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The Big Easy (1987) Movie Information

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Jim McBride


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





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

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02/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Big Easy" by Yojimbo

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 ne...

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