The Big White (2005)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Crime Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Canada, New Zealand, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A travel agent in deep debt attempts to swindle a by-the-books insurance agent by claiming the corpse of a gangland hit as his long-missing brother in director Mark Mylod's dark crime comedy. Paul Barnell (Robin Williams) is in trouble. Saddled with a cantankerous wife (Holly Hunter) and unable to convince ambitious insurance company agent Ted (Giovanni Ribisi) to pay off the one-million-dollar claim on his brother, who has been missing for five years, Paul's debts are mounting as fast as his life is crumbling. When Paul discovers the corpse of a nameless man who ended up on the wrong side of the mob, desperation drives him to stage a grizzly death scene and make it look as if his brother has suffered a horrible fate. Though the local police force is easily taken by Paul's elaborate ruse, it's going to take a little more convincing before Ted is willing to sign off on the hefty insurance payment.

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agent [representative], claim, gangster, insurance, missing-person, mob-boss, travel-agent, wife