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Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 8 May 1992 (USA)
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A girl fed up with her quirky, disfunctional family runs away from home, causing all of them to spend time with each other.

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Frank Mugavero (story), Mark Goddard (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin Dunne ... David
Dan Futterman ... Josh
Patricia Kalember ... Barbara
Jenny Lewis ... Corinne
Ben Savage ... Sam
Jessica Seely Jessica Seely ... Jessie
Adrienne Shelly ... Stephanie
David Strathairn ... Keith
Trenton Teigen ... Kurt
Margaret Whitton ... Melinda
Hillary Wolf ... Laura Chartoff
Sean Blackman Sean Blackman ... Runaway Boy #1
Joe D'Angerio ... Mr. Zordani
Cory Danziger ... Leonard
Leslie Kendall Dye ... Melissa (as Leslie Engelberg)
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Storyline

Laura's parents divorced when she was eight. Now, at thirteen, she lives with her mother, her stepfather, two stepbrothers, a stepsister, and a half-brother. She used to visit her father, stepmother (third stepmother) and half-sister, but now *another* divorce is in the works, so Laura visits her father and his pregnant girlfriend -- who's only six years older than she is. Who should she feel loyalty to? And is it any wonder she wants to run away from home? Written by Susan C. Mitchell <susanm@indirect.com>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stepkids See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$271,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$271,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even was a disappointment at the box office, grossing a scant $271,327, and the film disappeared from theaters four weeks in 1991 before its release in 1992. See more »

Goofs

As Laura is taking a picture of the Smith family (when she first meets them), she is holding the camera vertically in one shot, and then horizontally in the next. See more »

Quotes

Laura Chartoff: If these are the best years of my life, I must have some serious third degree burns in my future.
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References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Screwed, Blued 'N Tattooed
Music by J. Koster, C. Van Jaarsveld, and E. Jongsma
Words by J. Koster and E. Elt
Performed by Sleeze Beez
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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simple drama/comedy.
13 July 2001 | by raindance26See all my reviews

Big Girls don't...... is a story of a thirteen year old girl who thinks her family don't love her. When her family is going on a road trip she decides to run away. Old story in a new raincoat but still entertaining.

Just see this movie when you are tired of action/horror/SF movies and see it with your friends/family/loved one.

6 out of 10 stars


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