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The Big Sick ()


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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 87 nominations.
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Kumail
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Emily
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Beth
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Terry
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Azmat
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Sharmeen
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Naveed
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CJ
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Mary
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Chris
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Khadija
Myra Lucretia Taylor ...
Nurse Judy
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Bob Dalavan
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Andy Dodd
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Sam Highsmith
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Fatima (as Shenaz Treasurywala)
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Jesse
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Zubeida
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Yazmin
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Denise
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Nurse Bette
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Dr. Wright
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Dr. Cunningham
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Dr. Whelan
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Dr. Spellman
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Dr. Platt
Lawrence Ballard ...
Dr. Lewin
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Sumera
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Racist Heckler
Susham Bedi ...
Tina (Khadija's Mother)
Rahul Bedi ...
Farhan (Khadija's Father)
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Fast Food Cashier
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Waiting Room Person 1
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Waiting Room Person 2
Marilyn Torres ...
Waiting Room Person 3
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Waiting Room Person 4
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Waiting Room Person 5
Charles Gould ...
Waiting Room Person 6
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Party Goer 1
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Party Goer 2
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Party Goer 3
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Party Goer 4
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Restaurant Boy (uncredited)
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Bethany (uncredited)
Amanda Glaze ...
Kumail's Uber Passenger Staring at Phone (uncredited)
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Woman Next to CJ at Kumail's Final Gig (uncredited)
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Chrissy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Showalter ... (directed by)

Written by

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Emily V. Gordon ... (written by) &
Kumail Nanjiani ... (written by)

Produced by

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Judd Apatow ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Glen Basner ... executive producer
Ben Browning ... executive producer
Amanda Glaze ... co-producer
Emily V. Gordon ... executive producer
Barry Mendel ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Kumail Nanjiani ... executive producer
Jeremy Kipp Walker ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Andrews ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Brian Burgoyne ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Nassau

Editorial Department

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Alex Bickel ... digital intermediate colorist
Luis Cuevas ... assistant editor
Dave Francis ... additional colorist
Stacey Lee ... data manager
Josh Olive ... colorist: dailies
Michelle Perkowski ... technical assistant
Sean R. Smith ... on-line editor
Leah Tuscano ... assistant editor
Zach Wolf ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Gayle Keller ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Brandon Tonner-Connolly

Art Direction by

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Andy Eklund

Costume Design by

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Sarah Mae Burton

Makeup Department

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Bert Reo Anderson ... hair stylist (as Reo Anderson)
Tonia Ciccone ... hair department head
Joshua Gericke ... hair stylist (as Josh Gericke)
Toni Roman ... key hair stylist
Kirsten Sylvester ... key makeup artist
Raquel Vivve ... makeup artist
Leo Won ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Joseph Latson ... additional production supervisor
Annie Tan ... production supervisor
Jeremy Kipp Walker ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicholas R. Bell ... first assistant director (as Nicholas Bell)
Adam Bernard ... second assistant director
Scott Bowers ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Shane Aitchison ... art department coordinator
Vinita Bakhale ... Graphic Artist
Lazaro Benet ... set dresser
Lauren Brown ... property master
Christina Dunham ... buyer
Nicole Eckenroad ... graphic designer
Mary Kate Golding ... art department production assistant
Natalie Hoffman ... graphic artist
Susan Huyett ... art department intern
Laura Lerner ... charge scenic
Melanie Merrill ... props
Jack Mortellaro Jr. ... leadman

Sound Department

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Jerry Cox ... boom operator
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas ... foley editor
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Gerald Donlan ... dialogue editor: additional
Dan Edelstein ... adr editor
Mark Filip ... sound effects editor
Michael Fowler ... adr mixer
Sean Garnhart ... sound effects editor
Sebastian Henshaw ... foley artist
Charles R. Hunt ... sound mixer
Mark Linden ... re-recording mixer
Tyler Newhouse ... adr recordist
Tara A. Paul ... re-recording mixer
Tom Paul ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Paul Reed ... boom operator
Carl Shillito ... foley mixer
Carlos Sotolongo ... adr mixer

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Fangge Chen ... visual effects artist
Lucien Harriot ... visual effects supervisor
Neal Jonas ... visual effects artist
Melissa Kivell ... production coordinator
Saffia Rahimtoola ... visual effects artist
Kathereena Singh ... post production coordinator

Stunts

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Jeremy Sample ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cliff Alphonse ... grip
Ron Bishop ... lamp operator
Pierrot Colonna ... camera operator
Connor Dwyer ... best boy grip
Sally Foster ... grip
Anthony Gamiello ... grip
Matthew Harding ... camera loader
Andy Hensler ... additional loader
Htat Htut ... b camera 1st assistant
Ari Issler ... a camera operator
Blake Johnson ... a camera second assistant
Casey David Johnson ... b camera second assistant
Andrew Juhl ... a camera first assistant
Bira Kaye-Nassoko ... lamp operator
Chris Keenan ... grip
Frank Larson ... b camera operator
Eric Lutz ... lamp operator (as Erik Lutz)
Parrish McClean ... grip
Gregory Pace ... additional second assistant camera
Filipp Penson ... b camera first assistant
Brent Poleski ... key grip
Nicole Rivelli ... still photographer
Daniel D. Sariano ... additional camera operator
Sarah Shatz ... additional still photographer
Anthony Strube ... lamp operator
Nicholas Timmons ... additional first assistant: b camera

