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Big Easy, the


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Product Details

  • Actors: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky
  • Directors: Jim McBride
  • Writers: Daniel Petrie Jr.
  • Producers: Jack Baran, Mort Engelberg, Stephen J. Friedman, Tony Tagliere
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Trimark (Behaviour )
  • VHS Release Date: March 16 1999
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305262241
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,197 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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By sansy on Oct. 17 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Le vidéo était de qualité ! Comme toujours la livraison s'est faite dans les délais prévus. C'est le seul endroit où j'ai pu trouver le film The Big Easy car il est très vieux.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By littlecaspian on Feb. 4 2004
Format: DVD
I used to have this on VHS and adored it- it's a terrific film, with an unbeatable combination of twisty plot, stars that have incredible chemistry, and spicy music.... and yet when I watch it on DVD I find five minutes of the ending has just disappeared into the great old void at the editing room.
Does anyone know why this part has been cut? It doesn't seem to make much sense, as without it, the conclusion of the film is very abrupt and disjointed... it's amazing the difference that one tiny little scene makes!
Don't give up your VHS copy just yet- not until those editors find that damn five minutes and put 'em back in where they belong!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By guenther on Feb. 3 2004
Format: DVD
The movie is great - However if you've seen it in cinema you will note that a part is missing on the DVD.
This missing part, about 5 minutes, rounds off the movie very nicely and it is a pity that it was cut away - without any need.
So be aware !
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Format: DVD
A friend of mine has chased me around with this DVD for weeks, telling me it is a must see. She was right! The only problem is, it's her copy and now I'm going to HAVE to buy my own. I live about an hour away from New Orleans and let me tell you, they have the Cajun flavor down pat. I just wish Dennis Quaid were there all the time. This movie is sexy, steamy and very entertaining. It's amazing that it is from 1987 and yet is not outdated at all. If you haven't seen it yet, then buy it now!
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By M. Katayama on Feb. 16 2004
Format: DVD
I was very disappointed with this film. I had watched it immediately after coming back from a wonderful trip to New Orleans and was desiring something that would remind me of New Orleans. The acting in this movie was mediocre. What really made this movie not very enjoyable was the fact that the storyline was very hard to follow. Most murder mysteries are supposed to have their share of twists and turns, however this movie went way beyond that to the point of complete confusion. I gave this movie a 2 star rating because at least the New Orleans backdrop and the Cajun Zydeco music was nice.
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Format: DVD
Oh boy, what a pairing: Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, a sexy pair if ever there was one, and they find themselves adversaries, on opposite sides of a scandal within the police department. Quaid's lopsided, charming grin wobbles a little as Barkin closes in on her investigation of cops on the take - including our illustrious hero.
Put New Orleans in the background, add a little of the voodoo myth, sprinkle wisely with Cajun music - who could ask for more?
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By NHgboy on Nov. 4 2003
Format: DVD
An o.k. movie that suffers a bit from being a bit too "1980's". Plot gets a bit muddled.
Rental only.
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By A Customer on Jan. 15 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Dennis Quaid plays a not-so-straight cop, and Ellen Barkin an assistant district attorney suspicious of him being involved in police corruption. Forget about the murder-mystery. The core appeal is the sexy interplay between Quaid and Barkin, who are perfect in their respective roles. The Southern setting adds color and sound to the romance. The character development is implicit and natural, and entertaining. This should have been Dennis Quaid's breakthrough movie. As leading man, he was on par with Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks. What happened to him in the 90's?
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