Big Business (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Farce, Odd Couple Film  |   Release Date - Aug 19, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Thanks to a mix-up at birth, two sets of twins are separated and grow up in radically different social circles. The four baby girls grow up to be Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin-and Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. One of the Midlers is a ruthless New York CEO, while one of the Tomlins is her air-headed "save the whales" business partner. Thousands of miles away in a Southern industrial town, a blue-collar Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin work for a company that the white-collar Midler plans to devour in a hostile takeover. The "poor" Midler and Tomlin head to New York to argue against the takeover, inevitably getting mixed up with the "rich" Midler and Tomlin. Three of the four twins team up to save the small-town company, while CEO Midler remains as nastily greedy as ever. Clear enough?




big-city, blue-collar, business, CEO (Chief Executive Officer), country-girl, separated-at-birth, switched-at-birth, twins