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The Big Easy (1987)

aka The Big Easy

"Between them lies the fate of the state of New Orleans"

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Details: 102 mins · English · R (USA)


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Small Det. Remy McSwain
Small Anne Osborne
Small Jack Kellom
Small Det. Andre DeSoto
No_movie_poster McCabe
No_movie_poster Ed Dodge
Small Bobby McSwain
No_movie_poster Lamar Parmentel
Small Mama
Small Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
No_movie_poster Daddy Mention
Small Chef Paul
No_movie_poster Freddie Angelo
No_movie_poster Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)
No_movie_poster 'Silky' Foster


No_movie_poster Daniel Petrie Jr. Screenplay
No_movie_poster Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Affonso Beato Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Jim McBride Director
No_movie_poster Mort Engelberg Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Mia Goldman Editor
No_movie_poster Stephen J. Friedman Producer
No_movie_poster Mia Goldman Editing


"Between them lies the fate of the state of New Orleans"


Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.

Anne Osborne, a state district attorney, is sent to investigate alleged police corruption. After seeing firsthand some unorthodox practices by Remy, Anne accuses him of being on the take. He argues that she does not have an understanding of how the system works in New Orleans for police.

Despite Osborne's suspicious and apprehensive feelings towards him, they form a relationship. McSwain is caught accepting payoffs in an Internal Affairs sting, and Osborne has the burden of prosecuting him. With the assistance of fellow officers within the police force, the evidence is suppressed. McSwain is cleared of the charges, at which point Anne, becoming aware of such, is faced with the conflict of her personal feelings for Remy and her duty to uphold the law.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1987-08-21 : United States of America

DVD : 1999-02-02