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Big Fan -- A hardcore New York Giants football fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patton Oswalt ... Paul Aufiero

Kevin Corrigan ... Sal

Michael Rapaport ... Philadelphia Phil

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Paul's Mom

Serafina Fiore ... Gina Aufiero

Gino Cafarelli ... Jeff Aufiero
Jonathan Hamm ... Quantrell Bishop

Matt Servitto ... Detective Velardi
Joe Garden ... Dennis

Polly Humphreys ... Christine
Scott Ferrall ... Sports Dogg
Sidné Anderson ... Hospital Doctor (as Sidne Anderson)
Julian Lane ... Birthday Boy
Caroline Gallo ... Gina and Jeff Daughter
Maya Louise Dispenza ... Christine and Dennis Daughter
Cookie Bradshaw ... Law-Office Ad Woman
Malik Jacobs ... Shady House Guy
Jason Hardee ... Quantrell Buddy #1
Ronnie Amadi ... Quantrell Buddy #2
Angel Estrada ... Quantrell Buddy #3
Billy Parker ... Quantrell Buddy #4
Farouk Adelekan ... Quantrell Buddy #5
Mifit Hodzic ... Strip Club Valet
Michael Mederrick ... Doorman
Miranda Rhyne ... Cashier
Nicole Mcgee ... Bartender
Latawnya Haynes ... Waitress
Dan Dinenberg ... Bouncer #1 (as Dr. Dan Dinenberg)
Sebastian Elliott ... Bouncer #2
Christiane Figueiredo ... Paul and Sal's Stripper
Carla Carvalho ... Stripper #1
Natasha ... Stripper #2
Makenzie ... Stripper #3
Christine Elizabeth ... Stripper #4
Chyna ... Stripper #5
Nick Stevens ... Play-By-Play Announcer
Wilson Hall ... Color Commentator
Alan P. Cross ... Zone Reporter Ed Rosen (as Alan Cross)
Nick Gallo ... Radio Caller
Ginny Sisti ... Parking Garage Driver #1
Paul Sisti ... Passenger #1
Jordan Cohn ... Parking Garage Driver #2
Daniella Tineo-Cohn ... Passenger #2

Joe Caniano ... Parking Garage Driver #3
Debbie Sutin ... Parking Garage Driver #4
Robert Siegel ... Front-Lawn Reporter #1

Yori Tondrowski ... Front-Lawn Reporter #2
Tom Epstein ... Parking Garage Reporter
Cabbie ... Wrong Phil

Josh Trank ... Wrong Phil's Buddy (as Joshua Trank)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rickert ... Eagles Fan (uncredited)
Annette Santrello ... Corrections Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert D. Siegel 
Writing credits
Robert D. Siegel (written by)

Produced by
Elan Bogarin .... producer
Jessica Cassimatis .... co-executive producer
Johnny Cassimatis .... co-executive producer
Jen Cohn .... executive producer
Nick Gallo .... associate producer
Jean Kouremetis .... producer
Mike Loew .... associate producer
Joan Siegel .... co-associate producer
Josh Trank .... co-producer (as Joshua Trank)
Original Music by
Philip Nashel-Watts  (as Philip Watts)
Cinematography by
Michael Simmonds (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Josh Trank (edited by) (as Joshua Trank)
Casting by
Robert D. Siegel  (as Robert Siegel)
Production Design by
Sharoz Makarechi 
Costume Design by
Vera Chow 
Makeup Department
Billie Budd .... additional makeup
Zak Coldicutt .... additional hair stylist
Rondi Scott .... key hair
Rondi Scott .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yori Tondrowski .... assistant director
Josh Trank .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Miranda Rhyne .... art department production assistant
Greg Thran .... storyboard artist
Daniella Tineo-Cohn .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Adam Fedock .... additional boom operator
Ralph Kelsey .... post-production sound: Broadway Sound
Jim Mackil .... assistant sound editor
Shiho Miyazawa .... boom operator
Philip Nashel-Watts .... sound designer and mixer (as Philip Watts)
Eric Walendzinski .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Shelly Sabel .... additional lighting
Adam Schwartz .... visual effects
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Jon Trosky .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Casinelli .... assistant camera (as Libby Casinelli)
Sébastien Cros .... gaffer
Sébastien Cros .... set photographer
Nick D'Agostino .... additional grip
Glenn Glasser .... still photographer
Aric Jacobson .... gaffer
Brian MacLean .... key grip
Nick Morr .... camera department production assistant
Michael O'Brien .... additional electrician
Landon Pallian .... grip
David Steele .... assistant photographer
Marque DeWinter .... red camera consultant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Kahn .... conformer
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Mackil .... additional post-production services
Michael Smollin .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Jim Black .... music clearances: Clearsongs Inc.
Gabe Hilfer .... music clearances
Philip Nashel-Watts .... digital score arranger (as Philip Watts)
Philip Nashel-Watts .... digital score producer (as Philip Watts)
Transportation Department
Anthony 'Seek' Morris .... transportation captain
Other crew
Cody Adams .... production assistant (as Cody Peace Adams)
David Sherman Broad .... production assistant (as David Broad)
Sam Burd .... production assistant (as Samuel Burd)
Caroline Creashead .... production assistant
Michael Donaldson .... legal counsel (as Michael C. Donaldson)
Julian Federman .... production assistant
Nick Gallo .... assistant location manager
Jonathan Gray .... legal services: Gray Krauss
Jocelyn Guest .... production assistant
Jason Gurnick .... technical consultant
Andrew Hurwitz .... sales agent
Fallon Jethroe .... production assistant
Mike Loew .... location manager
Johanna Lovett .... production assistant
Colleen McFawn .... production assistant (as Colleen Mcfawn)
Brandon Meyer .... production assistant
Sean O'Brien .... production assistant
Aaron Pollock .... title designer: main titles
Filippo M. Prandi .... production assistant (as Filippo Prandi)
Malena Rogers .... production assistant
John Rosana .... production assistant
Leo Santana .... production assistant
Annette Santrello .... key production assistant
Corinne Schneider .... production assistant
Rashad Wright .... production assistant
Richard Abramowitz .... special thanks
Ed Adler .... thank you
Harvey Altman .... special thanks
Ernest Ballard .... thank you
Tyondai Braxton .... special thanks
Terry Brown .... special thanks
Geoff Cook .... special thanks
Marque DeWinter .... special thanks (as Marque Dewinter)
Janine England .... thank you
Vincent Farrell .... thank you
Ian Fearn .... special thanks
Nancy Feingold .... special thanks
Katie Finch .... thank you
Jill Footlick .... special thanks
Dylan Franklin .... thank you
Alan Gallo .... special thanks
Christine Gallo .... special thanks
Daniel Glass .... thank you
Jason Gurnick .... thank you
Amy Heckerling .... special thanks
Doris Heckerling .... special thanks
Jean-Marc Joseph .... special thanks
Arthur Kale .... thank you
Lou Lane .... thank you
Melissa Lane .... thank you
Jim Mackil .... special thanks
Francis Mansfield .... thank you
Gene McHugh .... thank you
Gregory McKnight .... special thanks (as Greg Mcknight)
Michelle McNamara .... thank you (as Michelle Mcnamara)
Alicia Nashel .... special thanks (as Alicia Nashel-Watts)
Amanda Power .... special thanks
Peggy Power .... special thanks
Maureen Reynolds .... special thanks
Jesse Rosen .... special thanks
Billy Rosenblatt .... special thanks
Gary Rubin .... special thanks
Alan Sacks .... special thanks
Joan Siegel .... special thanks
Milton Siegel .... special thanks
Alex Sledge .... thank you
Ryan Smith .... special thanks
Hilary Stabb .... special thanks
Daniel Steinman .... special thanks (as Dan Steinman)
Michelle Stockwell .... special thanks
Matt Summers .... special thanks
Zach Superior .... special thanks
Rachel Sutin .... special thanks
Robert Thayer .... thank you
Rick Tickman .... thank you
Emma Trank .... special thanks
Pamela Trank .... special thanks
Richard Trank .... special thanks
Amy Westcott .... special thanks
Adam Wooley .... thank you
Andy Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
USA:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | USA:R (certificate #45464)

