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Savages

Author: Ted HopeAnne CareyErica WestheimerTamara JenkinsLaura LinneyAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor, 2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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Jon and Wendy Savage (Hoffman and Linney) are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from their abusive father, Lenny (Bosco). Suddenly, a call comes in that Lenny's girlfriend has died and he cannot care for himself. Lenny suffers from dementia and his girlfriend's family dumps Lenny on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy
Family
Dark comedy films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Hope; Anne Carey; Erica Westheimer; Tamara Jenkins; Laura Linney; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Philip Bosco; Peter Friedman; David Zayas; Gbenga Akinnagbe; Cara Seymour; Stephen Trask; Fox Searchlight Pictures.; Lone Star Film Group (Firm); This is That (Firm); Ad Hominem Enterprises (Firm); Cooper's Town Productions (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 197040747
Language Note: English (5.1 Dolby surround) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby surround) dialogue with English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released in 2007 as motion picture.
Special features: About the Savages featurette; director's snapshots; deleted scene; trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, Mott Hupfel ; editor, Brian A. Kate ; music, Stephen Trask ; costume designer, David C. Robinson ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart.
Cast: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, David Zayas, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for sexual content, violence and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1).
Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Lone Star Group present This Is That production in association with Ad Hominem Enterprises and Cooper's Town Productions ; produced by Ted Hope, Anne Carey, Erica Westheimer ; written and directed by Tamara Jenkins.

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Jon and Wendy Savage (Hoffman and Linney) are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from their abusive father, Lenny (Bosco). Suddenly, a call comes in that Lenny's girlfriend has died and he cannot care for himself. Lenny suffers from dementia and his girlfriend's family dumps Lenny on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now brother and sister must come to terms with painful responsibilities for their father and are forced to struggle with their own personal demons.

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