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The Big Easy Details

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A film that captures the steamy, colorful essence of New Orleans, this crime thriller tells the romantic story of a classy detective whose investigation of a gangland murder lands him in trouble with the city's new District Attorney, a woman with a rigid penchant for following the letter of the law. Despite their differences, the two manage to work together and eventually fall in love. Unfortunately all of this leads them to have to fight for their lives when their investigation into the case and the corruption surrounding it gets them bumped up to the top of a hit man's list. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 27, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Dennis Quaid Best Actor 1987 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Jim McBride Best Director 1987 Nominee

Cast

Dennis Quaid
as Remy McSwain
Ellen Barkin
as Anne Osborne
Ned Beatty
as Jack Kellom
John Goodman
as Andre DeSoto
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Detective Ed Dodge
Lisa Jane Persky
as Detective McCabe
Charles Ludlam
as Lamar Parmentel
Tom O'Brien
as Bobby McSwain
Marc Lawrence
as Cannon Di Moti
Solomon Burke
as Daddy Mention
Jim Garrison
as Himself
Archie Sampier
as Forensic #1
Nik Hagler
as Hugh Dowling
Peter Gabb
as Magnet Salesman
Grace Zabriskie
as Mama, Remy's Mother
Carol Sutton
as Judge Raskov
Jeff Hollis
as Sgt. Duvivier
John Schluter
as Internal Affairs Cop #2
David Petitjean
as Uncle Sal
Cheryl Starbuck
as Hostess
Irma Thomas
as Marcelline
Steve Broussard
as Dewey Piersall
Eliott Keener
as George Joel
Joy N. Houck, Jr.
as Sgt. Guerra
Gary Sturgis
as Car Vandal
Gailard Sartain
as Chef Paul
Byron Nora
as Car Vandal
Jack David Harris
as Waiter
Dewey Balfa
as Uncle Lafayette
Margie O'Dair
as Mugged Woman
August Krinke
as Internal Affairs Cop #1
Buddy Quaid
as Justin
Jim Chimento
as Freddy Angelo
George Dureau
as Maitre d'
Lane Trippe
as Lawyer
Rickey Pierre
as 2nd Mugger
Dennis Curren
as Cousin Terry
David Dahlgren
as Uniform Cop
Robert Lesser
as "Silky" Foster

Crew

Jim McBride
Director
Stephen Friedman
Producer
Jim McBride
Screenwriter
Jack Baran
Screenwriter
Gordon Greisman
Screenwriter
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Screenwriter
Affonso Beato
Cinematographer
Brad Fiedel
Composer (Music Score)
Mia Goldman
Editor
Jeannine Oppewall
Production Designer
Jack Baran
Associate Producer
Mort Engelberg
Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Designer
Tracy Tynan
Costume Designer
Steve Kelso
Stunts
Walt LaRue
Stunts
Greg Walker
Stunts
Buddy Van Horn
Stunts
Lynn Stalmaster
Casting
Julie Purcell
Makeup
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