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The Big Snit (1985)

A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

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Richard Condie

Writer:

Richard Condie (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Jay Brazeau ... (voice)
Ida Osler Ida Osler ... (voice)
Randy Woods Randy Woods ... (voice)
Bill Guest Bill Guest ... (voice)
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What would you do if humanity faced total annihilation in the shape of a full-scale nuclear attack? Would you still have time--or the appetite--for a dramatic game of Scrabble and a fiery domestic quarrel, or would you rather think back to when you were young, and everything was peachy? With this in mind, would your never-failing handsaw be of any use? In the end, would you still be able to boost your Scrabble score? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy hűhó See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Mono

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Color
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The best existential animation i have ever seen.
16 May 2006 | by stiffjesusSee all my reviews

'The Big Snit' came into my life complete by accident and has left an indelible mark on my soul. A scar of love, destruction and pointlessness that will forever be a part of my life. This is tale of beautiful futility. We are helpless without each other. We are helpless against governmental wrong-doings. We are helpless as to the choices we all try to make when in love. Deaf to the mutterings and goings on of an world outside the window. Blind to an inevitable apocalypse. Dumb of the hatred and greedy opinions of an over-indulgent society. This is a tale of personal commitment and triumphant love defeating the ideologies of war. Their petty bickering is a sublime observation of human nature and of how love comes with it's pains and darkness Everyone has some irritating aspect to their personality and this is observed by the makers in the most simplistic and fantastic way. We travel only a short distance with the two main characters but are left wanting to complete our own journeys with a some of their simple,loving, honest philosophy in tow. I am so very glad that i exist in this 'our time'. Another 20 years either side of my birth date, and i would not have seen and felt.... ....The Big Snit. William White. Sheffield.


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