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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.

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Tony Krantz

Writer:

Erik Jendresen

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

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Their search for the ultimate missing person. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2011 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

The diamond job See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The sepia feel of the visuals of the sex scene between Antonio Banderas and Autumn Reeser was inspired by a book of nude photographs by Scott Caan, owned by Director Tony Krantz. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Detective Frizer: Tell us everything you did, everything you know and tell us now.
Ned Cruz: Or else what? Poley is gonna hit me? It may get my sight back.
Detective Poley: Anything that helps, yeah.
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Stylistic and groovy, but not quite dynamite.
20 May 2011 | by MLacheySee all my reviews

If you're a fan of the detective genre, this movie is worth a watch.

The use of lighting and color throughout the film was a huge boon as it really drew you further into the mystery and storyline. The script was clever, maybe trying to be a bit too clever in linking metaphors and accurate(?) science.

The acting was above par-excellent from the entire cast and it is only when the scenes rely a bit too much on the script where things seem to struggle. (Whoever wrote the insults however get's a solid A-)

Is the movie cliché? Yes. However, I never found myself trying to fill in the next line or scene because I was never really bored watching the story unfold.

The soundtrack felt well suited and the overall polish on production was good.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Hope you are too!


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