Big Business (1988 film)

Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin each playing two roles. The movie revolves around two sets of identical female twins who were mismatched at birth, with one ending in a wealthy urban family the Sheltons and the other in a poor rural family the Ratliffs. It was produced by Touchstone Pictures, with the plot loosely based on The Comedy of Errors 15891594 by William Shakespeare.

Sometime in the late 1940s, wealthy businessman Hunt Shelton and his heavily pregnant wife get lost in the middle of West Virginia looking for some friends summer house when Mrs. Shelton goes into labor. They end up going to the Jupiter Hollow Hospital but the doctor will not check them in because it is exclusively for employees of Hollowmade, the local furniture maker. Mr. Shelton buys the company on the spot. The Ratliffs, an impoverished couple, arrive moments later with Mrs. Ratliff also in labor. Both women give birth to twin girls. The doctor tends both births at the same time, and the elderly nurse gets confused and mixes the babies. Mr. Ratliff overhears the Sheltons deciding to name their daughters Rose and Sadie, and suggests the same names to his wife.40 years later, the Shelton sisters are now cochairwomen of Moramax, a giant conglomerate that is the successor to their fathers business interests. Sadie Shelton Midler is focused on her career and the conglomerates profits to the detriment of her family life. She also spoils her badmannered son Jason Seth Green, something her exhusband Michael Barry Primus can not tolerate. Rose Shelton Tomlin wishes for a simpler life in the country tending her family and a little farm, which caused a breakup with her boyfriend, Dr. Jay Marshall Michael Gross. As part of her business plan, Sadie plans to sell Hollowmade, which still manufactures wood furniture, but must get her stockholders approval to proceed. ........

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