Big Love
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Big Love

Duration:
60 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
7.6
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 40 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Mentryville, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Robert Beltran
Robert Beltran
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Tina Majorino
Tina Majorino
Big Love
Anne Dudek
Anne Dudek
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Kyle Gallner
Kyle Gallner
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Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne
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Bill Paxton
Bill Henrickson
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Barb Henrickson
Chloƫ Sevigny
Nicolette Grant
Ginnifer Goodwin
Margene Heffman
Douglas Smith
Ben Henrickson
Grace Zabriskie
Lois Henrickson
Keegan Holst
Wayne Henrickson
Matt Ross
Alby Grant
Garrett Gray
Raymond Henrickson
Joel McKinnon Miller
Don Embry
Amanda Seyfried
Sarah Henrickson
Shawn Doyle
Joey Henrickson
Melora Walters
Wanda Henrickson
Mary Kay Place
Adaleen Grant
Harry Dean Stanton
Roman Grant
Daveigh Chase
Rhonda Volmer
Bruce Dern
Frank Harlow
Jolean Wejbe
Tancy Henrickson
Mireille Enos
JoDean Marquart
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Trivia
The show's fictional fundamentalist group, the "United Effort Brotherhood", is in some ways similar to and was largely inspired by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints whose financial and legal wing is called the "United Effort Plan". The FLDS is one of the most prolific and well-known remaining groups of polygamists claiming to be the successors of the original LDS church.
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Amanda Seyfried, Kyle Gallner and Tina Majorino were series regulars on Veronica Mars (2004).
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In an interview shortly after the end of the series, show creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer clarified that despite some viewers' confusion, Frank did not commit suicide during the last episode - he only helped Lois to do so.
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Goofs
You often don't see the time on any of the stoves or microwaves, as though they are not plugged in.
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Barb has a list of everyone's birthdays and social security numbers that she uses to find out information about one of her sister-wives. However, in some episodes the birth years listed do not match the ages given for the characters. At least two of the birthdays [for Nicolette and Margene] are the actual birthdays of the actresses and not the characters. The birth year given for Barb would make her the same age as Nikki, but she is clearly portrayed as being about 10 years older.
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Faq
Q
What is the "U" and the "Y"
A
The "Y" is Brigham Young University. Located in Provo, Utah about 45 min south of SLC. Frequently the University of Utah is called the "U" and BYU is the "Y".
Q
Does the series represent the beliefs of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints?
A
No. Although "Big Love" depicts the Utah common man situation in many ways, LDS Mormons have not practiced polygamy since 1890. Any new case of polygamy has led to excommunication from the Church since then. It's true that there are many so-called fundamentalist groups in Utah who call themselves "Mormons", most of them still practicing polygamy, but those groups are not part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Given this, polygamous families' depiction in the LDS Chapels or Temples, as well as some other Mormon situations, such as baptisms, civil marriages or even Temple ordinances, should be treated as free literacy by the writers of the drama argument itself, but not as the reality of most Mormon's beliefs and practices.The official posicion of the LDS Church on "Big Love" can be found in the following links: http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/church-responds-to-questions-on-hbo-s-big-love http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/the-publicity-dilemma
Q
How did the family end up polygamous?
A
Nicky came to help Barb and Bill when Barb discovered she had cancer and thought she was going to die. During that period Bill either rediscoverd his roots and married Nicky, or cynically used his marriage to Nicky for a loan from Roman to start Home Plus. After Nicky had her children they decided they needed a babysitter. Enter Margene and take your imagination from there. We are introduced to the series after Bill has been married to Margene long enough for her to have had two babies.Fundamentalist Mormons believe that Joseph Smith taught that a man had to have at least three wives to get to the Celestial Kingdom.
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Robert Beltran Tina Majorino Shane Conrad Mark Deklin Anne Dudek Jennifer Parsons Mike Pniewski Kyle Gallner
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