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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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John Person
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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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Goofs

The rotating shot in the morning near the end shows that the only tire tracks around the circle are opposite each other: Bob's and the RV's. But when John enters the circle to investigate the items left behind, there is a prominent set of tracks right through the middle. See more »

Quotes

[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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WE WHO ARE NOT AS OTHERS
Written by Max Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, Paulo Pint Jr. & Igor Cavalera
Performed by Sepultura
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Black comedy/thriller with a twist is a must see
6 December 2003 | by (Encino, California) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Unlike most recycled studio films these days, this film is a genre defying story with memorable characters, terrific dialogue, and a fascinating twist that leaves you thinking for days. With an incredible indie cast, beautifully shot, I throughly enjoyed every minute. The soundtrack is great as well, reminding me of some of the things that made the Pulp Fiction and Oh Brother Where Art Thou? soundtracks among my all time favorites. Jon Favreau, Sean Bean and Jon Gries deliver standout performances with Rachael Leigh Cook, Joey Lauren Adams, Adam Beach, Daryl Hannah and Kelsey Grammer providing terrific acting chops as well. This is a must see movie among the clutter of recycled story lines which seem to plague movie theaters these days.


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