The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze

Director: Marcus de Leon Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici

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Overview

In this crime drama with comic overtones, Tanya (Lara Flynn Boyle) is a barmaid who works at a sleazy tavern, while her husband Henry (Luca Bercovici), a one-time baseball player sidelined by a knee injury, divides his time between praying at home and praying at a Catholic mission. Henry is supposed to receive an insurance settlement for his injury, but at the moment Tanya's low-pay/high-stress job is the household's sole means of support. When she discovers that Henry has already been sent a $130,000 settlement, which is now sitting in his bank account, he claims that the money is cursed, and he doesn't want her to have any. Predictably, Tanya doesn't share this superstition; when he hits her in the ensuing argument, Tanya walks out. Before long, she meets Benny (Benny O'Malley), a would-be card shark and con man who agrees to help Tanya get some of the money away from Henry. Posing as a representative of the mission, Benny intends to ask Henry to help them pay for some repairs that cost, oh, about $130,000; to reinforce his scheme, he and a friend fabricate a miracle on the mission's grounds involving a tree that grows incredibly fast. The theatrical release of The Big Squeeze ran 98 minutes; the version released on home video added another 7 minutes of footage.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
UPC: 0720917516721
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Fox Lorber
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:47:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lara Flynn Boyle Tanya Mulhill
Peter Dobson Benny O'Malley
Luca Bercovici Henry Mulhill
Danny Nucci Jesse Torrejo
Teresa Dispina Cece
Sam Vlahos Father Sanchez
Angelina Estrada Actor
Janet MacLachlan Actor
Gary Paul Actor
Michael Chieffo Inspector
Valente Rodriguez Father Arias
Raye Birk Contractor
Tony Genaro Older Man
Bert Santos Manny

Technical Credits
Marcus de Leon Director,Screenwriter
Sonny Baskin Editor
J. Rae Fox Production Designer
Bruce Gillies Asst. Director
Don Gooch Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Haitkin Cinematographer
Traci Kirshbaum Set Decoration/Design
Zane W. Levitt Producer
Liz McDermott Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer,Songwriter
Paul Rataczak Sound/Sound Designer
Laura Schiff Casting
Charmain Schreiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Yellen Producer

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