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Author: Robert AltmanWilliam S GilmoreCary BrokawMichael TolkinDavid BrownAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Fine Line Features, [Place of distribution not identified] : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, [1997] [1997] ©1997 ©1992
Series: New Line platinum series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Comedy films
Dark comedy films
Crime films
Detective and mystery films
Satirical films
Romance films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Michael Tolkin; Michael Tolkin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Altman; William S Gilmore; Cary Brokaw; Michael Tolkin; David Brown; Nick Wechsler; Tim Robbins; Greta Scacchi; Fred Ward; Whoopi Goldberg; Peter Gallagher; Brion James; Cynthia Stevenson; Vincent D'Onofrio; Dean Stockwell; Richard E Grant; Dina Merrill; Angela Hall; Lyle Lovett; Sydney Pollack; Jean Lépine; Geraldine Peroni; Thomas Newman; Fine Line Features,; Avenue Pictures,; Spelling Entertainment Inc.,; Addis-Wechsler (Firm),; New Line Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0780618564 9780780618565
OCLC Number: 38032566
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two).
Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1992.
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.).
Credits: Director of photography, Jean Lepine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian.
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).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color, double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio of 1.77:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
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 victory --
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.
Series Title: New Line platinum series.
Other Titles: Player (Motion picture : 1992)
Responsibility: 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.

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"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. 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.

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