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About Schmidt [video recording] / New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne.

Payne, Alexander, 1961- (Film editor, Screenwriter). Taylor, Jim, 1962- (Screenwriter). Besman, Michael. (Film producer). Gittes, Harry. (Film producer). Nicholson, Jack. (Actor). Davis, Hope, 1967- (Actor). Mulroney, Dermot. (Actor). Cariou, Len. (Actor). Hesseman, Howard. (Actor). Bates, Kathy, 1948- (Actor). Squibb, June, 1929- (Actor). Winston, Matt. (Actor). Groener, Harry. (Actor). Ray, Connie, 1956- (Actor). Reeves, Phil. (Actor). Connor, James Michael. (Actor). Glennon James, 1942- (Cinematographer). Tent, Kevin. (Editor of moving image work). Kent, Rolfe. (Composer). Chuck, Wendy. (Costume designer). Stewart, Jane Ann. (Production designer). Begley, Louis. motion picture adaptation of (work): About Schmidt. (Added Author). New Line Cinema Corporation. (Presenter). New Line Productions, Inc. (Publisher). New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) (Distributor). Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 7467 37684001100101 Media Center Desk Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library DVD 525 37684001091718 Valencia Stacks Not holdable In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780642716
  • ISBN: 9780780642713
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : New Line Productions, [2003]
  • Distributor: [New York, New York] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Louis Begley.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002.
Copy at Boston campus is a Region 1 encoded item; copy at Valencia campus is a Region 2 encoded 1.
Special features: Deleted scenes (31 min.); Trailers (8 min.); Woodmen Tower sequences [short films] (14 min.); DVD-ROM content [requires a DVD-ROM drive and InterActual Player, included on disc].
Formatted Contents Note:
Very rich man -- Call from Jeannie -- Whole new chapter -- Keeping busy -- Dear Ndugu -- Dilly-dallying -- Very special lady -- Randall's proposition -- Heart to heart -- Mortality rates -- Under new management -- Hitting the road -- Retracing his footsteps -- Ahoy there! -- I've done a bad thing -- Sign from above -- Drink with Roberta -- Warren's new family -- In Randall's room -- More soup? -- Rehearsal -- Squid attack! -- Let no man tear asunder -- Little foggy -- Back to Omaha -- Letter from afar.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor.
Summary, etc.:
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1 (Boston); Region 2 (Valencia); Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, DTS Surround, stereo surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner, 2003 Golden Globes [USA] for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama: Jack Nicholson, and Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Subject: Begley, Louis > Film adaptations.
Begley, Louis.
Retirement > Drama.
Weddings > Drama.
Interpersonal relations > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Omaha (Neb.) > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Black humor.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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