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The Big Bang (2010)

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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.


Tony Krantz


Erik Jendresen





Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Robert Ernie Lee ... Russell
Rachel Handler 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 thirty million dollars and just might explain everything.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Puss (Snoop Dogg) works in a building/box named "Schrodinger's". See more »


The Thunderbird Antonio is driving in most of the movie has no back seat, just half moon headrests that go into the back deck. In the last scene as they are driving away, the waitress and the gecko/lizard are in a backseat. See more »


Ned Cruz: Niels Geck calculated the probability that Anton Protopov would find him. And based on his result, he bought himself a gun.
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Poor Raymond Chandler
19 January 2011 | by battuta-952-75880See all my reviews

It seems no one has ever read a Raymond Chandler or seen one of his films, because this is a remake (without any credit to Chandler) of his book "Farewell, My Lovely". And it's not a good remake either. The mix of 1930's attempt at dialog and action doesn't always feel right in a modern setting. It can feel forced. And, it you are a Chandler fan, who is the originator of this genre, it doesn't live up to the master. Also, if you are familiar with "Farewell, My Lovely" (or the best film version "Murder, My Sweet" with an amazing Dick Powell in a career changing role for him) then there really isn't any surprise in the plot either. All in all it's a bit of a disappointment, even if I try to appreciated the attempt, and Bandera isn't that bad as a Philip Marlowe substitute.

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Release Date:

3 February 2011 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

The diamond job See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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