Big Trouble

Big Trouble

4.7 9
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld, Tim Allen, Zooey Deschanel, Omar Epps

Cast: Barry Sonnenfeld, Tim Allen, Zooey Deschanel, Omar Epps

     
 
Barry Sonnenfeld's funny, smart and short Big Trouble never found an audience in the theaters, but it might have a longer life on home video. The DVD is a nice little package. Image quality, with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, is very strong. The picture is this discs high point, with vivid colors and solid darks. Also consistent is skin tones and other natural

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Barry Sonnenfeld's funny, smart and short Big Trouble never found an audience in the theaters, but it might have a longer life on home video. The DVD is a nice little package. Image quality, with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, is very strong. The picture is this discs high point, with vivid colors and solid darks. Also consistent is skin tones and other natural colors. There is no sign of breakdown or pixilation. The sound, a 5.1 Dolby Digital track is nothing spectacular but certainly sufficient for this kind of film. Though the audio seems to be recorded a touch low, it still is distinct with clear dialogue. Extra provided here are rather slim. Along with a 7:30 minute version of the film (an odd inclusion, to say the least) and a couple of previews from other Touchstone films, is a commentary track from Sonnenfeld. He is generally informative on this scene-specific track, leaving no significant gaps. He makes it clear on what scenes he likes, and he likes a lot of them. This film deserves a second chance, and the DVD is a perfect vehicle for a new audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
UPC:
0786936165418
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Barry Sonnenfeld; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Spanish and French subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Eliot Arnold
Zooey Deschanel Jenny Herk
Omar Epps Alan Seitz
Dennis Farina Henry
Ben Foster Matt Arnold
Janeane Garofalo Monica Romero
Jason Lee Puggy
Andy Richter Actor
Rene Russo Anna Herk
Stanley Tucci Arthur Herk
Heavy D Pat Greer
Jack Kehler Leonard
Johnny Knoxville Eddie Leadbetter
D.J. Qualls Andrew
Tom Sizemore Snake Dupree
Sofía Vergara Nina
Patrick Warburton Walter Kramitz

Technical Credits
Barry Sonnenfeld Director,Producer
Dave Barry Source Author
Greg Gardiner Cinematographer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Tom Jacobson Producer
Barry Josephson Producer
Graham Place Co-producer
Robert Ramsey Screenwriter
Matthew Stone Screenwriter
Garreth Stover Production Designer
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Wedaa Executive Producer
Steve Weisberg Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/Elliott Arnold Advertising [4:55]
2. Just Arrived in Miami [5:04]
3. A Better Neighborhood [6:00]
4. Squirt Gun [9:20]
5. Light and Sweet [4:58]
6. Good Manners [3:42]
7. Stickup [9:57]
8. Some Really Bad People [11:42]
9. Arrivals Or Departures? [7:27]
10. Fly By Air Flight #2038 [6:16]
11. "Get the Suitcase Off the Plane!" [5:16]
12. A New Beginning/End Credits [10:17]

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Big Trouble 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any movie that has this crazy, zany, scarey, funny, strange, loud and witty genius in it, is sure to be a hit.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hilarious. Every performance was spot on, perfectly timed. Very fast paced, with non-stop laughs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie: espionage, divorce, coupling, homeless, gangsters and the CIA, without contempt for its subject. What more could you hope for when Tim Allen and company headline a film. Very underrated by "critics" but popular with people who love movies. MORE LIKE THIS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like laughing out loud at movies, you have to see this one. Big Trouble is a hilarious story acted out perfectly so that it's just one yuk after another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BIG TROUBLE had a problem facing it when it had to be pressed back due to September 11. Maybe that is why the critics gave it such a terrible backlash. Truly, though, this is a very funny movie. Based off the novel by Dave Barry, which is by far the funniest book that I have ever read, the movie stays close to the story. Sonnenfeld has a light sense of direction and the actors have fun doing what they do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen this movie in theatres. It was non-stop laughter. Definitely worth the rip off 8 dollars movies actually make you pay to get in nowadays.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Big Trouble is the funniest movie of the year. The cast was just great. You'll enjoy Jason Lee (Chasing Amy, Vanilla Sky) and Dennis Farina (Snatch, Get Shorty). Farina is hilarious as he plays yet another bad guy gone terribly funny. Tim Allen is great, along with Patrick Warburton and Jackass superstar, Johnny Knoxville. If you loved him in Jackass you'll love him as a stupid criminal in this big hit motion picture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for good laughs, this is there. The entire cast couldn't be better. This movie got next to nothing in advertising, and a bad release date, but is probably one of the best comedys released in recent memory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have pre-ordered this DVD not even having seen it, because if it's anything close to the book it will be EXCELLENT!