Big Shots (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Shots (1987)




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When his father dies, a 12-year-old white kid runs from his upper-class surroundings and ends up in a Chicago ghetto where, after being beaten, he is befriended by a streetwise black kid. The two then become partners in crime.

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Paul Winfield
as Johnnie Red
Robert Joy
as Dickie
Brynn Thayer
as Obie's Mom
Bill Hudson
as Obie's Dad
Jim Antonio
as Uncle Harry
Hutton Cobb
as Bible Salesman
Joe Seneca
as Ferryman
Beah Richards
as Miss Hanks
Olivia Cole
as Mrs. Newton
Cedric Young
as Ghetto Bartender
Mitch Beasley
as Duane Henderson
Pauline Brailsford
as Science Teacher
Elise Langan
as The Waitress
Wilbert Bradley
as Social Service Man
Bernard Chestleigh
as Social Service Man
Sephus Booker
as Policeman
Shirley Spiegler Jacobs
as Social Service Woman
Lorraine Matthews
as Social Service Woman
Maria McCrary
as Bank Teller
Jack R. Orend
as Asst. Bank Manager
Frank G. Rice
as Counselor
Oscar Jordan
as One of the Guys
Michael Krawic
as Street Person
James Spinks
as Bank Guard
Ken White
as Sheriff
Dave Adams
as Deputy
Hank Underwood
as Bartender
Ellen Geer
as Bar Waitress
Janet MacLachlan
as Welfare Worker
David Dunard
as Louisiana Cop
Richard Caine
as Policeman #4
Tim Halligan
as Policeman #3
Ron Dean
as Policeman #2
Jack Orend
as Asst. Bank manager
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Critic Reviews for Big Shots

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The result is more entertaining than you might think.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The director is a competent filmmaker who tries to maintain the rhythm and disengage himself from certain insurmountable burdens. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

A hip comedy classic that's as much fun as it is a blast from the past

March 31, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Scripter Joe Eszterhas and director Robert Mandel squander most of the riches of this story by focusing on the boys' combat with two drug dealers.

August 25, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

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