The Big Town

The Big Town

Director: Ben Bolt Cast: Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones



The Big Town is Chicago, circa 1957. Matt Dillon stars as a small-town crapshooter who heads to the Windy City to seek his fortune. There he becomes the pawn of two high-rolling professional gamblers, played by Lee Grant and Bruce Dern. He later gets mixed up in a revenge scheme cooked up by Diane Lane, the embittered wife of strip-joint owner Tommy Lee Jones. Before he knows what's happened, Dillon is embroiled in two torrid romances, one with Lane and the other with "nice" girl Suzy Amis; he also nearly loses his life by ending up in the middle of a deadly feud between Dern and Jones. Based on The Arm, a novel by Clark Howard, Big Town tends towards uneveness, a result perhaps of the defection of its first director, Harold Becker.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
UPC: 0043396076662
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:50:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon J.C. Cullen
Diane Lane Lorry Dane
Tommy Lee Jones George Cole
Bruce Dern Mr. Edwards
Lee Grant Ferguson Edwards
Tom Skerritt Phil Carpenter
Suzy Amis Aggie Donaldson
David Marshall Grant Sonny Binkley
Robert Collins Gem Club Gamblers
John Evans Marvin Brown
Don Francks Carl Hooker
Del Close Deacon Daniels
Meg Hogarth Dorothy Cullen
Cherry Jones Ginger McDonald
Mark Danton Prager
David James Elliott Cool Guy
Steve Yorke Garage Boy
Chris Owens Garage Boy
Sean McCann Roy Mc Mullin
Kevin Fox Boss's Son
Marc Strange Madigan
Don Lake Patsy Fuqua
Angelo Rizacos Harold
Chris Benson Shooter
Gary Farmer Duke
Diego Matamoros Sid
Sarah Polley Christy Donaldson
Kirsten Bishop Adele
Ken McGregor Bartender
Alar Aedma Doorman
Sam Malkin Bernstein
Robert Morelli Sideburns
Layne Coleman Murphy
Len Doncheff Gem Club Gambler
Michael Caruana Gem Club Gambler
Richard Comar Gem Club Gambler
Errol Slue Friendly Guy
Gerry Pearson Baptist Preacher
Hugo Dann Elmo
Diane Gordon Mrs. Rogers
Lolita Davidovich Black Lace Stripper
J. Winston Carroll Detective

Technical Credits
Ben Bolt Director
Maher Ahmad Art Director
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Don Carmody Co-producer
Johnny Cash Songwriter
Lincoln Chase Songwriter
Eddie Colley Songwriter
John Davenport Songwriter
Glen Douglas Songwriter
Raymond Fleischman Set Decoration/Design
Mark Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
Don French Asst. Director
Henry Glover Songwriter
Earle Hagen Songwriter
Stuntco Intl. Stunts
Bill Kenney Production Designer
Nancy Klopper Casting
John Marascalco Songwriter
Lillie McAlpin Songwriter
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Michael Melvoin Score Composer
Lattie Moore Songwriter
George Motola Songwriter
Stuart H. Pappe Editor
Wendy Partridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Roy Pool Screenwriter
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Kelly Robinson Choreography
Katherine Southern Makeup
Neil Trifunovich Special Effects
Jon Turtle Associate Producer
Dan Yarhi Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [8:44]
2. The Big Town [9:09]
3. High Rollers [8:06]
4. "Shoot It All" [10:56]
5. Edwards' Story [7:50]
6. Set Up [8:01]
7. Aggie [:27]
8. Hooker Passes [6:05]
9. Carpenter [7:51]
10. Divorce Proceedings [9:15]
11. A Real Shooter [8:26]
12. "I can Imagine" [8:38]

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The Big Town 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
wow loved the movie loved Matt Dillon sexy like alaways now this is my kinda movie it really is !