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The Big Easy Reviews

Colorful Cajun noir, spicy, romantic, efficient. Hot Noo Ahluns police detective (Dennis Quaid) clashes with assistant district attorney (Ellen Barkin) over cop corruption. The best scenes are the romantic ones; director Jim McBride effectively captures the Big Easy, a city that is almost a character in itself, but the ending is contrived. That's the late and beloved New York Ridiculous Theatre impressario Charles Ludlam, out of his corset, as Lamar.