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Big Nothing (2006)

A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

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Melanie #1
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Barman
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Storyline

Charlie is an ex-teacher turned reluctant call center employee who gets fired on the first day. Distraught at being unable to provide for his daughter Emily and wife, Penelope, he is suddenly contacted by Gus, an aspiring scam artist who presents Charlie with a seemingly snag-free plan to make some cash: Blackmail Reverend Smalls, a man of the cloth, who's frequently turned up in the company database of visitors to illegal porn sites. Gus plans to extort Reverend Smalls, with the intention of publicly exposing his secret shame should he refuse, thus potentially destroying the man's career. Normally cautious, Charlie is keen on participating in this scam, confident that the money maker he'll garner from the scam will finally help turn things around for him and his family. Joined by one-time teenage pageant queen Josie McBroom, Gus's ex, the plan goes ahead...but it all goes wrong as Reverend Smalls dies...thanks to this trio, with this only being the start of their troubles. Written by ????

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A comedy that gets away with murder. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (UK)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£83,829 (UK) (1 December 2006)
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Had its world premiere at the Cardiff Film Festival in November 2006. See more »

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After the heavy rainstorm, there is no trace of any water on the car's windshield. See more »

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[first lines]
Charlie: [Charlie is narrating] My name is Charlie Wood.
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Charlie: I think I made a big mistake...
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Crazy Credits

At the closing titles, just as the words "No animals and no actors were harmed during the making of this film" are displayed, the credits quickly cut to an outtake in which Simon Pegg accidentally punches Billy Asher in the face. The crew rush in to make sure that Asher is not hurt. When the credits return, the words are changed to "No animals were harmed during the making of this film". See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Sister Sister
Written by Baxter Dury
Performed by Baxter Dury
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A Must See Movie!
14 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Big Nothing is a great comedy, with plot twists and humour all the way through this movie. I found that the movie started off nice and quickly and which really gets you right into the story. I think that David Schwimmer is amazing and also Simon Pegg playing as Gus, as the two actors are a great combination and also Alice Eve acted well. Being honest i didn't wont this movie to end...

The story will NOT bore you at all, through the beginning, middle and end. i liked the movie a lot because of the cast, story plot and surprises through out the movie. It would of been nicer with an extra few minutes in the film because of the length, but there is many extras on the DVD, to view. Highly Recommended as a top movie.


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