Big Business (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Jim Abrahams Starring: Bette Midler Lily Tomlin

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Tomlin and Midler are fantastic

on 5/27/2012

It is so much fun to watch these two virtuoso comediennes bounce off each other; and the double identities make it doubly fun. I especially love the contrast between Bette Midler's two characters -- the New York company exec has some truly memorable zingers. The men they all end up with are great too, though I see fireworks down the line for some of them!

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on 11/22/2013

If you are a fan of either Lilly Tomlin or Bette Midler, you'll love this movie. And if you're not, but you enjoy silly comedies, you'll still have a great time. I won't repeat the movie description here, but the twists and entanglements resulting from two sets of mixed-at-birth twins makes for some great comedic moments.

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Product Overview


Studio Digital1stop
SKU 220899463
UPC 683904630209
UPC 14 00683904630209
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/10/2011
Rating Rating
Big Business
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Two sets of twins are mixed up at birth. One set becomes the chief executives of a huge Manhattan conglomerate, while the other set succeeds at becoming poor country bumpkins. They all accidentally meet up at New York's plaza hotel and quickly become comically mixed up.
Plot Summary
Summary Two pairs of identical twins are accidentally switched at birth and end up living very different lives. One pair grows up in bucolic Jupiter Hollow, while the other two are raised in New York City and become powerful business women.| The four eventually reunite in the monumental Plaza Hotel when they take opposite sides in a battle to control the future of the Moramax Corporation and tiny Jupiter Hollow. The rest of the film is fueled by the comedy generated by an extended series of misunderstandings based on two cases of mistaken identity. Double your pleasure; double your fun.
New York Times "...A most cheerful, very breezy summer farce....Uncommon zest..." 06/10/1988 p.C10
Los Angeles Times "...A bright whirligig of a movie....As you watch its buoyant hilarity, the intricacies flow smoothly as honey off a spoon..." 06/10/1988 p.C1
Jim Abrahams
Bette Midler
Lily Tomlin
Cast & Crew
Daniel Gerroll - Star
Maureen McVerry - Star
Lewis Arquette - Star
Seth Green - Star
J.C. Quinn - Star
Bette Midler - Star
John Vickery - Star
Lily Tomlin - Star
Michele Placido - Star
Leo Burmester - Star
Norma MacMillan - Star
Fred Ward - Star
Barry Primus - Star
Nicolas Coster - Star
Michael Gross - Star
Mary Gross - Star
Roy Brocksmith - Star
Edward Herrmann - Star
Deborah Rush - Star
Lucy Webb - Star
Joe Grifasi - Star
Jim Abrahams - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
UPC 00683904630209
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
No Longer Produced
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Video Format DVD

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