I Love Trouble

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

I Love Trouble (Touchstone Movie)

“I Love Trouble” is a romantic comedy film released in 1994, directed by Charles Shyer and written by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer. The film stars Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in the lead roles, supported by a talented ensemble cast including Saul Rubinek, Robert Loggia, and James Rebhorn.

The story follows two rival newspaper reporters, Sabrina Peterson (played by Julia Roberts) and Peter Brackett (played by Nick Nolte), who find themselves reluctantly teamed up to investigate a train derailment. Despite their initial animosity and differing approaches to journalism, the two reporters must put aside their differences to unravel a conspiracy involving the train crash.

As they delve deeper into the case, Sabrina and Peter find themselves entangled in a web of danger and intrigue, facing various obstacles and threats to their lives. Along the way, they also discover hidden truths about each other, and a romantic spark begins to develop amidst the chaos.

“I Love Trouble” is a delightful blend of romantic tension, comedic moments, and thrilling plot twists. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte deliver strong performances, showcasing their chemistry and comedic timing as they bicker and banter while trying to outdo each other. The film beautifully captures the fast-paced and competitive world of journalism, with the reporters racing against time to get to the bottom of the story.

The movie also boasts impressive action sequences, including a thrilling helicopter chase scene, which adds to the excitement and suspense. The witty and sharp dialogue, combined with the captivating performances of the cast, makes “I Love Trouble” an enjoyable and entertaining film.

While the film received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, it has since become a nostalgic favorite among fans of romantic comedies from the 1990s. The charm of Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte’s on-screen chemistry, coupled with the film’s engaging plot and witty humor, has solidified “I Love Trouble” as a fun and lighthearted romantic comedy that continues to entertain audiences to this day.

Additional Details


  • Julia Roberts: Sabrina Peterson
  • Nick Nolte: Peter Brackett
  • Saul Rubinek: Sam Smotherman/Ernesto Vargas
  • James Rebhorn: The Thin Man
  • Robert Loggia: Matt Greenfield, Chronicle Editor
  • Kelly Rutherford: Kim
  • Olympia Dukakis: Jeannie, Peter’s Secretary
  • Marsha Mason: Senator Gayle Robbins
  • Eugene Levy: Justice of the Peace
  • Charles Martin Smith: Rick Medwick
  • Dan Butler: Wilson Chess
  • Paul Gleason: Kenny Bacon
  • Jane Adams: Evans
  • Lisa Lu: Virginia Harvey
  • Nora Dunn: Lindy
  • Megan Cavanagh: Mrs. Delores Beekman


  • Director: Charles Shyer
  • Producer: Nancy Meyers
  • Writers: Charles Shyer and Nancy Myers

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