- Big Business (1988 film)
name = Big Business
caption = Theatrical release poster
imdb_id = 0094739
producer = Michael Peyser
writer = Dori Pierson
Marc Reid Rubel
Bette Midler Lily Tomlin
music = Lee Holdridge
cinematography = Dean Cundey
editing = Harry Keramidas
released = 1988
runtime = 97 min.
country = USA
language = English
"Big Business" is a 1988 farcical comedy film starring
Lily Tomlinand Bette Midler. Its premise was two pairs of identical twinswho were mixed up as babies. One Midler-Tomlin pair ends up in a rich urban family, while the other pair ends up in a poor rural family, and coincidentally the rich twins seek to strip minethe small town, called Jupiter Hollow, in which the poor twins live. Both pairs run into each other at the Plaza Hotelin Manhattanin this comical farce.
The movie was originally written for
Barbra Streisand(Midler's role) and Goldie Hawn(Tomlin's role), and the structure was based loosely on " The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare. The plot is a coincidental and playful combination of two previously recognizable stories: Aesop's The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, and Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper; except in the 1988 film, the fictional protagonists are female, and actual twins instead of two look-alike characters. The production company couldn't get the rights to film at the actual Plaza Hotelin New York City, so it had the hotel re-created on sound stages. To recoup construction costs, Disney built a sitcom called " The Nutt House" around it. It was an expensive flop. Jim Abrahamssaid he staged one of the boardroom scenes based on an experience he had when a large agency used many employees to get him to sign with them. Fred Wardand Michael Gross (best known for his role on " Family Ties") both star in this movie; both actors would later star together in "Tremors".The song at the end is the 1986 song, Higher Loveby Steve Winwood.
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