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The Big Empty (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  28 August 2009 (Belgium)
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A budding actor is faced with a stalled career and a mountain of debt.

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Cast

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John Person
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Grace
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Neely
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Elron
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Stella
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Randy
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Indian Bob
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Ruthie
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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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The middle of nowhere is a funny place to find yourself See more »


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

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28 August 2009 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

El gran destino  »

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Goofs

In the scene where Ruthie is tied up, her hands are bound with smooth silver duct tape or something like it. When John steps up to free her, he reaches for the gag first but the tape is already tattered like he tried to pull it off. 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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Referenced in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) See more »

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WALK AWAY
Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Smokestack Lightnin'
Courtesy of Witchcraft International
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3 May 2004 | by (Ohio - United States) – See all my reviews

I know a lot of critics have knocked this film, but we found it to be riveting from start to finish - fun, and a great black comedy. There are lots of cute scenes along the way - and an intriguing plot running throughout.

The lead guy is great as your average deadpan Joe - and the rest of the film's characters are wonderfully off the wall.

Don't expect anything to make sense or follow a logical order; if it did, it would take away from the fun.

Some have criticized the film for being low budget, and it is - but so what? Give it credit for its unique settings and vivid color.


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