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Man Trouble (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1992 (USA)
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A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.

Director:

Bob Rafelson

Writer:

Carole Eastman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Harry Bliss
Ellen Barkin ... Joan Spruance
Harry Dean Stanton ... Redmond Layls
Beverly D'Angelo ... Andy Ellerman
Michael McKean ... Eddy Revere
Saul Rubinek ... Laurence Moncrief
Viveka Davis ... June Huff
Veronica Cartwright ... Helen Dextra
David Clennon ... Lewie Duart
John Kapelos ... Detective Melvenos
Lauren Tom ... Adele Bliss
Paul Mazursky ... Lee MacGreevy
Gary Graham ... Butch Gable
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Socorro
Mark J. Goodman Mark J. Goodman ... Talk Show Host
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Storyline

Eugene Earl Axline is a guard dog trainer who gets involved with one of his clients, Joan Spruance. Spruance's sister is a classic airhead, who is spilling all she knows about her gangster boyfriend. Written by John sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

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She put her life in his hands. Unfortunately, his hands have a life of their own. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ela Nunca Se Nega See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,034,475, 19 July 1992

Gross USA:

$4,096,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,096,030
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Jack Nicholson; and one Oscar nominee: Paul Mazursky. See more »

Goofs

A wall wobbles when Harry bumps into it as he grapples with Red's henchman, indicating that it's a set rather than a real hospital room. See more »

Quotes

Harry Bliss: I look upon a woman as a whole.
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Surprised me
27 May 2005 | by walrus29See all my reviews

I found this movie in the $5.50 bin of Wal-Mart and only got it because it had Jack Nicholson in it. I had extremely low expectations, which is probably why I got such a surprise--This movie is hilarious.

It has a very dry line of sarcasm running all the way through it, particularly in the off-the-wall arguments between Nicholson's character and the wife.

Taking everything literally will not help you understand the humor. You have to view every line as some sort of comeback to a previous one, and that's when you see the laughable irony in the film. It really did surprise me; I enjoyed it!

And the acting is stellar. The characters really are portrayed well. They're all very comical characters, full of flaws, which just makes them more realistic in a rather ridiculous plot which honestly could have been thrown out the window.

Personally, I would have loved to just see a film about the marriage counseling, which is only glimpsed at, between Nicholson and his wife. Some of the funniest moments are in that part of the film, but, like I said, it's dry.

Enjoy!


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