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The Big Empty (2003)

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A budding actor is faced with a stalled career and a mountain of debt.

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Neely
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Elron
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Would be-Hollywood actor John Person always considered his bizarre neighbor Neely a conspiracy theory nut-case. Still he accepts a simple task to wipe out his over $27,000 debt: delivering a blue suitcase to some Cowboy at Baker, in the empty desert. The place proves a nest of weirdos, including extremely jealous Randy and his girl Ruthie, who seduces John. He learns Neely was murdered, and FBI agent Banks grills him as prime suspect. Yet the weirdest is still to come once Cowboy turns up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for language and some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (Belgium)  »

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El gran destino  »

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John signs the hotel guest book, then closes it and pushes it back to the manager, but in the next shot it's open and facing him again. See more »

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[first lines]
Grace: [answers the door in her robe]
John Person: Hi. Oh, Grace, I'm sorry. I thought I heard you moving around in there. Um, listen, I can't decide.
Grace: Did you hear - about the callback?
John Person: No, not yet. I've got some new head shots.
Grace: What happened to your furniture?
John Person: I had to sell it all.
Grace: Even Your bed?
John Person: Yeah. I'm not gonna need it.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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THAT'S ALRIGHT
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Featuring Charlie Musselwhite & Roy Rogers
Courtesy of Calliope Music LP
By Arrangement with Rockwood Music Group, Inc.
Courtesy of Pointblank Records
Under License From EMI Film & Television Music
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You've never seen it, but you should
17 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

An independent film made on what I suspect was a very low budget. It really ought to be held up to all independent film makers as a model. It show clearly what you can do with very limited resources. That is, what you can do if you are talented and determined.

It's well written, well directed, well shot, and well edited. And it all adds up to a damned well-made movie that is also wonderfully entertaining. When it comes out on DVD, make yourself a big bowl of popcorn, pop it into your machine, then sit back and enjoy it. Remember how much fun watching real movies not made by committees used to be? Well, you can still have that kind of fun. Watch 'The Big Empty.'


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