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The Big Thing (2004)

1851: Elias Howe receives patent for an "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure" (zipper) 1889: The Eiffel Tower is completed for the Parisian World Fair of the same year BUT, one detail ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Laudan

Writer:

Carl Laudan
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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robin Wilcock ... Lucifer
Andrew Simms ... Archangel Michael
Mathieu Courtemanche Mathieu Courtemanche ... Anti-Christ
Rachelle Lefevre ... Sarah
Ion Ivanovici Ion Ivanovici ... Cartman
Karen Beverly Karen Beverly ... Bartender
Deborah Woffenden Deborah Woffenden ... Madame
Olaf Gagnon Olaf Gagnon ... Hooligan #1
Gilbert Geudreult Gilbert Geudreult ... Hooligan #2
André Côté André Côté ... The Reverend
Joanna Syrokomla ... Prostitute
John Myszak John Myszak ... Peeing Victim
Emily Newell Emily Newell ... Barking Girl
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Storyline

1851: Elias Howe receives patent for an "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure" (zipper) 1889: The Eiffel Tower is completed for the Parisian World Fair of the same year BUT, one detail that the history books never mention is that the World Ended that same year in 1889, in Paris. Just then, Lucifer & the Archangel Michael hatched a successful plan, followed it through, overcoming perilous obstacles, and got the job done. For the first time, our film documents and re-creates the End of the World as it really occurred. Written by Carl Laudan

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The history books are wrong: in 1889 Lucifer & the Archangel Michael succeeded in ending the World. For the first time, our film documents and re-creates the End of the World as it really occurred.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The End See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinéman Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Barking Girl: [on all fours on top of bar table] Woof... Woof!
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It's the end of the world as we know it, and it looks fine!
16 January 2006 | by so-30See all my reviews

A really terrific and surprisingly big, short film. Unlike many shorts I've seen (I think I served my millionth customer this afternoon), "the Big Thing" had someplace to go. It also provided a really fun ride getting there.

It was written, cast and shot extremely well. It also displays excellence in the areas less obvious, such as lighting, sound (great foley) and just the perfect amount of the right kinds of visual effects.

But, what really appealed to me the most was the seriousness with which this odd story was handled. The credibility of the entire undertaking was reliant on its excellence to a greater extreme than many other stories may have required, and the filmmakers delivered big time.


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