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The Big Easy (1986)

R
102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.
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Director
Writer
Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay by)
Producer
Stephen J. Friedman (as Stephen Friedman)
Composer
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Jeannine Oppewall (as Jeannine Claudia Oppewall)
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Box Office
Opening Wknd
$ 353,259
Gross (USA)
$ 17,685,307
Gross (World)
$ 17,685,307
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Release date
Aug 28, 1987 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Dennis Quaid
Remy McSwain Remy McSwain   See fewer
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Ellen Barkin
Anne Osborne Anne Osborne   See fewer
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Ned Beatty
Jack Kellom Jack Kellom   See fewer
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John Goodman
Det. Andre DeSoto Det. Andre DeSoto   See fewer
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Ebbe Roe Smith
Ed Dodge Ed Dodge   See fewer
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Tom O'Brien
Bobby McSwain Bobby McSwain   See fewer
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Charles Ludlam
Lamar Parmentel Lamar Parmentel   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti   See fewer
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Solomon Burke
Daddy Mention Daddy Mention   See fewer
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Gailard Sartain
Chef Paul Chef Paul   See fewer
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Jim Chimento
Freddie Angelo Freddie Angelo   See fewer
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Edward Saint Pe'
Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe) Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)   See fewer
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Robert Lesser
'Silky' Foster 'Silky' Foster   See fewer
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Cheryl Starbuck
Hostess Hostess   See fewer
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Margie O'Dair
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Arden Lo
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Rickey Pierre
Mugger #2 Mugger #2   See fewer
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Nick Krieger
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Gary Anthony Sturgis
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Byron Nora
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Archie Sampier
Forensic #1 Forensic #1   See fewer
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Jeff Hollis
Sgt. Duvivier Sgt. Duvivier   See fewer
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Joy N. Houck Jr.
Sgt. Guerra Sgt. Guerra   See fewer
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Steve Broussard
Dewey Piersall Dewey Piersall   See fewer
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Eliott Keener
George Joel George Joel   See fewer
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August Krinke
Internal Affairs Cop #1 Internal Affairs Cop #1   See fewer
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John Schluter
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Zephirin Hymel IV
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Jack Harris
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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George Dureau
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Peter Gabb
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Jim Garrison
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Dave Petitjean
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Buddy Quaid
Justin Justin   See fewer
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Dennis Curren
Cousin Terry Cousin Terry   See fewer
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Rico Wheat
Rodney Rodney   See fewer
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Robert Kearney
Desk Sergeant Desk Sergeant   See fewer
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Joe Catalanotto
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Terrance Simien
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6.6 / 10 | 10,543 votes