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The Big Year (14-Oct-2011)

Director: David Frankel

Writer: Howard Franklin

From novel by: Mark Obmascik

Music by: Theodore Shapiro

Producers: Karen Rosenfelt; Stuart Cornfeld; Curtis Hanson

Keywords: Comedy

Film adaptation of a non-fiction book follows three men as they participate in a bird-watching competition.

Adapted from non-fiction title The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, The Big Year follows computer programmer Brad Harris, hotshot CEO Stu Preissler, and roofing contractor Kenny Bostick as they embark on a heated "birding" competition known as the Big Year to find who can identify the greatest number of unique species of birds in North America in a given year.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anthony Anderson
15-Aug-1970   Kangaroo Jack, Barbershop
Corbin Bernsen
7-Sep-1954   Arnie Becker on L.A. Law
Jack Black
28-Aug-1969   Half of Tenacious D
Paul Campbell
22-Jun-1979   Beckett Ryan on Spun Out
John Cleese
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Brian Dennehy
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Barry Shabaka Henley
15-Sep-1954   Collateral
Anjelica Huston
8-Jul-1951   The Grifters
Rashida Jones
25-Feb-1976   Ann Perkins on Parks and Recreation
Steve Martin
14-Aug-1945   The Jerk
Joel McHale
TV Personality
20-Nov-1971   The Soup
Tim Blake Nelson
11-May-1964   O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jim Parsons
24-Mar-1973   Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory
Rosamund Pike
27-Jan-1979   Die Another Day
Kevin Pollak
30-Oct-1957   Host of Celebrity Poker
Al Roker
TV Personality
20-Aug-1954   Today Show weatherman
June Squibb
6-Nov-1929   Nebraska
Steven Weber
4-Mar-1961   Brian Hackett on Wings
Dianne Wiest
28-Mar-1948   Footloose
JoBeth Williams
6-Dec-1948   Poltergeist
Andrew Wilson
22-Aug-1964   Actor brother of Luke and Owen
Owen Wilson
18-Nov-1968   Zoolander


Steve Martin   ...   Stu Preissler
Jack Black   ...   Brad Harris
Owen Wilson   ...   Kenny Bostick
Brian Dennehy   ...   Raymond
Anjelica Huston   ...   Annie Auklet
Rashida Jones   ...   Ellie
Rosamund Pike   ...   Jessica
Dianne Wiest   ...   Brenda
JoBeth Williams   ...   Edith
Anthony Anderson   ...   Bill Clemont
Corbin Bernsen   ...   Gil Gordon
Barry Shabaka Henley   ...   Dr. Neil Kramer
Joel McHale   ...   Barry Loomis
Tim Blake Nelson   ...   Fuchs
Jim Parsons   ...   Crane
Kevin Pollak   ...   Jim Gittelson
Nate Torrence   ...   Ted Simkin
Steven Weber   ...   Rick McIntire
Zahf Paroo   ...   Prasad
John Cleese   ...   Historical Montage Narrator
Paul Campbell   ...   Tony
Cindy Busby   ...   Susie
Greg Kean   ...   Computer Birder
Eva Allan   ...   Birder's Daughter
Bill Dow   ...   Dr. Paul Elkin
June Squibb   ...   Old Lady
Craig Bockhorn   ...   Lawyer
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
Chris 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
Sheelah Megill   ...   Nurse
Veena Sood   ...   Nurse Katie
DeeJay Jackson   ...   Parking Attendant
Calvin Lee   ...   Chinese Waiter
Tshering Garie   ...   Chinese Waitress


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