My Big Night

Synopsis: During the never-ending TV taping for a New Year's Eve program, peoples personal lives clash and eventually explode out into the open.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Álex de la Iglesia
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min


Come on, let's start,

we haven't got all day.

I've been on my feet

for 11 hours, okay?

Let's put some energy into it!

Cellphones off, please.

Not in silence, off.

The filter through.

Are these people extras?

Get them to sit down.

Another one.

Are we never going to start?

Let's go.

Cristina, Roberto, ready?

Girls and boys, on the ball!


Amparo, snap out of it.

Shit, there's a lot to do.

Go on, switch.



One. One!

Damn it...

Five, four,


- What's for dinner?

-Pizza or Chinese?



Whoah, man!

Cut, cut!

I lost the crane shot.

- What are you doing?

- What's up?


Can you hear me?

What are you doing, you shithead?

Can you hear me in there?

- Paco!

- We can hear you.

- Paco!

- We can fucking hear you!

I said to lower it gently.

Okay, from the top.

Rosa, a guy at table 21

got hit on the head.

- How is he?

- How do you think?

- Call an ambulance.

- Shouldn't we get it off him?

- Do I get under there?

- Good idea.

We shouldn't move him!

Like in a motorbike crash.

Is he breathing?

Smoking isn't allowed here.

Smoking isn't,

but crushing people is?


It's an accident,

but if you want to go, go.

I need the money.

What the hell's this?

Out of the way!

Make way.

- Tell me he's alive.

- Just a scratch.

- A scratch?

- It split his skull!

- Are we insured for this?

- We have fire insurance.

Do you want to set fire to him?

- Well, there were sparks.

- Thanks.

I'm a lawyer.

I think you've got a case.

You just want to get on "Survivors".

- The mech is in the union.

- They'll go after us.

- They want to stop this.

- No way in Hell!

Hey, guys, nothing happened here.

We have to carry on.

This has to be our big night!

MY BIG NIGH The table, make it snappy.

- Miss, the chicken.

- Here.

Are we going again or what?

Let's go.

Cristina, Roberto, ready?

Girls, guys, on the ball.


Switch to one.

Three. Fantastic. Four.

F*ck it!


- What is it?

- I don't know yet.

Shit, man.

- Go ahead.

- Paco, honey,

focus or we'll never finish.

- What now?

- Take a look.

An empty seat at table 21.

- Yes, I see it.

- Fill the gap.

- Nobody wants to sit there.

- Why not?

- It creeps them out.

- It what?

They're scared.

A spotlight would never hit

the same spot twice.

Amparo, are you on strike?

What's wrong?

Work or f*ck off,

just don't give me shit!

Someone at the table is bad luck.

- A jinx?

- Don't say that.

- Why not?

- It's bad luck to say it.

- The word?

- Talk to them.

I'm not talking to anyone.

Sort it out!

Don't get anyone too tall,

they'll block the shot,

or so short you don't notice.

Not too thin

so he can fill the spot,

or too cute,

he'll be distracting.

A normal guy.

Common, ordinary.

- Hello.

-Are you free?

Yes, go ahead.

When are you picking up Mom?

But it's the 15th today!

Jose, not again,

I'm in no mood for crap.

We agreed you'd pick her up

so we could go to Disneyland.

You're going to Disneyland?

I sent you a WhatsApp

and you answered "OK".

I put "OK" to dinner

on Saturday, a week ago.

The same old story...

You put "OK" and a smiley face.

Don't lie.

I don't have any smiley faces

on my phone!

Forget about it.

I don't want a fight.

Mom will be here from 5 pm,

waiting with her crucifix.

So move your ass!

Maria, I can't go anywhere,

something's come up.

- Like what?

-A job.

- What kind of job?

- From the Temp Agency!

I waited 3 months for a call.

If I don't go they'll blacklist me

and never call again.

I ask you for one thing!

I minded your kids the other day!

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Jorge Guerricaechevarría

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (born November 30, 1964 in Avilés, Asturias), also known as Guerrica, is a Spanish screenwriter. He won a Goya Award for the script of Cell 211, adapted from the novel of the same name by Francisco Pérez Gandul. He was also nominated for The Day of the Beast, La comunidad, and The Oxford Murders. In 2008, at the Basque film festival Zinemastea, he received an honorary award recognizing his career as a screenwriter. more…

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