Casting Department

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Sarah Cooney ... casting assistant
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Allison Kirschner ... casting associate
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nicole Capogna ... key costumer
Lauren Colbert ... costume coordinator
Ismyrne Geffrard ... additional set costumer
Maeve Kelly ... assistant costume designer
Nicole Lambusta ... costume production assistant
Ember Roth ... costumer
Megan Sanders ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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DJ Campbell ... location assistant
Michael L. Mizrahi ... assistant location manager
Nicholas Moore ... locations assistant
Nick Pray ... location scout
Jillian Stricker ... location manager
Jeff Vari ... location scout
Adam G. Williams ... location assistant

Music Department

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Charles M. Barsamian ... music consultant
Evelyne Datl ... composer: additional music
Ben Holiday ... musician: movie organ
Azniv Korkejian ... music editor
Meghan Persons ... music consultant (as Meghan Kozlosky)
Joe Rudge ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael E. Devereaux ... driver
P.J. Ford ... driver
George Holtzer ... transportation captain
Peter Link ... driver
Damon Tragni ... driver

Other crew

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Noor Ahmed ... production legal
Susana Ballesteros ... voice dubbing
Aaron Becker ... main title design
Kurt Braunohler ... comedy consultant
Jasmine Brotzman ... set production assistant
Michael Anthony Brown ... production assistant
Cinder Chou ... production coordinator
Wendy Cohen ... production resources
Adrian Dev ... stand-in
Michael Dondero ... production secretary
Soufiane El Khalidy ... stand-in
Elizabeth Ellerman ... additional assistant accountant
Adrienne Enderle ... production assistant
Rachel Farrar ... stand-in: Zoe Kazan
Jessie Francis ... accounting clerk
Lori Hammel ... actor: voice
Mariana Hellmund ... script supervisor
Johnny Holland ... production accountant
Adam Kersh ... unit publicist
Jocelyn Magsumbol ... office production assistant
Yelena Makarczyk ... adr director
Peter A. Marshall ... Insurance & Risk Management
Yadeed Mellman ... set production assistant
Matt Merksamer ... set production assistant
Susan Muir ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Anthony Pennachio ... production assistant
Timothy Scott Ralston ... screening operations executive
William Sepulveda ... key craft service
Nicki Slack ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Brittany Sugarman ... first assistant accountant
Eva Vedock ... key craft service

Thanks

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Samantha Bender ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Alec Berg ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Sean Clements ... special thanks
Dominic Dierkes ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Nicole Eckenroad ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Helen Ficalora ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Lisa Goldberg ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Joshua Goldstein ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Brenda Gordon ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Jerry Gordon ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Dana Gould ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
James Gunn ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Lauren Heanes ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Emily Heller ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Pete Holmes ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Krister Johnson ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Moshe Kasher ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Alex Katz ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Amanda Kirkpatrick ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Dave Kloc ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Jared Logan ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Scott McGaughey ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Robert Minell ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Cindy Minor ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Rian Murphy ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Christine Nangle ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Aijaz Nanjiani ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Shabana Nanjiani ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Aimee Quinkert ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Jonah Ray ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Matt Riddle ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Rena Ronson ... special thanks
Chuck Schumer ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Casey Shaw ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Mary Thompson ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Andrea Tietjen ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Angie Vega ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Karine Vorparian ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Stephen Wright ... the producers wish to thank the following for their assistance

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes Written by Brett Lee Swerbilow (brettswerbilow@gmail.com)

Plot Keywords
Taglines An Awkward True Story See more »
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Also Known As
  • La gran enfermedad del amor (Spain)
  • Έρωτας μετ' εμποδίων (Greece)
  • Por eso lo llaman amor (Chile)
  • Kholai ahava (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Любовь - болезнь (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,529,590, 16 Jul 2017
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $44,328,624, 21 Aug 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was released in the United States on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's tenth wedding anniversary. See more »
Goofs When Kumail is eating fast food and receives a text saying that he is supposed to be on stage in 20 minutes, the text is marked as being sent 1 day before hand. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Holly Hunter/Natasha Lyonne/Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Devil's Haircut See more »
Crazy Credits In the beginning of the end credits, photos of shown of the real-life inspiration behind the Emily character, as well as the wedding between Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and Nanjiani's real-life parents. See more »
Quotes Terry: So, uh, 9/11.
[everyone looks at Terry expectantly]
Terry: No I mean, I've always wanted to have a conversation with
[gestures at Kumail]
Terry: about it. With
[gestures again at Kumail]
Terry: people.
Kumail: You've never talked to people about 9/11?
Terry: No what's your, what's your stance?
Kumail: What's my stance on 9/11? Oh um, anti. It was a tragedy, I mean we lost 19 of our best guys.
Beth: Huh?
Kumail: That was a joke, obviously. 9/11 was a terrible tragedy. And it's not funny to joke about it.
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