Steal Big, Steal Little

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"Two brothers. One fortune. Zero chance they'll share it."
  • PG-13
  • 1995
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 4.7  (1,050)

Steal Big, Steal Little is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Andrew Davis and written by Andrew Davis and Terry Kahn. The film stars Andy Garcia, who plays twin brothers named Ruben and Robby Martinez. The two brothers couldn't be more different; Ruben is a self-made businessman who has become a millionaire, while Robby still lives in the small town where they grew up, working as a farmer and struggling to make ends meet. Despite their differences, the brothers are close, and they have always had each other's backs.

However, when Ruben's wife dies and he falls into a deep depression, he starts to make some questionable decisions. In particular, he decides to use his wealth and influence to try to take control of the land where his brother's farm is located. Robby, naturally, is not at all pleased with this, and the two brothers soon find themselves locked in a bitter legal battle over the land.

As the story unfolds, we get to know a wide array of colorful supporting characters who are all caught up in the brothers' feud. There's Alan Arkin as Lou Perilli, a lawyer who tries to help Robby fight back against his brother; Rachel Ticotin as Laura Martinez, Ruben's ex-wife who is still fiercely loyal to him; and Elizabeth Pena as Carmen, a woman who has feelings for both brothers and becomes caught up in their conflict.

As the legal battle heats up, the film takes a surprisingly dark turn, delving into issues of corruption, betrayal, and even murder. However, despite the serious subject matter, Steal Big, Steal Little never loses its sense of humor. The film is filled with wacky hijinks and eccentric characters, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments throughout.

One of the most impressive things about the film is Garcia's performance. Playing two distinct characters is always a challenge for an actor, but Garcia pulls it off with aplomb. He gives both Ruben and Robby their own unique personalities, mannerisms, and quirks, and it's easy to forget that he's actually just one person playing both roles.

Another standout element of the film is its beautiful cinematography. The movie was filmed on location in California's Central Coast, and the camera work really captures the stunning natural beauty of the area. From the rolling hills to the beautiful beaches, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking.

In the end, Steal Big, Steal Little is a satisfying mix of drama and comedy, with a strong cast and a compelling story. While it may not be as well-known as some of director Andrew Davis's other films (such as The Fugitive), it's definitely worth checking out for fans of cerebral comedies and family dramas.

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    4.7  (1,050)