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Five easy pieces

Author: Bob RafelsonRichard WechslerAdrien JoyceJack NicholsonKaren BlackAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1998]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed, perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness.
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Rafelson; Richard Wechsler; Adrien Joyce; Jack Nicholson; Karen Black; Susan Anspach; Lois Smith; Billy Bush; Irene Dailey; Toni Basil; Lorna Thayer; Richard Stahl; Helena Kallianiotes; William Challee; John Ryan; Fannie Flagg; Marlena MacGuire; Sally Struthers; Laszlo Kovacs; Christopher Holmes; Gerald Shepard; BBS Productions.; Columbia Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767828054 9780767828055
OCLC Number: 43452652
Language Note: In English with subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Closed-captioned
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970.
Features include: bonus trailer; production notes; talent files.
Credits: Director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs ; film editors, Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard ; piano, Pearl Kaufman.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Billy "Green" Bush, Irene Dailey, Toni Basil, Lorna Thayer, Richard Stahl ; introducing Helena Kallianiotes, William Challee, John Ryan, Fannie Flagg, Marlena MacGuire, Sally Ann Struthers.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital ; digitally remastered audio & anamorphic video; side A widescreen presentation, side B full screen presentation, NTSC.
Contents: Side A widescreen presentation, side B full screen presentation.
Other Titles: Five easy pieces (Motion picture)
5 easy pieces
Responsibility: Columbia ; a BBS production ; screen play by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson.

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Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed, perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness.

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