Big Fish (2004)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 6 mins

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The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings.
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Cast: Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange

Crew: Tim Burton (Director), Philippe Rousselot (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 26 Mar 2004 (India)

Tagline: An adventure as big as life itself.

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Did you know? When Norther Winslow shows his half finished poem to Edward, the handwriting is director Tim Burton's. Read More
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as Ed Bloom - Senior
as Will Bloom
as Ed Bloom - Young
as Sandra Bloom - Senior
as Ping
as Sandra Bloom - Young
as Jing
as Banjo Man
as Econ Professor
as Amos Calloway
as Don Price - Age 18-22
as Mr. Soggybottom
as Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch
as Jump Leader
as Josephine Bloom
as Karl the Giant
as Mildred
as Ed's Father
as Dr. Bennett - Senior
as Norther Winslow


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Executive Producer
Associate Producer


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist
Boom Operator




Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Digital Compositor
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Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, DTS
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An adventure as big as life itself.
Character Error
Mr. Calloway tells young Edward that Sandra is in her last semester at Auburn. Auburn's system used quarters, not semesters.

When old Edward is drinking the can of Ensure health drink, he opens it, then in the next shot it hasn't been opened, then in the next shot it is open and he drinks from it.
Ewan McGregor was cast as Young Ed Bloom when producers noticed the striking similarity between him and pictures of a young Albert Finney, who plays Senior Ed Bloom.

The joke with the elephant defecating while Edward daydreams was unscripted. The filming crew found it hilarious, and quickly zoomed out to get the whole thing.

When Norther Winslow shows his half finished poem to Edward, the handwriting is director Tim Burton's.

When young Edward Bloom is singing in the church and his voice breaks, that single note that we hear is actually Ewan McGregor singing.

Steven Spielberg was attached to this project and wanted Jack Nicholson to star, but dropped out due to his full schedule, soon after which Tim Burton signed on.

When Edward Bloom arrives home from the Korean War in his dress uniform the patch on his shoulder shows that he was assigned to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, known as the Rakkasans.