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An infomercial from "Pitchmen" (2009) star Anthony Sullivan is heard playing on the television.See more »
Factual errors: When Paul's friend shows Paul the Giant's upcoming schedule, it only shows a 14 game season (should be 16).See more »
Paul Aufiero:He was rusty.See more »
Movie Connections:
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Giant movie!, 30 January 2010
Author: meeza ( from Miami, Fl

How big is the small independent movie "Big Fan"? Well if you are a fervent football fan, then to certain extents you will relate to the film's protagonist Paul Aufiero; a die hard New York Giants fan whose life revolves around following the pigskin team and one of its star players Linebacker Quantrell Bishop. If you are not a football aficionado, then my daring prediction is that you will still be taken by its narrative's character study on obsession as a way of life. So "Big Fan" did not make big bucks at the box office. So what! It still sacked plenty of dynamic film-making richness in Writer-Director Robert Siegel's brilliant look on one man's fixation for his favorite football team. Patton Oswalt's marvelous performance as Aufiero was of thespian Pro Bowl caliber. Oswalt fired away… sorry maybe wrong choice of words for JFK Stadium Philly fans. What I meant to say is that Oswalt scores high with his portrayal of a sports nut who spends most of his working day as a park attendant writing discourse for his ritual nightly call-in to a sports radio talk show. Aufiero, near 40, still lives with his whining mother. His injury attorney brother Jeff, Jeff's archetypical New York attorney wife Gina, and Paul's other sibling Christine think that Paul is an immature "get a life" slacker whose New York Giants worship has caused him brain damage. Even though Paul's family is not on the "They Might Be Giants" team, they still love him and what him to flourish professionally & personally. The plot of "Big Fan" takes a stalking play-call turn when Auferio follows the Bishop to a Strip Club (somehow that does not sound right) and the Linebacker does an off-the-field "unsportsmanlike penalty" play by beating the crapola out of Paul. However, the deranged Aufiero does not intercept Bishop's playing career by pressing charges against the millionaire footballista. Kevin Corrigan's exceptional performance as Paul's Giants-Loving best buddy Sal well complimented Oswalt's Aufiero. This rocking "They Are Most Certainly Giants" duo were a big hit during their shared screen time. Michael Rapaport flew like an eagle in his brief scene-stealing supporting performance as the obnoxious Philadelphia Eagles fan Phil, which in some odd way could be classified as the villain of "Big Fan". Other supporting performances that tailgated the aforementioned fine acting of the film was carried by Marcia Jean Kurtz as Paul's Mom, Gino Cafarelli as brother Jeff, and Serafina Fiore as Gina. Siegel's game plan on the writing & direction of "Big Fan" was fantastic with its authenticity, creativity, and connectivity. And what an original trick plot play does Siegel call during the 4th Quarter of this movie! You just gotta see it! But at the end of the game, it was General Patton Oswalt's mesmeric starring performance that enamored me the most to be a big fan of "Big Fan". ***** Excellent

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