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Bette Midler Bette Midler
Sadie Shelton / Sadie Ratliff
Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin
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Roone Dimmick
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Graham Sherbourne
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An average movie

13 years, 2 months ago at Jan 27 14:06
To be honest, I didn’t expect much from this flick but, somehow, I still ended up watching it. After 3 critically acclaimed movies directed with his buddies David Zucker and Jerry Zucker (‘Airplane!’, ‘Top Secret!’, ‘Ruthless People’), Jim Abrahams  and the Zucker siblings decided to move forward with some individual project and, for Abrahams, this movie would be his first solo dire... read more

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12 years, 7 months ago at Sep 4 12:07
In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents.

Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross pa... read more

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7 years, 5 months ago at Nov 4 5:40
Great......
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Two couples of sisters from New York and from the countryside discover that they are connected in an incredible way.
Release date: 10 June 1988
UPC: 786936124590
Tags: Comedy (4), 1988 (4), Friendship (3), 1980s (3), Family (2), Twins (2), Sisters (2), Siblings (2), Margaret Kronfeld (1), Konstantin Bas (1), New Yorkers (1), Switched At Birth (1), Touchstone Pictures (1), Hicks (1), HQ (1), 2009 (1), 80's (1), 1980's (1), Mistaken Identity (1), Funny (1)
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“Warning: Spoilers Big Business has always been a movie I love watching from time to time. I will say that Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler never let me down as they got into their completely ludicrous, wacky antics that pay tribute to the old slapstick humor without being too in your face. Bette Midler came out to be the strongest of the two this time though and her performance is again what makes a film. Her character(s) were just so lovable, and Bette Midler's yodel scene was my favorite scene of the movie.

One humongous personal problem I found with the movie, and practically this was the only thing wrong with the film, was I think they should have let more time in for the final meeting scene between all 4 of them. I mean, they finally find their twins, and then it has like 4 min” read more

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