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Big Nothing -- A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.


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1 December 2006 (Ireland) See more »
A comedy that gets away with murder. See more »
A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

David Schwimmer ... Charlie

Simon Pegg ... Gus

Alice Eve ... Josie

Natascha McElhone ... Penelope Wood

Jon Polito ... Agent Hymes

Mimi Rogers ... Mrs. Smalls

William Rosenfeld ... Deputy Garman (as Billy Asher)

Julian Glover ... 80 Year Old Blind Man
Olivia Peterson ... Emily

Sarah Edmondson ... Isabella

Amber Sealey ... Call Center Supervisor

Shauna Shim ... Melanie #1
Laurence Bouvard ... Melanie #2
Mindy Lee Raskin ... Melanie #3

Kenneth Jay ... Barman

Colin Stinton ... Max

Mitchell Mullen ... Reverend Smalls
Clair Elsmore ... Snuff Movie Victim
Paul Preston ... Oregon Undertaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara-Jane Charles ... Computer Operator at Call Centre (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Baptiste Andrea 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Baptiste Andrea 
William Rosenfeld  (as Billy Asher)

Produced by
David Ball .... line producer
Steve Christian .... executive producer
James Clayton .... executive producer
Berenice Fugard .... co-producer
Clara George .... line producer
Andras Hamori .... producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer (as Francois Invernel)
Linda James .... executive producer
Lacia Kornylo .... co-producer
Tracy Long .... line producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Gabriella Stollenwerck .... producer
Original Music by
Alan Anton 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Antoine Vareille 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Monika Mikkelsen 
Production Design by
Sophie Becher 
Keith Maxwell 
Set Decoration by
Christian Hall 
Costume Design by
Ffion Elinor 
Makeup Department
Marrie Dorris .... key hair stylist
Sherry Van Gool .... first assistant makeup artist: Canada
Carole Williams .... hair designer
Carole Williams .... makeup designer
Claire Williams .... personal makeup artist: Mimi Rogers
Production Management
Shuna Frood .... post-production supervisor
Boris Ivanov .... unit manager
Jon Wilkins .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lloyd Elis .... first assistant director
Fraser Fennell-Ball .... third assistant director
Dan Mumford .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nurey Al-Kahzrajie .... dressing props
Tom Belton .... set dresser
Tina Charad .... graphic designer
Helen Downes .... production buyer
Paul Jones .... carpenter
Jesse Joslin .... construction coordinator
Rob MacPherson .... stand-by props
Valentine Pavuls .... property master
Lynda Reiss .... property master
Laura Schneider .... assistant property master: Vancouver
Sam Stokes .... stand-by art director
Neil Westlake .... graphic designer: Canada
Debbie Wilson .... production buyer
Philip Clark .... picture researcher (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Bennett .... adr recordist
Oliver Brierley .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Arthur Graley .... foley editor
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Jones .... sound recordist
Dan Morgan .... dialogue editor
Dick Philip .... boom operator
Julian Slater .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Janice Body .... dirt removal
Stuart Pitcher .... supervising digital compositor
Rus Wetherell .... visual effects supervisor
Rocky Taylor .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Barrie .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Berlet .... gaffer: Canada
Chris Chambers .... video assist trainee
Luke Chisholm .... grip
Ian Coffey .... focus puller: second camera
Nic Cupac .... grip
Peter Davies .... electrician
Wick Finch .... gaffer
Will Finch .... best boy
Will Finch .... electrician
Woody Gregson .... central loader
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... additional still photographer
Dermot Hickey .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Holliday .... key grip
Wayne King .... rigging gaffer
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Vince McGahon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vince McGahon .... cinematographer: second unit
Rod Patterson .... camera car
Loreen Ruddock .... rigging gaffer: Canada
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
Animation Department
Andrew Lim .... color assistant
Casting Department
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
Stephen Moore .... casting assistant
Gene Vassilaros .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Hunt .... costume supervisor
Charlotte Mitchell .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Philip Campbell .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Inglis .... senior colorist
Daryl Jordan .... first assistant editor
Nadia Naimi .... first assistant editor
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Music Department
Alan Anton .... composer: theme music
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Transportation Department
Rob Allen .... driver: honeywagon
Dave Bryant .... transportation co-captain
Jonathan Giles .... driver: cast
Frank Guadagno .... driver: cast
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain
Joe MacEachen .... unit driver
Miroslaw Syta .... driver
Jeff Wakahara .... driver: cast
Kevin Weber .... transportation coordinator
Reese Alexander .... driver: star trailers (uncredited)
Other crew
Jennine Baker .... assistant production accountant
Eddie Booth .... location manager
Warren Clark .... set security
Phil Claydon .... assistant production coordinator
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Robin Craine .... production assistant
Steve Cronick .... production accountant
Anna Evans .... runner
Darren Giblin .... second assistant production coordinator
Diana Hadden .... production coordinator
Lucy Hadden .... assistant script supervisor
Rena Hanover .... production assistant
Chris Hill .... location manager
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Cathy Landry .... assistant production accountant
Clive Noakes .... laboratory liaison
Darin Oishi .... production accountant: Canadian shoot
Catherine Olding .... stand-in
Jennifer Osborne .... assistant production coordinator: Canada
James Pout .... post production trainee
Emma Poyntz .... script assistant
Sephira Salazar .... location scout
Amy Ashworth .... thanks
Natasha Baldwin .... thanks
Nathalie Guizol .... thanks
Albert Hasson .... thanks
Stephen Hawking .... thanks (as Professor Stephen Hawking)
James Huth .... thanks
Ross Pelling .... thanks
David Pond .... thanks
Marc Robinson .... thanks
Peter Safran .... thanks
Mat Schneck .... thanks
Eli Selden .... thanks
Richard Soames .... thanks

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Filmed over a period of 32 days, this film went straight to DVD in the United States.See more »
Continuity: When Charlie goes to his new job for "Sentel Call Center" with his car, he drops his keys and food package. His keys sink into a puddle, but the pocket does not. However, on the screen we see that Charlie picks up both of them from the puddle, totally wet.See more »
[first lines]
Charlie:[Charlie is narrating] My name is Charlie Wood.
Charlie:I think I made a big mistake...
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Movie Connections:
References "Columbo" (1971)See more »
Money (That's What I Want)See more »


What is the song that plays just before Charlie, Gus and Josie nearly crash into the fat guy that needs his insulin shot
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99 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
Funniest film I've seen in a LONG time..., 30 November 2006
Author: Limbastic from London

As a huge fan of the likes of Tarrantino, Fincher, and the Coen brothers, I'm betting that the skewed nature of the comedy is not going to be for everyone, but if you like your movies heavy on the WTF quotient, this one's for you.

I saw it at the Cardiff Film Festival last week, and the audience couldn't get enough of it. Really a fun "laughing your arse off" kind of a time. The twists, surprises, and laughs build and build to an ending which I won't give away but was not at all what I expected. Pegg and Schwimmer are a crack comedy duo, but the addition of Eve to the antics ups the ante nicely. It loses a star for taking a bit longer to get going than I would have liked, but I'm not quite sure how I would have cracked that particular nut.

All in all, this film's got more energy sparking off it than anything that's come down the pipe in quite a while. Will be seeing it again this weekend with my mates. GO BIG NOTHING!

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