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The Big Bang -- A detective (Antonio Banderas) is asked to find a boxer's missing girlfriend and a stash of diamonds, but what starts as a missing person's case could soon mean the end of the world.
The Big Bang -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Erik Jendresen (written by)
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Release Date:
3 February 2011 (Bahrain) See more »
The search for the ultimate missing person ends... at the beginning of time. See more »
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Antonio Banderas ... Ned Cruz

Thomas Kretschmann ... Frizer

William Fichtner ... Poley

Sienna Guillory ... Julie Kestral / Lexie Persimmon

Delroy Lindo ... Skeres

Autumn Reeser ... Fay Neman

James Van Der Beek ... Adam Nova

Sam Elliott ... Simon Kestral

Jimmi Simpson ... Niels Geck

Bill Duke ... Drummer

Rebecca Mader ... Zooey Wigner

Robert Maillet ... Anton 'The Pro' Protopov

Snoop Dogg ... Puss
Robert Ernie Lee ... Russell
Rachel Handler ... Minkowski's Stripper

Sean Cook ... Bartender
Khanh Doan ... Mail Carrier
Keith MacGeagh ... Sikh
Anthony Holmes ... Jazz Band
Lindel Reason ... Jazz Band
Carlos Verde Jr. ... Jazz Band
Al Martinez ... Janitor
Chandra Bailey ... Stripper in Minkowski's
Janelle Hoffmeister ... Stripper in Minkowski's
Kristi Klicker ... Stripper in Minkowski's

Katrina McKinley ... Stripper in Minkowski's
Adrienne Thommes ... Stripper in Minkowski's
Bill Marlowe ... Skinny Faddeev
Devin Barber ... Russian Orthodox Priest
William Baker ... Mourner
Rick Ehrenstrasser ... Mourner
Donald Holmes ... Mourner
Sandra Kidd ... Mourner
Michael Mossuto ... Mourner
Florence Moyle ... Mourner
Jim Shorts ... Mourner
Sandra Sicilia ... Mourner

Johnathon Taylor Prichard ... Male Porn Star (as John Pritchard)
Shane Rice ... Male Porn Star
Bange ... Camera Man
Vincent Aurora ... Boom Operator (as Vincent Auroro)
Reece Pearson ... Clapper Guy
Jason Penrod ... Man in White Robe
Tye Scott ... Man in White Robe
Robert Martin ... LAPD Cop
Brent Schneiders ... Hospital Intern (as Brent Schneider)
Courtney Yarber ... Hospital Intern
Laura Van Der Lind ... Kepler's Waitress
Lance Ortega ... Sikh in Planck's Café
Mike Molan ... Warden
Bradley Hollibaugh ... Prison Guard (as Brad Hollibaugh)
Balkar Singh ... Sikh in Collider
Darbara Singh ... Sikh in Collider
Amandeep Kaur ... Hindu Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raymond Biddle ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
Nancy Gasper ... Nurse (uncredited)

Kent Kimball ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
Jillian Kramer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Aaron L. Ocheltree ... Mourner / Homeless man (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Krantz 
Writing credits
Erik Jendresen (written by)

