The Big Picture 32 years old

Film school prepared Nick for everything... everything but Hollywood.

The Big Picture

Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once production gets rolling, corporate reality begins to intervene: Nick is unable to control a series of compromises to his high-minded vision, and it's all he can do to maintain his integrity in the midst of filmmaking chaos.

Credits

The Big Picture Cast

Name Character
Fran Drescher She was 31, now 64 years old as Polo Habel
Jennifer Jason Leigh She was 27, now 60 years old as Lydia Johnson
Don Franklin He was 28, now 61 years old as Todd Marvin
Kevin Bacon He was 31, now 63 years old as Nick Chapman
Richard Belzer He was 45, now 77 years old as Video Show Host
Stan Ivar He was 46, now 79 years old as Charlie
Caitlin Clarke She was 37, 52 years old when she died as Sharon
Kim Miyori She was 38, now 71 years old as Jenny Sumner
Teri Hatcher She was 24, now 57 years old as Gretchen
John Cleese He was 49, now 82 years old as Bartender
Holly Fields She was 12, now 45 years old as Daughter
Roddy McDowall He was 60, 70 years old when he died as Judge
Scott Coffey He was 22, now 55 years old as Waiter
J.T. Walsh He was 45, 54 years old when he died as Allen Habel
Bruce Kirby He was 61, now 94 years old as Businessman
Scott Williamson He was 13, now 46 years old as Restaurant Manager
Martin Short He was 39, now 72 years old as Neil Sussman - Nick's Agen
Michael McKean He was 41, now 74 years old as Emmet Sumner
Dan Schneider He was 23, now 56 years old as Jonathan Tristan-Bennet
Victor Steinbach as Andres Vargiak
Eddie Albert He was 83, 99 years old when he died as M.C.
Alice Hirson She was 60, now 93 years old as Mrs. Chapman
Nancy Valen She was 23, now 56 years old as Young Sharon
Suzee Slater as Stewardess
June Lockhart She was 64, now 97 years old as Janet Kingsley
Tracy Brooks Swope She was 36, now 69 years old as Lori Pressman
Walter Olkewicz He was 41, now 74 years old as Babe Ruth
Vladimir Skomarovsky He was 57, now 90 years old as Man in Nick's Movie
Suzy Cote She was 20, now 53 years old as Mindy Habel
Emily Longstreth She was 22, now 55 years old as Susan Rawlings
David Hayward as George
Jason Gould He was 22, now 55 years old as Carl Manknik
Perla Walter She was 56, 74 years old when she died as Housekeeper
Robert Bauer He was 5, now 27 years old as Wounded Soldier
Yvonne Peattie She was 73, 73 years old when she died as Mrs. Feldzar
Brad Zutaut as Surfer
Stephen Collins He was 41, now 74 years old as Attorney

The Big Picture Crew

Name Department
Jeffrey Jur as Director of Photography. He was 34 (now 67) years old Camera
Karen Patch as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Michael Varhol as Producer. Production
Michael Varhol as Screenplay. Writing
Michael Varhol as Story. Writing
William E. McEuen as Executive Producer. Production
Martin Nicholson as Editor. Editing
Joseph T. Garrity as Production Design. Art
Richard Gilbert Abramson as Executive Producer. He was 88 (now 121) years old Production
Christopher Guest as Director. He was 41 (now 74) years old Directing
Christopher Guest as Screenplay. He was 41 (now 74) years old Writing
Christopher Guest as Story. He was 41 (now 74) years old Writing
Nina Axelrod as Casting. She was 34 (now 66) years old Production
Richard Luke Rothschild as Associate Producer. Production
The Big Picture poster
The Big Picture (32 years)

Film school prepared Nick for everything... everything but Hollywood.

  • Release day: Friday, September 15, 1989
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Budget: 5000000.00
  • Revenue: 117463.00