The conservative National Review referred to the documentary as "The Ronnie Earle Movie." The filmmakers were interviewed on The Big Buy DVD noting that the National Review was digging for a story against Earle. They noted they were not given access to secret testimony, evidence, or anything else that the public was not allowed to get. Earle gave them "extraordinary access" to personal interviews while Earle chopped wood or worked a late night in his office.
Screenings and Awards
Grand Festival Award, Documentary —Berkeley Film and Video Festival
Official Selection —Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Spindletop Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival
"The Big Buy is more feisty and fun than a drunken barbecue in Beaumont.”
"The Big Buy presents its evidence clearly and with a welcome sense of humor.”
—New York Times
“In tone and texture, the film suggests a hard-boiled mystery of the 1950s with a brassy film noir soundtrack and a......