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Big Business (1988)

PG
97 min | Comedy

Two couples of sisters from New York and from the countryside discover that they are connected in an incredible way.
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Opening weekend
$6,112,577
Gross (US & Canada)
$40,150,487
Gross (World)
$40,150,487
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Release date
Jun 10, 1988 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Bette Midler
Sadie Shelton / Sadie Ratliff Sadie Shelton / Sadie Ratliff   See fewer
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Lily Tomlin
Rose Shelton / Rose Ratliff Rose Shelton / Rose Ratliff   See fewer
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Fred Ward
Roone Dimmick Roone Dimmick   See fewer
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Edward Herrmann
Graham Sherbourne Graham Sherbourne   See fewer
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Michele Placido
Fabio Alberici Fabio Alberici   See fewer
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Barry Primus
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Michael Gross
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Deborah Rush
Binky Shelton Binky Shelton   See fewer
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Nicolas Coster
Hunt Shelton Hunt Shelton   See fewer
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Patricia Gaul
Iona Ratliff Iona Ratliff   See fewer
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J.C. Quinn
Garth Ratliff Garth Ratliff   See fewer
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Norma MacMillan
Nanny Lewis Nanny Lewis   See fewer
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Joe Grifasi
Desk Clerk Desk Clerk   See fewer
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John Vickery
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John Hancock
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Seth Green
Jason Jason   See fewer
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Lucy Webb
Wenona Wenona   See fewer
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Roy Brocksmith
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Lewis Arquette
Mr. Stokes Mr. Stokes   See fewer
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Eddie Cordell
Young Harlan Young Harlan   See fewer
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Ritch Brinkley
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Tony Mockus Jr.
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Carmen Argenziano
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Fred Parnes
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Danny Chambers
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Lois De Banzie
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Al Mancini
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Nicholas Rutherford
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Andi Chapman
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Chick Hearn
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Troy Damien
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Louis Rukeyser
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Michelle Gold
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Traci Lee Gold
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Crystal Field
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Everett Quinton
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Sandy Davis
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Natalie Dolishny
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Nancy Lazarus
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Shirley Mitchell
Stockholder Stockholder   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
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Irving Hellman
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Judy Armstrong
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Brianne Sommers
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Alice Gruenberg
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6.4 / 10 | 10,813 votes