The Big Bang (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  3 February 2011 (Bahrain)
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A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Cruz
Julie Kestral / Lexie Persimmon
Fay Neman
Niels Geck
Zooey Wigner
Anton 'The Pro' Protopov
Robert Ernie Lee ...
Rachel Handler ...
Minkowski's Stripper


A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, three brash LAPD detectives, an aged billionaire looking for the Big Bang, and the billionaire's stunningly gorgeous wife. The solution to the mystery will cost ten lives, net $30 million and just might explain - well - everything. Written by Anonymous

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The search for the ultimate missing person ends... at the beginning of time. See more »

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2011 (Bahrain)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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The character Fay Neman is likely a reference to the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, famous for, among other things, his work relating to sub-atomic particles. See more »


Detective Frizer: Who was it? Who crashed the party?
Ned Cruz: Well, that... that... that's simple. The guys who had been shadowing Anton, then tailing me... the guys in the Lincoln Town car. I can describe them. One is a fucking sociopath, who never finished first grade and who nobody likes. Another is a broken down family man, with nothing... nothing to show for his life. And the third guy... wears brown shoes and a black suit because he can't tell the difference between right and wrong.
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A whole lot of fun if you just pay attention
18 January 2011 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Some very good acting (especially from Sam Elliot), an unusual script filled with sometimes strangely funny references to cosmological and particle physics, and a jazzy style of direction lead to an inexpensive, yet engaging "private detective" story. Antonio Banderas' Latin, fish-out-of-water accent (the detective) initially seems odd for such an iconic American role, but in short order, it just blends-in with the many other off-center characters and events that populate the film.

It's flaws are irrelevant and understandable considering its limited budget and shooting schedule; it's a refreshing hour and a half of entertaining stuff that smartly never takes itself too seriously.

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