deschanel), whom Matt is trying to supersoak, they are immediately attracted to each other. Meanwhile, Puggy (Jason Lee), a Fritos fetishist who lives in a tree, falls for the Herks' maid, Nina (Sofia Vergara), as two hit men from Newark (Dennis Farina and Jack Kehler) out to whack a sometimes wigged-out Arthur also attempt to stay away from the cops (an extremely efficient officer played by Janeane Garofalo and a doofus beefcake played by Patrick Warburton). Throw in a psycho security guard (Andy Richter), two top-secret FBI agents (Heavy D and Omar Epps), two lowlife cons (Tom Sizemore and Johnny Knoxville), some Russian mobsters, and a big silver box that probably does not have a household appliance in it and you have one wacky screwball comedy that is as funny as it is wildly complicated.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The laughs come fast and furious as Tim Allen (JOE SOMEBODY, GALAXY QUEST) and Rene Russo (SHOWTIME, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR) star in a film from Barry Sonnenfeld, director of GET SHORTY and MEN IN BLACK. Based on humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, BIG TROUBLE follows the comedic chaos created when a mysterious suitcase that threatens the security of Miami changes the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, 2 hit men, a pair of street thugs, 2 love-struck teens, 2 FBI men, and a psychedelic toad. There is something for everyone no matter who is looking for BIG TROUBLE -- and in the end, all-star comedy conquers all.
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- Theatrical release: April 5, 2002
- Original Production Year: 2001.