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The Big Year

Year:
Duration:
USA:100 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
David Frankel
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-10-14
Filming Locations: Shannon Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $41,000,000
Opening Weekend: $3,251,884 (USA) (16 October 2011)
Gross: $7,204,138 (USA) (18 December 2011)
Cast
Actor
Character
Joel McHale
Joel McHale
The Big Year
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
The Big Year
John Cleese
Historical Montage Narrator (voice)
Jack Black
Brad Harris
Zahf Paroo
Prasad
Stacey Scowley
Vicki
Michael Karl Richards
Vicki's Fiancée
Owen Wilson
Kenny Bostick
Steve Martin
Stu Preissler
Kevin Pollak
Jim Gittelson
JoBeth Williams
Edith Preissler
Paul Campbell
Tony
Cindy Busby
Susie
Greg Kean
Computer Birder
Eva Bourne
Birder's Daughter
Bill Dow
Dr. Paul Elkin
Barry Shabaka Henley
Dr. Neil Kramer
Dianne Wiest
Brenda
Brian Dennehy
Raymond
Anthony Anderson
Bill Clemont
June Squibb
Old Lady
Craig Bockhorn
Lawyer
Jim Parsons
Crane
Anjelica Huston
Annie Auklet
Rashida Jones
Ellie
Tim Blake Nelson
Fuchs
Joey Aresco
Frank Falucci
Ryan Caltagirone
Frank Jr.
Al Roker
New York Weatherman
Christopher Mann
Security Guard
Jan Bos
Local Newsman (High Island)
Kate Gajdosik
Local Newswoman (High Island)
William Samples
British Tourist
Scott Patey
Birder (High Island)
Marci T. House
Troop Leader
Michael Bean
Waiter
Steven Weber
Rick McIntire
Christopher Redman
Scott
Devon Weigel
Karen
Andrew Wilson
Mike Shin
Gabrielle Rose
Mary Swit
Calum Worthy
Colin Debs
Doreen Ramus
CB Announcer
Terence Kelly
Pete Shackelford
Steve Darling
Anchorage Weatherman.
Jon Frankel
Anchorage Anchorman
David Lewis
Lanky Birder
Kath Dugray
Motel Manager
Jesse Moss
Darren
Morgan Brayton
Ferry Ticket Seller
Corbin Bernsen
Gil Gordon
Sheelah Megill
Nurse
Nate Torrence
Ted Simkin
Veena Sood
Nurse Katie
Dee Jay Jackson
Parking Attendant
Calvin Lee
Chinese Waiter
Tshering Garie
Chinese Waitress
Jackson Handy
Attu Birder
Tomas Mureika
Coffee Shop Patron (uncredited)
Markley Rizzi
Lawyer
Did you know?
Trivia
Steve Carell and Dustin Hoffman were both attached to star at one point.
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Steve Martin wrote much of the music in his 2011 album,"Rare Bird Alert" (Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers) while on the set for this movie.
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Goofs
The Pink-footed Goose, a North Atlantic species which occasionally vagrates from its European breeding range to the Northeastern coastal states, has never been seen in Texas or Colorado as shown in the film.
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A Great Gray Owl is shown as being found in Virginia. A species of the Northern boreal forest, this raptor is mainly distributed in Canada and Alaska. It only typically ventures into the contiguous United States in the Northern Rocky Mountains and has never been found in Virginia.
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From their location on the Oregon Coast, Fuchs recommends a hotel on Highway 101, half way to Mount Shasta. Highway 101 runs along the California Coast. Mount Shasta is in the middle of Northern California, on Interstate Five.
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Quotes
On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] This is a true story. On Screen Text: Only the facts have been changed. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Stu Preissler: [Sitting in a bar] Bostick saw snowcocks.
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Brad Harris: There is going to be major fallout in a few hours.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Cut?
A
The Extended Cut, which was released as a Blu-ray exclusive, features "the NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN EXTENDED Version of the Film with OUTRAGEOUS ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE Not shown in Theaters!" - according to the marketing department. Back to earth: The Extended Cut runs approx. 3 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version and features solely scene extensions that are rather pointless. Nonetheless one can find a detailed comparison between both versions with pictures over here.In addition, much of the voice over done in the theatrical version done by Jack Black is done, with some extended dialogue, by John Cleese.
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Photos from cast
Joel McHale Rosamund Pike