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The Big Year Details


Three fanatical bird-watchers (Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Jack Black) spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than coming out on top of the competition. Director David Frankel (David Frankel, David Frankel) teams with screenwriter Howard Franklin to adapt author Mark Obmascik's 1998 book of the same name. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 2011


Steve Martin
as Stu Preissler
Jack Black
as Brad Harris
Owen Wilson
as Kenny Bostick
Brian Dennehy
as Raymond
Anjelica Huston
as Annie Auklet
Rashida Jones
as Ellie
Rosamund Pike
as Jessica
Dianne Wiest
as Brenda
JoBeth Williams
as Edith
Anthony Anderson
as Bill Clemont
Joel McHale
as Barry Loomis
Tim Blake Nelson
as Fuchs
Jim Parsons
as Crane
Kevin Pollak
as Jim Gittleson
John Cleese
as Historical Montage Narrator
Zahf Paroo
as Prasad
Paul Campbell
as Tony
Cindy Busby
as Susie
Greg Kean
as Computer Birder
Eva Allan
as Birder's Daughter
Bill Dow
as Dr. Paul Elkin
June Squibb
as Old Lady
Craig Bockhorn
as Lawyer
Joey Aresco
as Frank Falucci
Corbin Bernsen
as Gil Gordon
Barry "Shabaka" Henley
as Dr. Neil Kramer
Al Roker
as New York Weatherman
Christopher Mann
as Security Guard
William Samples
as British Tourist
Nate Torrence
as Ted Simpkin
Marci T. House
as Troop Leader
Steven Weber
as Rick McIntire
Michael Bean
as Waiter
Christopher Redman
as Scott
Devon Weigel
as Karen
Andrew Wilson
as Mike Shin
Gabrielle Rose
as Mary Swit
Calum Worthy
as Colin Debs
Doreem Ramus
as CB Announcer
Terence Kelly
as Pete Shackelford
David Lewis
as Lanky Birder
Jesse Moss
as Darren
Morgan Brayton
as Ferry Ticket Seller
Sheelah Megill
as Nurse
Veena Sood
as Nurse Katie
Deejay Jackson
as Parking Attendant


David Frankel
Curtis Hanson
Stuart Cornfeld
Karen Rosenfelt
Howard Franklin
Lawrence Sher
Theodore Shapiro
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Livolsi
Brent Thomas
Production Designer
Michael Diner
Art Director
Martina Javorova
Art Director
Brad Van Arragon
Ben Stiller
Executive Producer
Carol Fenelon
Executive Producer
Jeremy Kramer
Executive Producer
Monique Prudhomme
Costume Designer
Peter Lando
Set Decorator
Jim Brebner
First Assistant Director
Margery Simkin
David Rogow
Additional Editing
Paul Urmson
Supervising Sound Editor
Wyatt Sprague
Sound Effects Editor
David Dowling
Properties Master
Susan Lambie
Script Supervisor
Erik Nordby
Visual Effects Supervisor
Leah Ehman
Department Head Hair
Scott Ateah
Stunts Coordinator
Ed Anders
Stunts Coordinator
Rino Pace
Location Manager
Lisa Love
Department Head Makeup
Gerry Jones
Hair Styles
Tom Fleischman
Re-Recording Mixer
Daryl Sawchuk
Supervising Animator
Eric J. Robertson
Visual Effects Supervisor
David Husby
Production Sound Mixer
Joseph Campayno
William Kruzykowski
First Assistant Editor
Patty York
Wendy Lanning
Visual Effects Producer
Thierry Tanguy
Location Manager
Shandy Lashley
Visual Effects Coordinator
Bob Chefalas
Re-Recording Mixer
Alex Burdett
Special Effects Coordinator
Debra Wiebe
Hair Styles

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