The Big Man
|The Big Man|
poster for the film
|Directed by||David Leland|
|Produced by||Don MacPherson|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
The Big Man (US title - Crossing the Line) is a 1990 feature film produced by Miramax Films. It stars Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley and Billy Connolly. The film's score was composed by Ennio Morricone. It is based on the novel of the same name by William McIlvanney. It is featured in FlixMix's Ultimate Fights DVD.
A Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) becomes unemployed during a union strike. He is unable to support his family and cannot resolve his bitterness about his situation. Desperate for money, he accepts an offer made by a Glasgow gangster to fight in an illegal bare-knuckle boxing match. A long and brutal fight follows.
- Liam Neeson as Danny Scoular
- Joanne Whalley as Beth Scoular
- Billy Connolly as Frankie
- Ian Bannen as Matt Mason
- Hugh Grant as Gordon
- Kenny Ireland as Tony
- Juliet Cadzow as Margaret Mason
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