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Uniform Title Player (Motion picture : 1992)
Title The player [videorecording] / Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman.
Published Los Angeles, CA : Fine Line Features : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, ©1997.
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Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Format videodisc
Series New Line platinum series
New Line platinum series.
Note Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two).
Credits Director of photography, Jean Lepine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian.
Note Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1992.
Contents Griffin's world -- Welcome to the game -- Pool party -- Jacuzzi rituals -- Ground rules -- Night caller -- The Rialto -- A writer erased -- A new player -- Prime suspect -- The funeral -- Spoils of the vanquished -- Pasadena PD -- Summoned to the St. James -- Don't open 'till Xmas -- A pitch for Levy -- Movers & shakers -- Down to the station -- Bonnie betrayed -- Desert hideaway -- Number 3 -- Habeas Corpus -- Survivors -- End credits.
Note Special features: Film side: Commentary with Robert Altman and Michael Tolkin; The cast; The cameo players [interactive feature]; Special features side: One on one with Robert Altman [featurette] (17 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
System Reqs DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround (English), Dolby stereo (French); widescreen presentation, aspect ratio of 1.77:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Cast Tim Robbins (Griffin Mill), Greta Scacchi (June Gudmundsdottir), Fred Ward (Walter Stuckel), Whoopi Goldberg (Detective Avery), Peter Gallagher (Larry Levy), Brion James (Joel Levison), Cynthia Stevenson (Bonnie Sherow), Vincent D'Onofrio (David Kahane), Dean Stockwell (Andy Civella), Richard E. Grant (Tom Oakley), Dina Merrill (Celia), Angela Hall (Jan), Lyle Lovett (Detective DeLongpre), Sydney Pollack (Dick Mellen).
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality.
Summary Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Murder -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
Genre Film adaptations.
Dark comedy films.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Satirical films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Altman, Robert, 1925-2006. Director.
Gilmore, William S. Producer.
Brokaw, Cary. Producer.
Tolkin, Michael. Screenwriter. Producer.
Brown, David, 1916-2010. Producer.
Wechsler, Nick. Producer.
Robbins, Tim, 1958- Actor.
Scacchi, Greta. Actor.
Ward, Fred, 1942- Actor.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- Actor.
Gallagher, Peter, 1955- Actor.
James, Brion, 1945-1999. Actor.
Stevenson, Cynthia, 1962- Actor.
D'Onofrio, Vincent. Actor.
Stockwell, Dean, 1938- Actor.
Grant, Richard E., 1957- Actor.
Merrill, Dina. Actor.
Hall, Angela. Actor.
Lovett, Lyle. Actor.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008. Actor.
Lépine, Jean, 1948- Cinematographer.
Peroni, Geraldine. Film editor.
Newman, Thomas, 1955- Composer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Tolkin, Michael. Player.
Fine Line Features.
Avenue Pictures.
Spelling Entertainment Inc.
Addis-Wechsler (Firm)
New Line Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0780618564
Standard # 794043403224
Publisher # N4032 New Line Home Video
OCLC number 38032566