Big Trouble
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Big Trouble
It took nearly two years after its completion for Big Trouble to reach the big screen. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are respectively cast as a shady wheeler-dealer and an uptight family man. Strapped for the cash necessary to send his son to Yale, Arkin reluctantly enters into a murder scheme with Beverly D'Angelo. She is married to Falk, who, though he hasn't got long to live due to a heart ailment, may very well spend every penny D'Angelo has before he expires. Arkin is persuaded to kill Falk before this happens, then split the money with D'Angelo. To Arkin's amazement he… More

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"It's not top-notch Cassavetes, but is still watchable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sprawling comedy has a few laughs in it -- and the specter of recent events hanging over it."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Cassavetes here applies his remarkable talent for social observation in a light-comedy context and creates one of the strangest, and in many ways most frustrating, screen comedies in recent years."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's distressing that his last film, Big Trouble, appears to capitulate to just that sort of formula."
‑ Chris Robe, PopMatters
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