The Big Sick  

An awkward true story.

The Big Sick (2017)

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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter

Release Date: 2017-06-23
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Budget: $5,000,000
Revenue: $54,563,394
Production Companies : FilmNation Entertainment, Apatow Productions, Amazon Studios
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Budget: $5,000,000
Revenue: $54,563,394

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Kumail Nanjiani
as Kumail Nanjiani
Zoe Kazan
as Emily Gardner
Holly Hunter
as Beth Gardner
Ray Romano
as Terry Gardner
Anupam Kher
as Azmat Nanjiani
Zenobia Shroff
as Sharmeen Nanjiani
Adeel Akhtar
as Naveed Nanjiani
Bo Burnham
as CJ
Aidy Bryant
as Mary
Kurt Braunohler
as Chris
Vella Lovell
as Khadija
Myra Lucretia Taylor
as Nurse Judy
Jeremy Shamos
as Bob Dalavan
David Alan Grier
as Andy Dodd
Ed Herbstman
as Sam Highsmith
Shenaz Treasury
as Fatima Nanjiani
Rebecca Naomi Jones
as Jesse
Kuhoo Verma
as Zubeida
Mitra Jouhari
as Yazmin
Celeste Arias
as Denise
Shana Solomon
as Nurse Bette
Jeff Blumenkrantz
as Dr. Wright
Linda Emond
as Dr. Cunningham
Holly Chou
as Dr. Whelan
Andrew Pang
as Dr. Spellman
Alison Cimmet
as Dr. Platt
Lawrence Ballard
as Dr. Lewin
Shunori Ramanathan
as Sumera
Spencer House
as Racist Heckler
Susham Bedi
as Tina (Khadija's Mother)
Rahul Bedi
as Farhan (Khadija's Father)
Matthew Cardarople
as Fast Food Cashier
Myra Turley
as Waiting Room Person 1
William Stephenson
as Waiting Room Person 2
Marilyn Torres
as Waiting Room Person 3
Kerry Flanagan
as Waiting Room Person 4
Jack O'Connell
as Waiting Room Person 5
Charles Gould
as Waiting Room Person 6
Isabel Shill
as Party Goer 1
Lauren Patten
as Party Goer 2
Keilly McQuail
as Party Goer 3
Zach Cherry
as Party Goer 4
Jack Corrigan
as Restaurant Boy (uncredited)
Sophia Muller
as Chrissy (uncredited)


