The Big Empty (2003)

Big Empty
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Thriller
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Wetherell Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Steve Anderson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Steven G. Kaplan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Jeffrey Kramer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Gregg L. Daniel Producer n/a 3 3000004
Steve Bickel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Chris Manley Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Scot Scalise Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jory Weitz Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Kristin M Burke Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Aaron Osborne Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Dondi Bastone Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Brian Tyler Music n/a 120781 8000001
Keith Resnick Producer n/a 3 3000003
Andrew Spaulding Producer n/a 3 3000002
Adam Beach Actor Randy 1 1000006
Bud Cort Actor Neely 1 1000007
Sean Bean Actor Cowboy 1 1000005
Jon Favreau Actor John Person 1 1000004
Kelsey Grammer Actor Agent Banks 1 1000002
Rachael Leigh Cook Actor Ruthie 1 1000003
Joey Lauren Adams Actor Grace 1 1000008
Melora Walters Actor Candy 1 1000009
Steve Anderson Director n/a 2 2000001
Douglas Mankoff Producer n/a 3 3000001
Brent Briscoe Actor Dan 1 1000012
Gary Farmer Actor Indian Bob 1 1000011
Jon Gries Actor Elron 1 1000010
Daryl Hannah Actor Stella 1 1000001
Synopsis
John Person is a 30-something struggling actor living alone and facing eviction from his unfurnished apartment in Hollywood. Behind on his rent and heavily in debt, he goes against the better judgment of his pretty neighbor Grace and accepts an unsolicited offer from his strange neighbor Neely to courier a blue suitcase up to the desert truck stop of Baker, California. There, in the middle of nowhere, at a seedy motel in the shadow of The World's Largest Thermometer, he'll simply deliver the locked suitcase to a trucker called Cowboy and be paid twenty-seven thousand dollars in cold, hard cash. John's given a loaded gun and told he must defend the blue suitcase with his life. It's easy money. But on arrival he discovers he's already missed the mysterious man and soon he's reluctantly mixed up with young local vixen Ruthie, her mother Stella, Ruthie's hot-headed jealous boyfriend Randy and paranoid, alien-obsessed locals. When special agent Banks arrives at the local watering hole to question him about the murder and decapitation of his strange neighbor and hundreds of people recently gone missing, John realizes that he might be mixed up in something much more dangerous and bizarre than he ever imagined. Nothing is ever easy.