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Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)

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

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David
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Josh
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Barbara
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Corinne
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Sam
Jessica Seely ...
Jessie
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Stephanie
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Keith
Trenton Teigen ...
Kurt
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Melinda
Hillary Wolf ...
Laura Chartoff
Sean Blackman ...
Runaway Boy #1
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Mr. Zordani
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Leonard
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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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$271,327 (USA)
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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 »

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On the DVD release, on the outside jacket's plot synopsis, the studio mistakenly uses the lead actress' real name - Hillary - to describe her in the fictional story line. Hillary Wolf's character's name was Laura. See more »

Quotes

Keith: I think we know who is responsible for this!
Laura Chartoff: Me? You gotta be kidding! If I count to ten, will you disappear?
Keith: You watch your mouth, young lady, or no Hawaii.
Laura Chartoff: Gee, then I'd better not say what a complete dickhead you're being!
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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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Composed by Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Eva Marton with The Steinberg Orchestra
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This is such a great movie
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I bought the VHS tape and I don't regret it one bit spending the 5 dollars to get it. This movie is funny, emotional, and has just great performances by Hillary Wolf, Griffin Dunne, Dan Futterman, David Straithirn etc... I would completely recommend everyone to buy this movie on VHS. You will cherish this movie forever. I love the song at the end. It makes you feel so good about the ending. The soundtrack is great on this movie and I wish it was released. Hopefully a DVD of this movie will come out in the near future with extras, deleted scenes, and bloopers. I really wish Hillary Wolf and Margaret Whitton could come back to acting. They are such great actresses. Wolf was great in Home Alones 1 and 2 and Whitton was wonderful in Major League 1 and 2 as the owner. I think they should have a reunion to put on the DVD. It would be great see what everyone is up to now and to see how much everyone has changed.


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