Big Trouble Poster

Release Date: April 5th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble" tells the story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad.

Cast: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Farina, Jack Kehler, Janeane Garofalo

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Ent., Touchstone Pictures, Sundale Productions Inc., Jacobson Company

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Transformation, Relationships, Escape, Amusing, 2000s, Prison, Pursuit, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady. show more

  • With all its misfires, though, and with a Strangelovian twist that's a dud, Big Trouble remains a reasonably pleasant way to spend an hour and a half and still get change.

  • The folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures would have been wiser, however, just to have forgotten all about this hyperactive farce. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com