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The Big Empty (2003)

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

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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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Dan
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Candy
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Cowboy
Alejandra Aguilan ...
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Sara Fouts ...
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Storyline

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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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

The alien claw hand rotates ninety degrees between Dan unwrapping it and the next wide shot without anyone touching it. 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 The Shining (1980) See more »

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GO CAT GO
Written by Carl Perkins & D.J. Perkins
Courtesy of The Carl Perkins Estate
By Arrangement with Spirit Music Group
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Great Movie, it has everything you look for in a motion picture!
22 November 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

After seeing The Cat In The Hat, The Big Empty helped me remember what great movie making is ALL about. A terrific film, from the trailer all the way to the end credits. Dark humor, Big Laughs, Mystery, Suspense, what more could you ask for in a film?


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