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Player [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 07/16/1997
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Robert Altman takes a scalpel to Hollywood ethics in the 1990s (or the lack thereof) in his acidic satire The Player, adapted from Michael Tolkin's novel. (Tolkin also wrote the screenplay.) The film concerns a sleek and smooth Hollywood studio executive who starts receiving death threats from a disgruntled writer because he has committed the ultimate Hollywood sin -- he promised the writer he would call him back and he never did. This is particularly ironic because the studio executive, Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), is considered "writer-friendly," spending his days listening to pitches from such noted screenwriters as Buck Henry, who is pushing "The Graduate, Part II" and Alan Rudolph, who is hawking a Bruce Willis action film described as "Ghost meets The Manchurian Candidate." But The Player finds Griffin's comfortable life style in danger of collapse. He is trying to find a way to unload his girlfriend (Cynthia Stevenson) whose independence and intelligence make her a poor candidate for a trophy wife. More importantly, it seems that Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher), a slippery executive from Twentieth Century Fox, is angling for his job. And then there are those nasty postcards and faxes from a screenwriter threatening to kill him. Altman cast over 65 stars in cameo roles as texture for his scabrous tale. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Side #1 -- The Player

0. Jump to a Scene
1. Griffin's World [8:21]
2. Welcome to the Game [3:13]
3. Pool Party [3:28]
4. Jacuzzi Rituals [3:43]
5. Ground Rules [2:08]
6. Night Caller [4:55]
7. The Rialto [3:44]
8. A Writer Erased [5:14]
9. A New Player [4:53]
10. Prime Suspect [4:08]
11. The Funeral [3:42]
12. Spoils of the Vanquished [4:36]
13. Pasadena PD [3:52]
14. Summoned to the St. James [3:26]
15. Don't Open 'Til Xmas [1:04]
16. A Pitch for Levy [8:30]
17. Movers & Shakers [7:25]
18. Down to the Station [7:05]
19. Bonnie Betrayed [:22]
20. Desert Hideaway [4:45]
21. Number 3 [6:39]
22. Habeas Corpus [3:34]
23. Survivors [4:49]
24. End Credits [4:32]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: July 16, 1997
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • Length: 124 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • UPC: 794043403224
  • Product ID: 1009406
  • Genre: Comedy

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