The Big Empty


1h 34m 2003

Brief 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 co

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Empty
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Versus Entertainment
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Monument Valley, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Empty
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Versus Entertainment
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Monument Valley, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2003

Released in United States November 2003

Released in United States on Video April 20, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 20, 2004

Released in United States November 2003 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (American Directions) November 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2003