The Big Sick

The Big Sick (2017)

An awkward true story.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2017-03-30
  • User Rating: 7.343/10 from 2165 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: FilmNation Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Showalter
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From 2,165 Ratings


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.

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