The Big Easy

The Big Easy (1986)

A cop and a lady lawyer caught in an explosive truth of police corruption.

  • Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1986-11-27
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 179 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Kings Road Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jim McBride
star 6.2/10
From 179 Ratings


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.

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  • Dennis Quaid

    as Remy McSwain
  • Ellen Barkin

    as Anne Osborne
  • Ned Beatty

    as Jack Kellom
  • John Goodman

    as Andre DeSoto
  • Lisa Jane Persky

    as McCabe
  • Ebbe Roe Smith

    as Ed Dodge
  • Tom O'Brien

    as Bobby McSwain
  • Charles Ludlam

    as Lamar Parmentel
  • Grace Zabriskie

    as Mama
  • Marc Lawrence

    as Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
  • Solomon Burke

    as Daddy Mention
  • Gailard Sartain

    as Chef Paul
  • Jim Chimento

    as Freddie Angelo
  • Edward Saint Pe'

    as Patrolman
  • Robert Lesser

    as 'Silky' Foster
  • Jim Garrison

    as Judge #2
  • Carol Sutton

    as Judge #1
Directing Jim McBride Director
Writing Daniel Petrie Jr. Screenplay
Production Mort Engelberg Executive Producer
Production Stephen J. Friedman Producer
Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
Camera Affonso Beato Director of Photography
Editing Mia Goldman Editor
Production Jack Baran Associate Producer
Production Tony Tagliere Associate Producer
Production David Rubin Casting
Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
Art Lisa Fischer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Tracy Tynan Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Enid Arias Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Julie Purcell Makeup Artist
Crew Buddy Van Horn Stunts
Crew Steve Kelso Stunts