Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even

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Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Produced by Gerald T. Olson
Written by Mark Goddard
Starring Hillary Wolf
Griffin Dunne
Patricia Kalember
Ben Savage
Adrienne Shelly
Dan Futterman
Margaret Whitton
David Strathairn
Music by Patrick Williams
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Edited by Janice Hampton
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
May 8, 1992 (1992-05-08)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million
Box office $271,327

Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (titled Stepkids in early promotional trailers and in Australia) is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Joan Micklin Silver.


It's the story of a young girl, Laura Chartoff (Hillary Wolf), who runs away after she was grounded. Laura goes to live in a cabin with her stepbrother, Josh (Dan Futterman), who also ran away because of the stubbornness & belligerence of his father, Keith (David Strathairn). When Laura's family comes to claim her, she runs away on her own thinking Josh ratted her out. Laura meets a host of colorful characters along the way including teen robbers and an all too happy family. Her large, dysfunctional family and two local police officers search for her. After realizing she can't escape her family, Laura returns home to embrace her extended family.



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