• Publication date: May 27, 2009

The Big White The Big White

Paul Barnell is a struggling travel agent whose formally lucrative business is now ...

Paul Barnell is a struggling travel agent whose formally lucrative business is now on the verge of bankruptcy. To make matters worse his wife, Margaret suffers from a severe case of turrets syndrome. Paul desperately wishes that he could afford treatment for his wife and feels guilty for his inability to do so. Keen to maintain his business and improve Margaret’s condition, Paul cooks up a scheme to collect his missing brother’s life insurance benefits. His sibling, Raymond has been missing for five years and is presumed dead. However to collect Raymond’s $1 million life insurance policy an actual corpse must be found. This leads Paul to search for a corpse that he can substitute for his brother’s body and claim the $1 million. Soon Paul’s seemingly unlikely dreams come true when he discovers a dead body in a dumpster, which he quickly presents to the police and identifies as Raymond. While authorities are convinced that the corpse is Raymond’s and ends their investigation, an obsessed insurance agent hungry for a promotion follows Paul hoping to find proof of his dishonesty. Paul’s scheme hits another snag when the victim’s killers, a group of mobsters, need to show the corpse to their boss as proof of execution. When Paul is unable to provide the men with the body they kidnap Margaret and hold her for ransom. If things could get worse, Raymond reappears after his five-year hiatus and demands a piece of the $1 million payoff. This movie is rated R for language including sexual references and some violence.