Produced by
Rich Cowan .... executive producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... executive producer
Patricia Eberle .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Erik Jendresen .... producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Juan A. Mas .... supervising producer
Reece Pearson .... co-producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... producer
Richard Salvatore .... executive producer
Lewin Webb .... executive producer
Original Music by
Johnny Marr (music by)
Cinematography by
Shelly Johnson 
Film Editing by
Fred Raskin 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Nike Imoru 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Steve Arnold 
Set Decoration by
Lia Roldan 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Trista Jordan .... makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Myke Michaels .... special makeup effects designer
Nena Smarz .... makeup for Antonio Banderas
Taci Van Leuven .... key hair stylist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Ellie Winslow .... makeup artist: Mr. Lindo
Production Management
Rich Cowan .... unit production manager
Jason A. Payne .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
Johnny Martin .... second unit director
Joseph Suarez .... first assistant director
Art Department
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist
Dan Beyer .... leadman
Craig Binkley .... key armourer
Steve Broussard .... construction foreman
Trent Cotner .... artist
Trent Cotner .... tattoo design
cdavid cottrill .... property master (as Cdavid Hall-cottrill)
Vincent DeFelice .... art department coordinator
Amber Grunte .... art department runner
Heidi Habib .... set dresser
Michael P. Hunter .... key armourer
Alex Klaue .... set dresser
Susannah Lowber .... set dresser: Los Angeles
James Pendleton .... assistant property master
Michael Ruby .... charge scenic artist
Angela J. Smith .... lead
Conor Wing .... set dresser
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator: out of town (as Doug Womack)
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... supervising sound editor
Joe Dzuban .... sound re-recording mixer
Klair Ethridge .... boom operator
Wagner Fulco .... adr recording
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
George Pereyra .... sound editor
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Chris Cline .... special effects technician
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Stephen Klineburger .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Priyanka Balasubramanian .... visual effects producer
Brent Boulet .... visual effects artist
Jennie Bozic .... visual effects artist
Jess Brown .... visual effects artist
Josh Bryson .... digital compositor
Marco Cantaluppi .... digital compositor
Jayant Das .... surfacing artist
Jeff Deflorio .... digital compositor
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor
Ragui Hanna .... digital compositor
Kristin Johnson .... matte painter: Stargate Studios
Daniel Kumiega .... visual effects artist
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist: Spokane unit (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor: Spokane unit (as Jason Mckee)
Steve J. McLeod .... digital compositor
Sudipto Mukherjee .... sets modeling artist
Megan Omi .... digital compositor
Jayaprakash P.J. .... surfacing lead
Reid Paul .... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios
Jon Rhinehardt .... digital compositor
Jon Rosenthal .... digital effects artist
Anthony Safarik .... visual effects editor
Nobuteru Sasagawa .... visual effects artist
Jason C. Spratt .... visual effects producer
Brent A. Steinberg .... visual effects artist
Ryan Wieber .... digital compositor
Dan Bell .... stunt actor: Bouncer #2
Amy Davis .... stunt double: Julie Kestral
Michael Hilow .... stunt actor: Sikh
Brian Hite .... stunt actor: Bouncer #1
Oakley Lehman .... stunt double: Ned Cruz/Poley
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Edward Nickerson .... stunt actor: Russian boxer (as Eddie Nickerson)
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt double: Ned Cruz (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Shaun Bowlby .... electrician
Garrett Cantrell .... grip
Bob Clifford .... loader
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ronnie Dennis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dave Hayes .... grip
Nate Heyer .... set electrician
Coty James .... rigging electric best boy
Karen Korn .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Michael Martino .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Ryan Middleton .... rigging gaffer
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Chris Purkiss .... best boy electric
Jeremiah Skender .... rigging gaffer
Gregory D. Smith .... rigging key grip
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Davey Wilson .... rigging electric best boy
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Bernadette Angeles .... wardrobe assistant
Alayna Caryl .... set costumer
Lisa Caryl-Vukas .... wardrobe supervisor (as Lisa Caryl)
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
Andrea Medina .... costume intern
Teresa Purkiss .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Jill Bogdanowicz .... senior film colorist
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Douglas Slocum .... additional editor
Music Department
Jason Alexander .... music supervisor
Rudy Chung .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Marc Dahlstrom .... driver
Shannon Freeman .... driver: cast
Bart Heimburger .... driver
Mike Kjolso .... transportation coordinator
Shawn Odom .... driver
John Petty .... transportation captain
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Jason Yarbrough .... driver
Other crew
Phil Andrade .... assistant location manager
Hayley Arabia .... director of business affairs (as Hayley Magouirk)
Alan Lee Baker .... location scout
Laynee Busse .... stand-in
Cam Cannon .... development executive: hannibal pictures
Jonathan Collins .... director of sales
Nathaniel Connella .... production assistant
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Amanda M. Davis .... office production assistant
Justin Farris .... production assistant
Julie Fidalgo .... assistant to producer
Aaron A. Fink .... production assistant
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Brad Harland .... production accountant
Kent Kimball .... stand-in for robert maillet
Lynn Komarek .... assistant production coordinator
David Lanes .... production assistant
Marianna di Lorenzo .... choreographer (as Marianna Seney)
Pete Moroz .... location manager
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Julie Adams .... dialect coach (uncredited)

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language
101 min
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There are numerous subtle references to physics concepts including: the movie studio is called "Shrodinger's", the café is called "Planck's Constant Cafe", and the computer password Delta x Delta p is the formula for the Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle.See more »
Fay Neman:I mean, you solved everything... and you got the girl and... I got the gecko.See more »


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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Decent Film, Worth A View or Two, 25 May 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A private detective (Antonio Banderas) is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

I can imagine Antonio Banderas looking at this script and weighing in his mind if he wants it or not. Then he gets to the sex scene, and he says, "I'm in." (And I have been told he helped in casting Autumn Reeser, so this makes it even more likely.) The script is interesting, sometimes a bit bizarre, but for Banderas that is the clincher, for sure. Other than that, despite being the main character, he is actually the least interesting part of the movie.

The press release compares the film to "Sin City" and "Big Lebowski". I can see "Lebowski" somewhat, but agree completely with the "Sin City" comparison. That was actually the first thing I thought of after a few minutes of analyzing the style. The film uses odd angles (sometimes to a dangerous extreme) and saturated colors. I thought in many scenes the backgrounds were even more beautiful than the foregrounds or the people in them.

What to say about the physics angle? I have seen many complaints online from people who say the plot was not about physics and that the same story could be told with a different topic. I raised this to director Tony Krantz and he made a clear argument that physics is not just central to the plot, but the very plot itself. If you did not get this, I recommend giving the film a second view.

The Snoop Dogg claim was deeply philosophical, but I feel it was not properly explored. Is sex with men just one after another with no real difference? And whether yes or no, how does this fit into the film's overall message? I do not know, but for whatever reason -- perhaps my background in philosophy and women's studies -- this line jumped out at me.

The supporting cast is also impressive. I mean, Sam Elliott and James VanDerBeek? Incredible. Autumn Reeser truly a joy. Elliott was actually a bit weaker than usual (I think he works best when his role is minimized) but I can never say no to him or his mustache.

I do have to call out Banderas' accent. As one reviewer wrote, "Antonio Banderas's mumbling was mostly unintelligible." I would not be so harsh, but the fact remains that I missed many of his lines because he could no deliver them. I can understand Puss in Boots from "Shrek", so I know he is capable of speaking clearly... this is my only real complaint.

Pick this one up. Great film, very good twists and turns, with a blend of intrigue and sex that will grab your attention. The DVD and Blu-Ray has a few features on it, and if you are the type who loves audio commentaries (I do), director Krantz will provide you with more than a fair share of background...

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