Ned Cruz
Created by Erik Jendresen

"What the fuck's all this got to do with finding a stripper?"

Antonio Banderas plays NED CRUZ, a Los Angeles P.I. hired to find a missing stripper whose very existence is in doubt, in The Big Bang, a 2011 "two-fisted" detective film directed by Tony Krantz. It's based on a script by Erik Jendresen, the man who penned Band of Brothers.

The hapless gumshoe's quest leads to the New Mexico desert, where he finds a trail of bodies and contends with a brutal Russian boxer, meth heads, three LAPD detectives and an aging billionaire wingnut obsessed with discovering the "God Particle" - the theoretical source of all matter in the universe.

Interestingly, Richard Rionda Del Castro was also producing Give 'em Hell, Malone, another P.I. film, at the same time he was producing this one.


  • THE BIG BANG...Buy the DVD...Buy it on Blu-Ray
    (2011, Big Bang Productions)
    Release: 2010
    Written by
    Erik Jendresen
    Directed by Tony Krantz
    Produced by
    Tony Krantz. Richard Rionda Del Castro and Erik Jendresen
    Starring Antonio Banderas as NED CRUZ
    Also Starring Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner, Sienna Guillory, Delroy Lindo, Robert Ernie Lee, James Van Der Beek, Robert Maillet, Rachel Handler, Sean Cook, Snoop Dogg, Rebecca Mader, Bill Duke, Khanh Doan, Autumn Reeser, Sam Elliot

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith and film editor Chris Baldemor.

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