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Big Fan

R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Paul Aufiero (Patton Oswalt), a parking-garage employee, is a huge fan of the New York Giants. He lives at home with his mother (Marcia Jean Kurtz) and spends much of his free time extolling the virtues of his favorite football team on sports radio. One night, Paul and his best friend, Sal (Kevin Corrigan), spy Giants linebacker Quantrell Bishop in their neighborhood and follow him to a strip club. Paul decides to approach his idol, but the encounter goes very badly.

Cast: Patton Oswalt , Kevin Corrigan , Marcia Jean Kurtz , Michael Rapaport , Matt Servitto , Gino Cafarelli , Serafina Fiore , Jonathan Hamm

Director: Robert D. Siegel

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Big Fan (2009)

Release Date: August 28th, 2009|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • Comedian Patton Oswalt triumphantly nails every comic and dramatic nuance as Paul Aufiero, a New York Giants obsessive who has long ago moved from fan to fanatic. show more

  • Siegel, in his debut as director, shot the low-budget Big Fan on a digital camera and achieves an appropriately grimy, gritty look. He has an eye for the telling detail and for the comedy in tragedy. show more

  • It's an unsettling, "Taxi Driver"-like character study that shows the underside to hero worship and the primal world of professional football. show more

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