Big Business

Explore Big Business TV & movie locations!

The 1988 comedy Big Business starts off in the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, when two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One is born to a poor local family, and the other to a rich family just passing through. The ditzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins.  Flash forward to the 1980s, when the mismatched sets of twins cross paths at the Plaza Hotel, and the rich sisters are involved in a business deal to shut down a factory in the poor rural town of Jupiter Hollow, where the poor sisters live.

The comedy stars Bette Midler as both Sadies.  A two-time Oscar Nominee and a Grammy Award Winner, Bette Midler is a successful, comedian, and author.  She has sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.  She has also starred in numerous films such as Beaches, Stella, Hocus Pocus, Gypsy, Get Shorty, The First Wives Club, What Women Want, The Stepford Wivesand The Women.

Lilly Tomlin plays both Roses.  Tomlin was a pre-med student at Wayne State University before choosing to act instead.  The successful comedian won the Kennedy Center's prestigious Mark Twain Prize for Humor in 2003.  She was also nominated for an Oscar and has won numerous Emmy Awards.  She was featured in many episodes of Saturday Night Live.  She has also starred in shows and films such as Laugh-InMoment By Moment, Nine to Five, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Beverly Hillbillies, Flirting with Disaster, Getting Away with Murder, Will and Grace, The West Wing, The Pink Panther 2, and Desperate Housewives.Filming Locations from Big Business | New York TV and Movie Tours | NYC Bus Tours, Sightseeing in Manhattan, NY

Take the NYC TV & Movie Tour or Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour, to see the famous Plaza Hotel.  This is the exact location where the two sets of twins reunite in the bathroom!  The Plaza has been featured in countless New York City films, such as The Way We WereHome Alone 2, Bride Wars, North by NorthwestThe First Wives ClubAlmost Famousand Crocodile Dundee, among many others. At the old FAO Schwarz  toy store, Bette Midler’s character ties up her twin sister’s son.  You’ll also remember this great location from other films such as Baby Boom and Big.

See these locations and others from all of your favorite shows and movies.  Make one of these fun, guided tours a part of your New York vacation.

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