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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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Release Date:
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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Original, disturbing, hilarious! See more (82 total) »


  (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
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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Also Known As:
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?

At one point in the movie, a Deputy asks David Schwimmer's character what his name is and he says Stephen Hawking. Alice Eve appeared in the BBC drama movie Hawking (2004) (TV).See more »
Miscellaneous: There is a typo in the end credits. The copyright warning reads "distribution of exhibition" instead of "distribution or exhibition".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:
Fin De SiècleSee 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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91 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
Original, disturbing, hilarious!, 3 December 2006
Author: medina from United Kingdom

This movie really caught me by surprise. I hadn't heard about it until about two days before the release and decided to give it a chance. I didn't regret it! Big Nothing is the story of two nice losers who decide to blackmail a porn-addicted priest. A fool-proof plan. Needless to say, everything goes wrong. Big Nothing made me laugh my head off and managed to shock me quite a few times, which is what made it so unique. Superficially, it might look like another crime caper but the sheer number of twists and turns and the fun factor of the whole thing really sets it apart from the rest of the pack. And just when you think you get the gist of it, the tone itself changes, and you're leaving the caper behind to plunge into a downright Gothic, although still hilarious, movie. It's a very intense ride which made me feel almost battered after the screening. My friends reacted in pretty much the same way. We laughed so hard we cried, and we jumped our of our seats quite a few times. I suspect some people will be disturbed by the tone change, but that's what makes the movie so unique in my opinion. It seems to get great reviews overall, although I read a couple of nasty ones in the press. Those guys are probably too old for that kind of ride, and I actually wouldn't recommend it to anyone wearing a pacemaker. Nothing's perfect in this world, although I have a hard time finding what I didn't like. Kick-ass soundtrack and photography complemented the storyline perfectly. A fantastically punk movie. Disco-lovers should give it a miss! This was my very first review. More to come!

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