Directing Michael Showalter Director
Writing Kumail Nanjiani Writer
Writing Emily V. Gordon Writer
Production Judd Apatow Producer
Production Barry Mendel Producer
Camera Cliff Alphonse Grip
Production Jeremy Kipp Walker Executive Producer
Art Brandon Tonner-Connolly Production Design
Editing Robert Nassau Editor
Camera Brian Burgoyne Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Sarah Mae Burton Costume Design
Sound Michael Andrews Original Music Composer
Production Gayle Keller Casting
Sound Joe Rudge Music Supervisor
Production Amanda Glaze Co-Producer
Production Glen Basner Executive Producer
Production Ben Browning Executive Producer
Production Kumail Nanjiani Executive Producer
Production Emily V. Gordon Executive Producer
Production Jeremy Kipp Walker Unit Production Manager
Directing Nicholas Bell First Assistant Director
Directing Adam J. Bernard Second Assistant Director
Crew Jeremy Sample Stunt Coordinator
Production Annie Tan Production Supervisor
Directing Mariana Hellmund Script Supervisor
Camera Ari Issler Camera Operator
Camera Andrew Juhl First Assistant Camera
Camera Yousheng Tang Steadicam Operator
Camera Alec Jarnagin Steadicam Operator
Camera Nicole Rivelli Still Photographer
Camera Frank Larson Camera Operator
Camera Pierrot Colonna Camera Operator
Camera Fillip Penson First Assistant Camera
Camera Htat Htut First Assistant Camera
Camera Brent Poleski Key Grip
Camera Larhn Laurens Davitt Dolly Grip
Camera Nuno Oliveira Grip
Camera Chris Keenan Grip
Camera Parissh McClean Grip
Camera Anthony F. Gamiello Grip
Camera Sally Foster Grip
Art Elizabeth Rodrick Set Decoration
Art Jack Mortellaro Jr. Leadman
Art Bill C. Bishop Leadman
Art Anthony Taratunio Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Maeve Kelly Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Christina Nickas Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Megan Sanders Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Lauren Colbert Costume Coordinator
Lighting Jason Velez Gaffer
Lighting Francesco Pinna Best Boy Electric
Art Andy Eklund Art Direction
Art Shane Aitchison Art Department Coordinator
Art Richard Hebrank Construction Coordinator
Art Anthony S. Calypso Assistant Property Master
Crew Jeff Brink Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Leo Won Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kirsten Sylvester Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Raquel Vivve Makeup Artist
Production Cynthia Chou Production Coordinator
Production Nicki Slack Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Jocelyn Magsumbol Production Office Assistant
Crew Roberto González Arévalo Production Office Assistant
Production Jillian Stricker Location Manager
Sound Charles Hunt Production Sound Mixer
Sound Jerry Cox Boom Operator
Sound Paul Reed Utility Sound
Sound Junior Cyrus Baron Utility Sound
Costume & Make-Up Tonia Ciccone Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Toni Roman-Grimm Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Josh Gericke Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bert Reo Anderson Hairstylist
Production Johnny Holland Production Accountant
Crew Brad Gage Actor's Assistant
Crew Adrienne Enderle Set Production Assistant
Crew Matthew Mccoubry Set Production Assistant
Crew Matt Merksamer Set Production Assistant
Crew Anthony Pennachio Set Production Assistant
Crew Jon Santo Set Production Assistant
Crew Alex Lilja Set Production Assistant
Crew Alex Spear Set Production Assistant
Crew Jasmine Brotzman Set Production Assistant
Crew Liz Wagner Set Production Assistant
Crew Robert Maasin Set Production Assistant
Crew Yadeed Mellman Set Production Assistant
Crew Ava Myint Set Production Intern
Crew Lauren Meckleberg Set Production Intern
Crew Isaac Gotterer Set Production Intern
Crew Ella Gibney Set Production Intern
Production Allison Kirschner Casting Associate
Production Nicole P. Hearon Casting Associate
Production Aaron Schoonover Casting Associate
Crew George Holtzer Transportation Captain
Crew Michael Elliott Transportation Co-Captain
Crew Peter Link Driver
Crew Bob Papini JR Driver
Crew Damon Tragni Driver
Crew PJ Ford Driver
Crew Ryan Murphy Driver
Crew Joe Schultz Driver
Crew Ed Elliot Driver
Crew Mike Devereaux Driver
Crew Mike Mcelroy Driver
Crew Mike Murphy Driver
Crew Michael Jackman Post Production Supervisor
Editing Luis Cuevas Assistant Editor
Editing Leah Tuscano Assistant Editor
Sound Tom Paul Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bobby Mackston Sound Editor
Sound Dan Edelstein ADR Editor
Sound Sean Garnhart Sound Effects Editor
Sound Pam DeMetruis-Thomas Foley Editor
Sound Tom Paul Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mark Linden Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Tara Paul Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Dann Fink ADR Voice Casting
Production Bruce Winant ADR Voice Casting
Sound Azniv Korkejian Music Editor
Visual Effects Lucien Harriot VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Fangge Chen Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Constance Conrad Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Saffia Rahimtoola Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Melissa Kivell VFX Production Coordinator
Production Adam Kersh Publicist
Visual Effects Neal Jones Visual Effects
Art Aaron Becker Title Designer
Sound Bill Orrico Dialogue Editor
Art Lauren J. Brown Property Master
Art William Smith Set Dresser

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