The Big Easy Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7250

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 08/21/1987

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jim McBride

Actors: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Tom O'Brien

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 11/12/2020

The mystery element could have been laid on a little heavier, but it's fun to watch "The Big Easy" splash around in the New Orleans aesthetic that's so thick you can taste it.

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filmbuff30 - wrote on 07/29/2009

Possibly has the sexiest unfulfilled foreplay scene in movies, period! Dennis Quaid & Ellen Barkin totally brought it with that scene.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/26/2012

The Big Easy is an 80s noir set to the colourful backdrop of New Orleans in which Assistant District Attourney Ellen Barkin is sent to investigate police corruption only to be seduced by morally dubious detective and local lothario Dennis Quaid. The biggest weakness of The Big Easy is its over reliance on the afore-mentioned "local colour", which means that the film is wall to wall chicken bones, hillbilly music and bizarre accents (Grace Zabriskie in particular sounds like a rastafarian with special needs after a stroke). This fact combined with the workmanlike plot and gratuitous 80s pyrotechnics at the end conspire to make it feel like a made for TV pilot episode for "New Orleans Vice". What can be admired about the film however is the chemistry between the cast; Barkin's fiery girl …

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