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Big Easy, the

Dennis Quaid , Ellen Barkin , Jim McBride    R (Restricted)   VHS Tape
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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An atmospheric and sexy crime caper, this stars Dennis Quaid as a New Orleans police detective. He's a smooth talker who butts heads with the new assistant district attorney, Ellen Barkin. She's rigid and plays by the rules; he is mildly corrupt. They soon find themselves romantically entwined, and a bit chagrined.

Director Jim McBride (Great Balls of Fire) was in top form with this 1987 sizzler. You may not remember the particulars of the plot, which concerns supposed gang killings and police corruption, because it is the romance that has staying power. Blame this on Quaid and Barkin, who send off enough sparks to light up Bourbon Street. They are not only sexy together, but endearing, which makes you want to like them as much as they like each other. --Rochelle O'Gorman


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4.0 out of 5 stars Vieux souvenirs Oct. 17 2012
By sansy
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite So Big As I Remember 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the full monty ! 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I finally watched it. June 4 2004
By R. Hunt
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Follow 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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5.0 out of 5 stars New Orleans noir, circa 1987 Jan. 24 2004
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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3.0 out of 5 stars O.K. Nov. 4 2003
By NHgboy
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Noir, with a twist of Romantic Comedy Jan. 15 2003
By A Customer
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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