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Big Fan (2009)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  18 January 2009 (USA)
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A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sal
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Philadelphia Phil
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Paul's Mom
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Gina Aufiero
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Jeff Aufiero
Jonathan Hamm ...
Quantrell Bishop
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Detective Velardi
Joe Garden ...
Dennis
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Christine
Scott Ferrall ...
Sports Dogg
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Hospital Doctor (as Sidne Anderson)
Julian Lane ...
Caroline Gallo ...
Gina and Jeff Daughter
Maya Louise Dispenza ...
Christine and Dennis Daughter
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Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. Written by Big Fan Productions, Inc.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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18 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,266 (USA) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

$234,422 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Trivia

In the film, Quantrell Bishop wears number 54 for the Giants. In reality, the number 54 belonged to inside linebacker Jonathan Goff during the period when the film takes place. See more »

Goofs

The bar "Sharky's" seen towards the end of the film where Paul Aufiero encounters Philadelphia Phil is actually located in the northern section of Staten Island, and not Philadelphia where the scene was supposed to have taken place. See more »

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Paul Aufiero: He was rusty.
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In the Chevelet
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Written by Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson)
Performed by Krayzie Bone
Courtesy of RBC Records
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a profound and thoroughly remarkable character study marked by a magnetic performance of Patton Oswalt
25 March 2010 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Big Fan stands as a profound and thoroughly remarkable character study marked by a magnetic performance of Patton Oswalt. He excels as Paul Aufiero, a life-long fan of New York Giants being brutally hit by one of Giants' top players in a strip club. Oswalt is equally sympathetic and believable starring as this deeply troubled character. His performance is the chief, but thankfully not the only reason to see Big Fan. Writer-director Robert Siegel regards the sports fanaticism as an addiction and that gives his film the necessary gravitas: its power and its credibility. The script is devoid of clichés with many well-observed situations thrown in and several ingenious twists you won't see coming. As a result, you observe Paul falling into decay with great anxiety combined with care. Siegel crafts a subversive comedy, funny and bleak in equal measures. It also works as a peculiar take on the pathology of sports mania.


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