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Steal Big Steal Little (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 1995 (USA)
Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Andrew Davis (story), Teresa Tucker-Davies (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Ruben Partida Martinez / Robert Martin
Alan Arkin ... Lou Perilli
Rachel Ticotin ... Laura Martinez
Joe Pantoliano ... Eddie Agopian
Holland Taylor ... Mona Rowland-Downey
Ally Walker ... Bonnie Martin
David Ogden Stiers ... Judge Winton Myers
Charles Rocket ... Sheriff Otis
Richard Bradford ... Nick Zingaro
Kevin McCarthy ... Reed Tyler
Nathan Davis ... Harry Lordly
Dominik Garcia ... Maria Martinez (as Dominik Garcia-Lorido)
Mike Nussbaum ... Sam Barlow
Rita Taggart ... Autumn McBride
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Yoshi Takamura
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Storyline

Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it. On Robby's side is ruthless businessman Reed Tyler, who is out to turn a swift profit on Mona's property. Walking a shifty line between them is Eddie Agopian, the family lawyer, who doesn't care which side wins as long as he's on the winner's side. But whether they're stealing big or stealing little, they're all stealing in this hilarious comedy about greed, power... and brotherly love. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Two brothers. One fortune. Zero chance they'll share it.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodspengar See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,761,890, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$3,150,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,150,170
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last film to actually be released and distributed by the now defunct, Savoy Pictures. This movie was also one of the studio's costliest flops in terms of the film's budget in which studio insiders had stated that it was approximately between 35 and 50 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie Agopian escapes from Ruben, Lou and Nick the hit man, he leaps out of the window, dives into a fountain and swims to the side. Moments later, when he is seen running from Ruben, Lou and Nick, he and his clothes are bone dry. See more »

Quotes

Dan McCann: [while filming Robert leaving the courtroom and a police officer blocks his way] To serve and protect the wealth! To serve and protect the wealth!
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Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 2 May 1995 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

True Love Will Survive
(Larry Ball/Tennyson Stephens)
Kid Brother Music, BMI
Performed by Leata Galloway
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Great "sleeper movie"
25 December 2006 | by mvhyamsSee all my reviews

Sleeper in this case refers to a movie not much publicized and not even reviewed in some of the usual places. Andy Garcia is wonderful. True, the plot is one of the usual good over evil ideas but the use of a winery and immigrant farm workers who depend on it's existence is very real today. The solutions to some of the problems show genuine, well thought processes and the people are shown as they really are...not to mention the location is superb! Santa Barbara is most beautiful and this picture does a good job of showing that. Since I watch movies for entertainment value rather than moral value this is a hit. Good dialog, good shots, a playful Andy....what else do you need?


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