The Big C (2010–2013)
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Playing the Cancer Card 

Since she knows she won't reach retirement age, Cathy decides to withdraw all the funds from her retirement plan and do whatever she wants to with the money without a care. Among other ... See full summary »

Director:

Craig Zisk

Writers:

Darlene Hunt (created by), Mark J. Kunerth (as Mark Kunerth) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Laura Linney ... Cathy Jamison
Oliver Platt ... Paul Jamison
Gabriel Basso ... Adam Jamison
John Benjamin Hickey ... Sean Tolkey
Phyllis Somerville ... Marlene
Reid Scott ... Dr. Todd Mauer
Nadia Dajani ... Tina
J. Smith-Cameron ... Vivian
Mike Houston ... Cop
Faith Sandberg ... Server
Joe Urla ... Branch Manager (as Joseph Urla)
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Since she knows she won't reach retirement age, Cathy decides to withdraw all the funds from her retirement plan and do whatever she wants to with the money without a care. Among other things, she indulges on material goods such as an expensive bottle of champagne, which she shares with her new confidante, Marlene. But her biggest purchase is a red convertible sports car, which she can't drive since she doesn't know how to drive a stick shift. Regardless, she decides to spend the day with her new toy and Dr. Todd house hunting while pretending to be his older girlfriend. In the process, she liberates a lobster. That time with Dr. Todd shows her where her true future lies. Meanwhile, Paul, looking for something meaningful to do in his life while he's not at home, decides to head back to his school days and play rugby again. Sean, who has a toothache, refuses Cathy's offer of paying for a dental visit. Sean goes to extreme measures to deal with the tooth. And Marlene takes on the role ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Reunites J. Smith-Cameron and Laura Linney, who previously played friends and coworkers in "You Can Count on Me" 10 years prior. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Game Called Life
Main title theme, written and performed by Leftover Cuties
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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