The Big Easy

Synopsis: Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jim McBride
Production: HBO Video
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

for nearly 20 years,

and was still in your employ

at the time of his death?

Can I go?

You know, kid, your father would

never drag me down here.

If he wanted to see me,

he'd come to the house!

He knew a little something

about respect.

Di Moti:

Get out of my way!

I can't believe you were so

obsequious with that man.

What does "obsequious" mean?

It means you had a high-ranking

member of the Mafia

in your office and

you kissed his ass.

Well, let me point

out a few things to you.

First of all, nobody

uses the word "Mafia" anymore.

Down here we call them "wise guys. "

You're not from here, are you?

I only say this to save

you any kind of embarrassment.

I'll bear that in mind, lieutenant.

Anything else?

Hey, you like spicy food;

why don't we have dinner?

I know this little cajun place.

Relax, Romeo.

Tell me what you learned

from two minutes of ass-kissing.

Actually I learned a

lot from that little interview.

Do you read minds?

No, I read people; and

after seeing "The Cannon,"

I can probably tell you why

Freddy sprung a leak last night.

I suppose you know

who the killer is, too.

Oh no, but I bet we find his body

floating in the lake

in a couple of weeks.

Then what will you do?


I told you we never

have enough to take to court.

Hell, I'd close the case

right now except for one thing.

What's that?

I'll tell you over dinner.

Hey, come on, we don't

have to stand in line.

- Hey!

- Hey, man!

How embarrassing.

That's what's great about being a cop.

How you doing?

(singing in cajun)


All right, Willie!

Come on, we're going

to work up an appetite.

Hi, Remy.

I thought we were

here to discuss business.

Business and pleasure,

what's wrong with that?

I can't do this.

Wait, didn't they

dance where you come from?

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Daniel Petrie Jr.

Daniel Mannix Petrie Jr. (born November 30, 1951) is a Canadian-American producer, writer, and director of film and television. He is best known for pioneering the sub-genres of action comedy and buddy cop films through movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Turner & Hooch. He served as President of the Writers Guild of America, West between 1997 and 1999, and then again between 2004 and 2005. more…

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