About Schmidt [videorecording] / 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.
Contributor(s): Payne, Alexander | Taylor, Jim | Besman, Michael | Gittes, Harry | Nicholson, Jack | Davis, Hope | Mulroney, Dermot | Cariou, Len | Hesseman, Howard | Bates, Kathy | Squibb, June | Winston, Matt | Glennon, James | Tent, Kevin | Kent, Rolfe | Chuck, Wendy | Stewart, Jane Ann | Begley, Louis. About Schmidt | New Line Cinema Corporation | New Line Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: New York : New Line Productions, Inc. : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, c2003Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0780642716; 9780780642713.Subject(s): Begley, Louis -- Film and video adaptations | Black humor | Retirement -- Drama | Weddings -- Drama | Interpersonal relations -- Drama | Fathers and daughters -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Padre e hijas -- Teatro | Omaha (Neb.) -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Comedy films | Film adaptations. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Based on the novel by Louis Begley.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002.
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].
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.
Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck.
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.
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.
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity.
DVD; Region 1; 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.
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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.