The Big Easy (Widescreen) [Import]
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Quaid/Barkin ~ Big Easy
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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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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Le vidéo était de qualité ! Comme toujours la livraison s'est faite dans les délais prévus. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2012 by sansy
A friend of mine has chased me around with this DVD for weeks, telling me it is a must see. She was right! Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by R. Hunt
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... Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by M. Katayama
The movie is great - However if you've seen it in cinema you will note that a part is missing on the DVD. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by guenther
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... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by Peggy Vincent
An o.k. movie that suffers a bit from being a bit too "1980's". Plot gets a bit muddled.
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. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2003
My girlfriend thought highly of this film. So for Christmas, I got it for her.
The story is kind of hokey, and the acting is a little subpar, but being a fan of the city of... Read more
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