The Big Town
The Big Town (1987)

The Big Town is Chicago, circa 1957. Matt Dillon stars as a small-town crapshooter who heads to the Windy City to seek his fortune. There he becomes the pawn of two high-rolling professional gamblers, played by Lee Grant and Bruce Dern. He… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 25, 1987
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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A disheartening formulaic story of a crap-shooter trying to stay ahead of the game.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers little in the way of dramatic action and sputters even worse in its character developments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Veronique Kwak
"the big town" appears like a hommage to paul newman's 1961 "the hustler", an archetyped prodigal son tale people always enjoy to hear:… More
Bruce Bruce
Have to give this one 4 Stars, I just can't believe I have never seen it till today. Matt Dillon plays an excellent part, and I will now read the book The… More