The Big Kahuna (1999)

R   |    |  Drama, Comedy

The Big Kahuna (1999) Poster

Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.




  • Kevin Spacey and Peter Facinelli in The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito in The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • Danny DeVito in The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • Peter Facinelli at an event for The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • Kevin Spacey in The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • Peter Facinelli in The Big Kahuna (1999)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

7 March 2008 | CLOSE_6
| A true underrated gem of a movie.
Only the other night whilst watching an episode of Taxi did I remember seeing a film with Kevin Spacey and Danny Devito about six years ago, there was just one problem, I couldn't remember what it was called, hours turned into days, sleepless nights became more sleepless and I still couldn't remember, but I did remember thinking it was rather great. Well imagine my surprise upon venturing into my local poundland and finding a movie called Big Kahuna featuring, you guessed it Kevin Spacey and Danny Devito, with the biggest grin on my face, the feeling that I'd achieved a minor accomplishment, a 12 pack of Dorito's and some scented bin liners I approached the checkout, paid and promptly headed home. A pound, one whole English pound for a movie I would gladly pay twenty for any day, because this is truly a great little movie, granted not much really happens and settings nothing new, but when you've got such fantastic performances from a fantastic cast there can be no complaints, Dany Devito has rarely been better, this disaffected soul is genuinely someone you can feel for and completely side with, Kevin Spacey is, well Kevin Spacey and lets face it that has never been a bad thing, every time he talks you listen, Peter Facinelli gives a very subtle but no less engrossing performance, but on the whole the real star is Roger Rueff, the script is just beautiful with great line after great line flowing from the mouths of a great cast, it really makes you want to see it on the stage. This is a great little film that any self respecting film fan should at least give a go. I'm heading down to Poundland to buy up the remaining copies and I'm gonna hand them out to my friends.

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Swimming with Sharks

    Swimming with Sharks

  • Ordinary Decent Criminal

    Ordinary Decent Criminal

  • Hurlyburly


  • Casino Jack

    Casino Jack

  • Beyond the Sea

    Beyond the Sea

  • Shrink


  • Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna

  • Inseparable


  • Father of Invention

    Father of Invention

  • Consenting Adults

    Consenting Adults

  • Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

    Telstar: The Joe Meek Story


Plot Summary


Drama | Comedy

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on