Nothing but Trouble (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nothing but Trouble1991

Nothing but Trouble (1991)



Critic Consensus: There's nothing good in Nothing But Trouble, a grotesque comedy that is more likely to make audiences ill than make them laugh.

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Movie Info

Actor Dan Aykroyd made his directorial debut with this bizarre comic fantasy. Financier Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) hopes to impress beautiful Diane Lightson (Demi Moore), so he invites her along for a trip to Atlantic City, with a pair of wealthy Brazilians, Fausto (Taylor Negron) and Renalda (Bertila Damas) tagging along for the ride. After running a stop sign in a small town just off the New Jersey turnpike, Chris and his friends are pulled over and arrested by a motorcycle cop named Denis (John Candy). The travellers are brought before J.P. (Aykroyd), the ancient and vindictive Justice of the Peace in the very strange village of Valkevania, where minor traffic offenses are usually punished by torture or death. While Fausto and Renalda are able to escape, Chris and Diane find themselves trapped in a bizarre underground maze in which fellow tourists like themselves must fight for their lives. Keep an eye peeled for the screen debut of Tupac Shakur, who appears as a member of the rap group Digital Underground.

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Chevy Chase
as Chris Thorne
Dan Aykroyd
as Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser/Bobo
John Candy
as Sheriff/Eldona
Demi Moore
as Diane Lightson
Valri Bromfield
as Miss Purdah
John Daveikis
as L'il Debbull
Peter Aykroyd
as Mike the Doorman
Karla Tamburrelli
as Dealer #2's Girlfriend
Deborah Lee Johnson
as Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Carla Tamburrelli
as Dealer #2's Girlfriend
Richard Kruk
as Porch Person
Robert K. Weiss
as Porch Person
Ron Ulstad
as Party Goer
Gary Velasco
as State Trooper
Roger Grimsby
as TV Anchor
Tupac Shakur
as Digital Underground (Rap Group)
Daniel Baldwin
as Dealer #1
James Clark
as Train Engineer
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Critic Reviews for Nothing but Trouble

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

For the most part, however, the humor depends upon the audience's finding the movie's repulsiveness funny.

January 3, 2018 | Rating: 1/5

Occasionally, the talents of the cast burn through the haze of misfires and remembered routines.

January 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately this isn’t even half as fun as the shortest bumper-car ride.

January 3, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Sheer hell.

September 7, 2011 | Rating: F

The story turns into an extended maze with Chevy Chase and Demi Moore as the principal Nintendo-ized targets running through one tepid peril after another, while mouthing banal wisecracks.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

A charmless feature-length joke about the world's most elaborate speed trap.

May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Nothing but Trouble

New York professionals are imprisoned (for speeding) by a self-appointed judge in his ramshackle house inside his own New Jersey fiefdom. With a grotesque pair of adult babies and a ridiculous rap number, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, and Demi Moore would prefer you forget they were ever in this flop comedy-it's even an embarrassment in the filmography of Tupac Shakur. Still, it's never boring, the junkyard production design is not bad, and if you watch it in the right spirit of mockery it's actually sort of entertaining.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

It's not the best comedy ever or really a good film. Anyway with it's black comedy, scary characters with an odd situation Nothing But Trouble, doesn't have enough material for the great cast of comedians, but still is unforgetable (at least for me) and could bring a nice time with a few laughs. It's not so terrible like everybody says.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This wasn't the funniest or even the best movie ever made, but it certainly wasn't the worst. I laughed at alot of the jokes and I enjoyed the characters, although the huge baby twins were kinda disgusting. I loved Dan Aykroyd in this movie. I loved the way his character talked and his makeup effects were great. I miss John Candy terribly. He was always funny in whatever movie he starred in. I think he was one of the greatest comic actors ever. He was the highlight of this movie and did a good job with both of his characters, Dennis and Eldona. I think "Nothing But Trouble" would be classified as a black comedy but it was a good black comedy. I can understand why most would think this was a bad movie but there are definitely worse movies than this one out there. This movie was funny, entertaining, and not at all boring. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys dark comedies and to anyone who likes Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. I don't particularly care for Demi Moore but thought she was ok in this movie. And Chevy Chase was funny like always. Like I said, this wasn't the best movie ever made but it wasn't the worst. I enjoyed this movie. Take a look and judge for yourself

David Ladd
David Ladd

Super Reviewer

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