The Big Year

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2011
  • Running time: 100 min
The Big Year is a 2011 American comedy film directed by David Frankel, written by Howard Franklin and starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. It was based on the nonfiction book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which... read more
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The Big Year is a 2011 American comedy film directed by David Frankel, written by Howard Franklin and starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. It was based on the nonfiction book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which was written by journalist Mark Obmascik. The book followed three men on a quest for a Big Year - a competition among birders to see who can see and identify the greatest number of species of birds in North America (north of Mexico) in a calendar year. The film uses the same premise with fictional characters loosely modeled on the actual personalities. Filming took place from May to July 2010. The film was released on October 14, 2011, in the United States and was a box office bomb, grossing only $7.4 million against its $41 million budget.

Original Release

10/13/2011

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Cast

Steve Martin Anchorage Weatherman
Owen Wilson Kenny Bostick
Jack Black Brad Harris
Rosamund Pike Jessica
Rashida Jones Ellie
Jim Parsons Crane
Anjelica Huston Annie Auklet
Tim Blake Nelson Fuchs
Kevin Pollak Jim Gittelson
Joel McHale Barry Loomis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Frankel

Writers

Howard Franklin, Mark Obmascik

Cast

Producers

Carol Fenelon Executive Producer
Jeremy Kramer Executive Producer
Ben Stiller Executive Producer
Stuart Cornfeld Producer
Curtis Hanson Producer
Karen Rosenfelt Producer
Ben Stiller Producer
Jeffrey Harlacker Producer
Brad Van Arragon Producer
Regina Taufen Producer

Editors

Mark Livolsi

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