BIG FAN

By Robert D. SIEGEL

SIERRA / AFFINITY - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2009

The world’s biggest New York Giants fan and his best friend impulsively follow and approach a Giant’s linebacker, but things take a turn for the worse.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Robert D. SIEGEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Robert D. SIEGEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean KOUREMETIS, Elan BOGARIN
    • Synopsis
    • Paul Aufiero (PATTON OSWALT), a 35-year-old parking garage attendant from Staten
      Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan." He lives at home
      with his mother (MARCIA JEAN KURTZ), spending his off hours calling in to local
      sports-radio station 760 The Zone, where he rants in support of his beloved team, often
      against his mysterious on-air rival, Eagles fan Philadelphia Phil (MICHAEL RAPAPORT). His family berates him for doing nothing with his life, but they don't
      understand the depth of his love of the Giants or the responsibility his fandom carries.
      One night, Paul and his best friend Sal (KEVIN CORRIGAN) spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop (JONATHAN HAMM) at a gas station in their neighborhood. They impulsively follow his limo into Manhattan, to a strip club, where they hang in the background, agog at their hero. Paul cautiously decides to approach him, stepping into the rarefied air of football stardom -- and things do not go as planned.
      The fallout of this chance encounter brings Paul's world crashing down around him as his family, the team, the media and the authorities engage in a tug of war over Paul, testing his allegiances and calling into question everything he believes in. Meanwhile, the Giants march toward a late-season showdown with the Eagles, unaware that sometimes the most brutal struggles take place far from the field of play.
      Following up his first filmed screenplay ("The Wrestler"), writer-director Robert Siegel
      once again demonstrates a unique and potent vision of the human experience, in all of it its harsh truths and hopeful humanity.
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