Steal Big, Steal Little (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Steal Big, Steal Little1995

Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)




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Director Andrew Davis followed up the action blockbuster The Fugitive (1993) with this Capra-esque box office dud that nevertheless featured engaging dual performances by Andy Garcia. Garcia stars as Ruben and Robby, twin brothers who were raised separately and have become total opposites. Ruben has recently inherited a 40,000-acre Santa Barbara estate from his eccentric guardian, Mona (Holland Taylor). A friend to artisans and migrant workers, Ruben wants to transform the land into a commune, while the cold-hearted Robby wants to steal it from his brother, develop it and make millions. Muddying the waters are Lou (Alan Arkin), a quick-thinking ex-cop and pal of Ruben's who is able to manipulate the law to his own purposes, Eddie (Joe Pantoliano), a shark lawyer who plays both sides against the middle, and Ruben's ex-wife Laura (Rachel Ticotin). When each brother masquerades as the other for a time, however, some insights are gained by both.


Andy Garcia
as Ruben Martinez, Robby Martinez
Alan Arkin
as Lou Perilli
Rachel Ticotin
as Laura Martinez
Joe Pantoliano
as Eddie Agopian
David Ogden Stiers
as Judge Myers
Ally Walker
as Bonnie Martin
Charles Rocket
as Sheriff Otis
Richard Bradford
as Nick Zingaro
Kevin McCarthy
as Reed Tyler
Nathan Davis
as Harry Lordly
Dominik García-Lorido
as Maria Martinez
Mike Nussbaum
as Sam Barlow
Rita Taggart
as Autumn McBride
Takaaki Ishibashi
as Yoshi Takamura
Tom Wood
as Dan McCann
Joe Kosala
as Sheriff Joe
Victor Rivers
as Sheriff Vic
Sam Vlahos
as Mauricio
Andy Romano
as Clifford Downey
Nelson Marquez
as Emilio Campos
Adam James
as Tyler's Bodyguard
Candice Daly
as Melissa
Cynthia Mace
as Betty Myers
Karen Kondazian
as Mrs. Agopian
Miguel Nino
as Guardia Officer
Ron Dean
as Nick's Boy
Jack Wallace
as Nick's Boy
Robert Langenbucher
as Bailsman Aames
Nick Pellegrino
as Mission Father
Tim Winters
as IRS Agent Cox
Joe Drago
as Inmate
Roselynn Pilkington
as Eddie's Secretary
Fred Lehto
as Strange Man
Cody Glenn
as INS Agent
Lee de Broux
as INS Official
Robert Lesser
as Agent Buchanan
Mick Pellegrino
as Mission Father
Soren Hansen
as Security Guard
Liz Lang
as Court Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Steal Big, Steal Little

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Remember those supermarket contests where the teams raced down the aisles, trying to pile as much stuff as possible into a shopping cart? Steal Big, Steal Little reads like the screenplay was assembled the same way.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Overlong and overreaching.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

The principals all seem to be enjoying themselves, so when do we get in on the fun?

May 18, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

An inpspired Alan Arkin and a great Cuban soundtrack can't make up for fuzzy politics and a limp script.

February 3, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Fast-paced comedy romp which affirms the triumph of good in the great dance of life.

August 27, 2002 | Full Review…

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