Big Business
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1988
Director: Jim Abrahams
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-017188-811026
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: April 15, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1199)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 15, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin - the first ladies of laughter - star in this critically acclaimed box office hit about two sets of identical twins who are mismatched at birth. Forty years later, their paths cross amid the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, and the result is unrestrained pandemonium. New York's opulent Plaza Hotel is the setting for a wildly hilarious, classic case of mistaken identities, split personalities, and double trouble! With the unparalleled comedic talents of Midler and Tomlin, two's company - four's a riot!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • Silver Screen Partners III
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
Danish
English
Finnish
Norwegian
Other
Spanish
Swedish
Features
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Crew
Direction
Jim Abrahams....Director
Writing
Dori Pierson....Writer
Marc Rubel....Writer
Production
Steve Tisch....Producer
Michael Peyser....Producer
Cinematography
Dean Cundey....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Harry Keramidas....Film Editor
Music
Lee Holdridge....Composer
Sound
Thomas Causey....Production Sound Mixer
Bill Phillips....Supervising Sound Editor
Hal Sanders....Sound Editor
Pieter Hubbard....Sound Editor
Bruce Lacey....Sound Editor
John Phillips....Sound Editor
Terry Porter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mel Metcalfe....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David J. Hudson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Maitland, Sr.....Production Sound Mixer
Art
William Sandell....Production Designer
William Barclay....Art Director
Cast
Bette Midler....Sadie Shelton
Lily Tomlin....Rose Shelton
Bette Midler....Sadie Ratliff
Lily Tomlin....Rose Ratliff
Fred Ward....Roone Dimmick
Edward Herrmann....Graham Sherbourne
Michele Placido....Fabio Alberici
Daniel Gerroll....Chuck
Barry Primus....Michael
Michael Gross....Dr. Jay Marshall
Deborah Rush....Binky Shelton
Nicolas Coster....Hunt Shelton
Patricia Gaul....Iona Ratliff
J. C. Quinn....Garth Ratliff
Norma Macmillan....Nanny Lewis
Joe Grifasi....Desk Clerk
John Vickery....Hotel Manager
John Hancock....Older Harlan
Mary Gross....Judy
Seth Green....Jason
Leo Burmester....Bum
Lucy Webb....Wenona
Roy Brocksmith....Dr. Parker
Lewis Arquette....Mr. Stokes
Eddie Cordell....Young Harlan
Ritch Brinkley....Mayor Bill Finker
Tony Mockus....Board Member #1
Carmen Argenziano....Board Member #2
Maureen McVerry....Hilda
Fred Parnes....Bellboy
Dan Chambers....Male Staffer #2
Lois De Banzie....Edwardian Room Hostess
Al Mancini....Waiter
Nicholas Rutherford....'Lil Levon
Hunter Von Leer....Petey
Andy Epper....Zeke
Andi Chapman....Sadie's Secretary
Chick Hearn....Sports Announcer
Troy Damien....Hank Ratliff
Ryan Francis....Merle Ratliff
Louis Rukeyser....Taxi Victim
Kymberly Goldman....Triplet #1
Michelle Goldman....Triplet #2
Traci Goldman....Triplet #3
Crystal Field....Bag Lady
Everett Quinton....Window Dresser
Sandy Davis....Saleslady/Dress Shop
Natalie Dolishny....Moramax Employee #1
Nancy Lazarus....Moramax Employee #2
Shirley Mitchell....Stockholder
Charles J. Middleton....Stockholder #2
Irving Hellman....Stockholder #3
Judy Armstrong....YMCA Desk Clerk
Tom la Grua....Cab Driver
Matthew James Carlson....Eufus
Brianne Sommers....Woman with Whippet
Alice Gruenberg....Attractive Woman with Yorkies
Jane Butenoff....Professional Hooker in Times Square
Louise Yaffe....Director's Mother in Lobby
Bobby Bruce....Swamp Mud Boy
Tommy Holden....Swamp Mud Boy
Raymond Klein....Swamp Mud Boy
Al Novis....Swamp Mud Boy
The Trinidad Serenaders Steel Band....Steel Band
North Hollywood High School Marching Band....Marching Band
Joy Creel....Triplet (uncredited)
Leanna Creel....Triplet (uncredited)
Monica Creel....Triplet (uncredited)