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The Big Picture (1989)

PG-13
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.
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Director
Christopher Guest (directed by)
Writers
Michael Varhol (story) (screenplay) | Christopher Guest (story) (screenplay) | Michael McKean (screenplay)
Producer
Michael Varhol (produced by)
Composer
David Nichtern (music by)
Cinematographer
Jeffrey Jur (as Jeff Jur)
Editor
Martin Nicholson (edited by)
Casting Director
Nina Axelrod (casting by)
Production Designer
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Budget
$5,000,000
Opening weekend
$33,071
Gross (US & Canada)
$117,463
Gross (World)
$117,463
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Release date
Jan 28, 1989 (United States)

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Nick Chapman Nick Chapman   See fewer
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Emily Longstreth
Susan Rawlings Susan Rawlings   See fewer
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J.T. Walsh
Allen Habel Allen Habel   See fewer
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Jennifer Jason Leigh
Lydia Johnson Lydia Johnson   See fewer
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Michael McKean
Emmet Sumner Emmet Sumner   See fewer
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Kim Miyori
Jenny Sumner Jenny Sumner   See fewer
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Teri Hatcher
Gretchen Gretchen   See fewer
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Dan Schneider
Jonathan Tristan-Bennet Jonathan Tristan-Bennet   See fewer
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Carl Manknik Carl Manknik   See fewer
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Tracy Brooks Swope
Lori Pressman Lori Pressman   See fewer
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Don Franklin
Todd Marvin Todd Marvin   See fewer
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Alice Hirson
Mrs. Chapman Mrs. Chapman   See fewer
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Grant Owens
Mr. Chapman Mr. Chapman   See fewer
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Polo Habel Polo Habel   See fewer
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June Lockhart
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Robert Bauer
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Holly Fields
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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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George George   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 4,389 votes