6.1/10
3,676
47 user 22 critic

The Big Empty (2003)

Trailer
2:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
John Person is an actor with little work, and no money, who suddenly finds himself with an opportunity to make some quick cash by delivering a suitcase to the middle of nowhere.

Director:

Steve Anderson

Writer:

Steve Anderson
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Favreau ... John Person
Joey Lauren Adams ... Grace
Bud Cort ... Neely
Jon Gries ... Elron
Daryl Hannah ... Stella
Adam Beach ... Randy
Gary Farmer ... Indian Bob
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Ruthie
Brent Briscoe ... Dan
Melora Walters ... Candy
Kelsey Grammer ... Agent Banks
Sean Bean ... Cowboy
Alejandra Aguilan Alejandra Aguilan ... Traveler
Jay Brothers ... Traveler
Sara Fouts Sara Fouts ... Traveler
Edit

Storyline

Would be-Hollywood actor John Person always considered his bizarre neighbor Neely a conspiracy theory nut-case. Still he accepts a simple task to wipe out his over $27,000 debt: delivering a blue suitcase to some Cowboy at Baker, in the empty desert. The place proves a nest of weirdos, including extremely jealous Randy and his girl Ruthie, who seduces John. He learns Neely was murdered, and FBI agent Banks grills him as prime suspect. Yet the weirdest is still to come once Cowboy turns up. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Cowboys. Aliens. Blue suitcases and bowling balls. Strange things are happening out in the middle of nowhere. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | production company

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Baker, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, Jon Favreau said that when he read the script for The Big Empty, he was fascinated by its structure, as he didn't see where it was all going in the end. See more »

Goofs

John signs the hotel guest book, then closes it and pushes it back to the manager, but in the next shot it's open and facing him again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grace: [answers the door in her robe]
John Person: Hi. Oh, Grace, I'm sorry. I thought I heard you moving around in there. Um, listen, I can't decide.
Grace: Did you hear - about the callback?
John Person: No, not yet. I've got some new head shots.
Grace: What happened to your furniture?
John Person: I had to sell it all.
Grace: Even Your bed?
John Person: Yeah. I'm not gonna need it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

ROLLING STONE FROM TEXAS
Written and Performed by Don Walser
Courtesy of Watermelon Records
By Arrangement with Texas Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Great Movie, it has everything you look for in a motion picture!
22 November 2003 | by Jimt111See all my reviews

After seeing The Cat In The Hat, The Big Empty helped me remember what great movie making is ALL about. A terrific film, from the trailer all the way to the end credits. Dark humor, Big Laughs, Mystery, Suspense, what more could you ask for in a film?


22 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed