Tim Allen's seventh major motion picture is the Touchstone Pictures' ensemble comedy Big Trouble. Based on a novel of the same name by humor columnist Dave Barry, Big Trouble tells the story of how a suitcase with a bomb brings together several unrelated people in Miami.
TBarry Sonnenfeld directs Big Trouble. His credits include box-office blockbusters (Men in Black), critical disasters (Wild Wild West), and modest comedies (both Addams Family movies, Get Shorty). His next project is the well-anticipated sequel Men in Black 2.
TIn Big Trouble, things get interesting when a suitcase with a nuclear bomb turns up. It winds up affecting divorced dad Eliot Arnold (Tim Allen), unhappy housewife Anna Herk (Rene Russo), her husband (Stanley Tucci) and teenage daughter (Zooey Deschanel), two police officers (Patrick Warburton and Janeane Garofalo). Oh yes, and this also affects a psychedelic toad, and goats. Lots of goats. (Leave it to Dave Barry.)
TThe ensemble cast includes Tim Allen ("Home Improvement", Galaxy Quest), Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 4, The Thomas Crown Affair), Stanley Tucci (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Pelican Brief), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor), Zooey Deschanel (Mumford, Almost Famous), Patrick Warburton ("Seinfeld", "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), Janeane Garofalo ("Saturday Night Live", Mystery Men), Omar Epps (Major League II, "E.R."), Dennis Farina (Saving Private Ryan), Ben Foster ("Flash Forward", Liberty Heights), newcomer Brian Feldman, and Jason Lee (Mallrats, Dogma). Also featured in lesser-role are the author himself Dave Barry, Johnny Knoxville (from MTV's "Jackass"), rapper Heavy D, and Colombian model Sofía Vergara. The screenplay is written by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, and Barry Fanaro. James Newton Howard (Dinosaur, The Sixth Sense) will be doing the original music score.
TBig Trouble is supposed to have lots of laughs, but Dave Barry's humor does have an acquired taste to it. Originally planned for a September 21, 2001 release, the film was delayed on account of the September terrorist attacks on America. The film opened on April 5, 2002 with a PG-13 rating.

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