The Big Picture (film)


The Big Picture (film)

Infobox Film
name = The Big Picture


image_size =
caption = DVD cover
director = Christopher Guest
producer = Michael Varhol
Richard Gilbert Abramson
writer = Christopher Guest
Michael Varhol
Michael McKean
narrator =
starring = Kevin Bacon
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = 1989
runtime = 100 min.
country = U.S.
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0096926

"The Big Picture" was a 1989 movie starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest.

Plot

In a fictionalized version of Tinseltown itself, Nick Chapman is an up and coming film director hot off the win of a student academy award for his short film. No sooner does the award bring him into the limelight when it captures the attention of a movie executive (J.T. Walsh) who offers Nick a deal to make his dream picture: a character-driven drama taking place in a cabin during the winter season. Everything seems all well and good to Nick, who's also got a good girlfriend (Emily Longstreth) by his side and his best friend (Michael McKean) always there to lend a hand. But when Nick sees his vision corrupted, his deal just disappearing into thin air because of corporate changes and a seduction to the Hollywood lifestyle, Nick might be changing on his friends and family. It doesn't really help when he's got a smarmy agent (Martin Short) whose promise seems empty, a starlet (Teri Hatcher) playing with his mind and the grim reminder that all of his much less-talented and much more self-satisfied classmates are working successfully in Hollywood, Nick is finally getting a chance to look at the big picture at hand. Jennifer Jason Leigh also stars in the film as a kooky but loyal friend and classmate of Nick's, who ultimately proves to be a career savior.

Cast

*Kevin Bacon as Nick Chapman
*Emily Longstreth as Susan Rawlings
*J.T. Walsh as Allen Habel
*Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lydia Johnson
*Michael McKean as Emmet Sumner
*Kim Miyori as Jenny Sumner
*Teri Hatcher as Gretchen
*Dan Schneider as Jonathan Tristan-Bennet
*Jason Gould as Carl Manknik
*Tracy Brooks Swope as Lori Pressman
*Don Franklin as Todd Marvin
*Gary Kroeger as Mark
*Fran Drescher as Polo Habel

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0096926|title=The Big Picture


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