MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 105,766 this week

The Big Story (1994)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 192 users  
Reviews: 4 user

In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas's films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for ... See full summary »

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 451 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 782 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 206 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Story" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Story (1994)

The Big Story (1994) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Story.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong
Oktapodi (2007)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.

Directors: Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, and 4 more credits »
The Critic (1963)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Mel Brooks
Comedy | Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Man falls in love while in a subway station.

Director: Philippe Orreindy
Stars: Sophie Forte, Thomas Gaudin, Pascal Casanova
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sergeant wakes up alone with only a widescreen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity...

Director: Ruairi Robinson
Sisyphus (1974)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »

Director: Marcell Jankovics
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cub Reporter / Editor / Older Reporter (voice)
Edit

Storyline

In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas's films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for his big chance pleads with his editor to give him a breaking story. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran historia  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Cub Reporter: You guys are all the same!
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ace in the Hole (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very good (and very short) little animated short well worth seeing.

This short won the BAFTA for Animated Short and was nominated for the Academy Award as well (losing out to Bob's Birthday, if I'm not mistaken) and was well deserving of both nominations, though I think two of the other BAFTA nominees were probably better than this and Monk and the Fish should have won. This is very brief (about two minutes long or so), but it's awfully funny and Frank Gorshin still does an excellent Kirk Douglas impression. Well worth seeing and if I write much more, reading my comment will take longer than watching the short will. Recommended.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Big Story (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?