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A film that captures the steamy, colorful essence of New Orleans, this crime thriller tells the romantic story of a classy detective whose investigation of a gangland murder lands him in trouble with the city's new District Attorney, a woman with a rigid penchant for following the letter of the law. Despite their differences, the two manage to work together and eventually fall in love. Unfortunately all of this leads them to have to fight for their lives when their investigation into the case and the corruption ...
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A film that captures the steamy, colorful essence of New Orleans, this crime thriller tells the romantic story of a classy detective whose investigation of a gangland murder lands him in trouble with the city's new District Attorney, a woman with a rigid penchant for following the letter of the law. Despite their differences, the two manage to work together and eventually fall in love. Unfortunately all of this leads them to have to fight for their lives when their investigation into the case and the corruption surrounding it gets them bumped up to the top of a hit man's list.
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With enough local flavor to have been sponsored by the New Orleans' tourist board, a sharp script by Beverly Hills Cop scribe Daniel Petrie Jr., and terrific leads in Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, The Big Easy represented the best the '80s had to offer in terms of action thrillers. Quaid and Barkin have fantastic chemistry both as antagonists and as romantic partners and the considerably different performances given by each are the fuel that drives the film. Skirting, but never crossing into Cajun caricature, Quaid has never been better, emphasizing his good-natured cop's gleeful corruption but humanizing him enough so that his late-film moral crisis never seems out of line. It's a sharp, but perfect, contrast to Barkin's smoldering introvert. Their film-length coitus interruptus has all the tension that the otherwise familiar drugs-and-guns plot lacks. The colorful setting and memorable supporting characters further help offset this, particularly Ned Beatty as Quaid's mentor. Jim McBride directs with a breezy charm that keeps his film entertaining up to its inevitable, and thankfully brief, shoot-out finale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/1999
  • UPC: 031398693734
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Vidmark / Trimark
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Remy McSwain
Ellen Barkin Anne Osborne
Ned Beatty Jack Kellom
John Goodman Andre DeSoto
Ebbe Roe Smith Detective Ed Dodge
Lisa Jane Persky Detective McCabe
Charles Ludlam Lamar Parmentel
Tom O'Brien Bobby McSwain
Tom O'Brien Bobby McSwain
Marc Lawrence Cannon Di Moti
Solomon Burke Daddy Mention
Jim Garrison Himself
Cary Alden Uniform Cop
Dewey Balfa Uncle Lafayette
Steve Broussard Dewey Piersall
Jim Chimento Freddy Angelo
Dennis Curren Cousin Terry
David Dahlgren Uniform Cop
George Dureau Maitre d'
Patric Frederick Lawyer
Peter Gabb Magnet Salesman
Nik Hagler Hugh Dowling
Jack David Harris Waiter
Jeff Hollis Sgt. Duvivier
Joy N. Houck Jr. Sgt. Guerra
Zepherin Hymel I.A. Cop
Arden M. Jones Mugger
Robert Kearney Desk Sergeant
Eliott Keener George Joel
August Krinke Internal Affairs Cop #1
Robert Lesser "Silky" Foster
Byron Nora Car Vandal
Margie O'Dair Mugged Woman
David Petitjean Uncle Sal
Rickey Pierre 2nd Mugger
Buddy Quaid Justin
Buddy Quaid Justin
Archie Sampier Forensic #1
Gailard Sartain Chef Paul
John Schluter Internal Affairs Cop #2
Edward St. Pe Patrolman
Cheryl Starbuck Hostess
Gary Sturgis Car Vandal
Carol Sutton Judge Raskov
Irma Thomas Marcelline
Lane Trippe Lawyer
Ricco Wheat Rodney
Grace Zabriskie Mama, Remy's Mother
Technical Credits
Jim McBride Director, Screenwriter
Jack Baran Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Mort Engelberg Executive Producer
Richard Diamond Farnsworth Stunts
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Lisa Fischer Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Friedman Producer
Mia Goldman Editor
Gordon Greisman Screenwriter
Steve Kelso Stunts
Greg Landerer Special Effects
Walt LaRue Stunts
Michael Levine Camera Operator
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer
Daniel Petrie Jr. Screenwriter
Julie Purcell Makeup
William Purcell Special Effects
David Rubin Casting
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Mary Kay Stolz Costumes/Costume Designer
Tracy Tynan Costumes/Costume Designer
Buddy Van Horn Stunts
Greg Walker Stunts
Rock Walker Stunts
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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    This is one of my favorite movies of all time.  It can be very d

    This is one of my favorite movies of all time.  It can be very dark,but Dennis Quaid is exceptional in it.  

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