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The Big Snit (1985)

A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director:

Richard Condie

Writer:

Richard Condie (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Jay Brazeau ... (voice)
Ida Osler Ida Osler ... (voice)
Randy Woods Randy Woods ... (voice)
Bill Guest Bill Guest ... (voice)
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What would you do if humanity faced total annihilation in the shape of a full-scale nuclear attack? Would you still have time--or the appetite--for a dramatic game of Scrabble and a fiery domestic quarrel, or would you rather think back to when you were young, and everything was peachy? With this in mind, would your never-failing handsaw be of any use? In the end, would you still be able to boost your Scrabble score? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy hűhó See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Mono

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OH MY GOD how I love this toon.,.
23 April 2002 | by smakawhatSee all my reviews

Richard Condie's utter maddness insanity cartoon 'The Big Snit', is a trip through qwerkyness, madness, hillarity, enjoyable backgrounds, melting characters, and a conclusion that nearly brings me to happy tears everytime I see it.

This short I have seen over and over AND OVER and I NEVER TIRE of it (luckily having it on tape from a broadcast on TV)!! It never stops to make me burst out in laughter uncontrollably, and then reach down into the depths of my spirit, highlighting the greatness of the human condition.

Cause when someone says, 'Come on, let's finish the game' everything is alright in the world and the troubles that we face everyday we suddenly realise are all petty fleeting things not to fight or worry about anymore. This film at first seems just like a simple exercise in cartoon slapstick humour, but it is far more than that. This film hits a greater sense of spiritual meaning with mankind in the wake when everything seems to be so bad and trivial.

It is flawless... in every way. AND DAMN FUNNY TOO ;)

Rating 10 out of 10.


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