History Film / TheBigYear

26th Jan '16 5:12:21 PM aye_amber
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''The Big Year'' is a 2011 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the 2004 [[RealLife nonfiction]] book by Mark Obmascik starring Creator/JackBlack, Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/OwenWilson as three birders, each trying to break the "Big Year" record for the most bird species seen in North America in a calendar year. InspiredBy the true story of the 1998 Big Year competition (as recounted in Obmascik's book), it follows Black as Brad Harris, a computer programmer with an expert knowledge of bird calls who's saved up enough money to finally do a Big Year; Martin as Stu Preissler, a corporate executive on the verge of retirement; and Wilson as Kenny Bostick, a contractor and the current record-holder with 732 species.

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''The Big Year'' is a 2011 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the 2004 [[RealLife nonfiction]] book by Mark Obmascik starring Creator/JackBlack, Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/OwenWilson Owen Wilson as three birders, each trying to break the "Big Year" record for the most bird species seen in North America in a calendar year. InspiredBy the true story of the 1998 Big Year competition (as recounted in Obmascik's book), it follows Black as Brad Harris, a computer programmer with an expert knowledge of bird calls who's saved up enough money to finally do a Big Year; Martin as Stu Preissler, a corporate executive on the verge of retirement; and Wilson as Kenny Bostick, a contractor and the current record-holder with 732 species.
23rd Mar '15 6:49:43 AM jormis29
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-->[[spoiler:'''Ellie''']]: Did you just do a victory dance?\\
'''Stu''': No. (chuckles) Maybe. Yes, I did. I did. Well, not a victory dance so much as a dance of celebration.
23rd Mar '15 6:46:35 AM jormis29
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Only for the three main characters.
23rd Mar '15 6:22:15 AM jormis29
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* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Bostick's wife desperately wants to get pregnant and the time he spends birding instead of attending the fertility treatments strains their marriage.
23rd Mar '15 6:06:14 AM jormis29
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* TemptingFate: Brad reassures Stu that even though he missed the plane to Attu Island that he can still see lots of birds to see "unless there's a freak blizzard". Guess what happens.

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* TemptingFate: Brad reassures Stu that even though he missed the plane to Attu Island that he can still see lots of birds to see "unless there's a freak blizzard". Guess what happens.
23rd Mar '15 6:04:53 AM jormis29
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* TemptingFate: Brad reassures Stu that even though he missed the plane to Attu Island that he can still see lots of birds to see "unless there's a freak blizzard". Guess what happens.
-->'''Brad''': Sorry about the freak blizzard. I shouldn't have said there's gonna be a freak blizzard.
23rd Mar '15 5:42:08 AM jormis29
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* NewscasterCameo: Al Roker gives a report on storm that forces migrating birds to land in one place.

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* NewscasterCameo: Al Roker gives a report on a storm that forces migrating birds to land in one place.
23rd Mar '15 5:39:45 AM jormis29
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''The Big Year'' is a 2011 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the 2004 [[RealLife nonfiction]] book by Mark Obmascik starring Creator/JackBlack, SteveMartin and Owen Wilson as three birders, each trying to break the "Big Year" record for the most bird species seen in North America in a calendar year. InspiredBy the true story of the 1998 Big Year competition (as recounted in Obmascik's book), it follows Black as Brad Harris, a computer programmer with an expert knowledge of bird calls who's saved up enough money to finally do a Big Year; Martin as Stu Preissler, a corporate executive on the verge of retirement; and Wilson as Kenny Bostick, a contractor and the current record-holder with 732 species.

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''The Big Year'' is a 2011 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the 2004 [[RealLife nonfiction]] book by Mark Obmascik starring Creator/JackBlack, SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin and Owen Wilson Creator/OwenWilson as three birders, each trying to break the "Big Year" record for the most bird species seen in North America in a calendar year. InspiredBy the true story of the 1998 Big Year competition (as recounted in Obmascik's book), it follows Black as Brad Harris, a computer programmer with an expert knowledge of bird calls who's saved up enough money to finally do a Big Year; Martin as Stu Preissler, a corporate executive on the verge of retirement; and Wilson as Kenny Bostick, a contractor and the current record-holder with 732 species.
23rd Mar '15 5:30:29 AM jormis29
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* NewscasterCameo: Al Roker gives a report on storm that forces migrating birds to land in one place.
28th Feb '15 1:54:09 AM RebelFleetTroper
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* RummageSaleReject: Much of Bostick's wardrobe fits this category, sometimes edging into RainbowPimpGear territory.
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