The Big Squeeze


1h 40m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Benny O'Malley is a young hustler who is thrown from a moving train. The first person he encounters is Jesse, a gardener who dreams about Tanya--a married woman working as a barmaid to support her ex-baseball player husband, Henry, who limps from a broken knee. A devout Catholic, Henry prays every d

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Squeeze
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Benny O'Malley is a young hustler who is thrown from a moving train. The first person he encounters is Jesse, a gardener who dreams about Tanya--a married woman working as a barmaid to support her ex-baseball player husband, Henry, who limps from a broken knee. A devout Catholic, Henry prays every day for a miracle to heal him, hobbling up the hill to the old Spanish mission where Father Sanchez despairs of finding the $130,000 needed to save his earthquake-damaged church from being torn down. Tanya discovers Henry's secret bank account, from an undisclosed insurance settlement. Shocked and hurt when Henry adamantly refuses to touch the money, Tanya enlists the help of Benny, who devises a scam that involves the innocent participation of the lovesick Jesse.

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Squeeze
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States Fall September 6, 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States on Video February 4, 1997

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.

Began shooting August 7, 1995.

Completed shooting September 2, 1995.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video February 4, 1997

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall September 6, 1996