The Resource About Schmidt, 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, (videorecording)

About Schmidt, 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, (videorecording)

Label
About Schmidt
Title
About Schmidt
Statement of responsibility
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
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.S6
LC item number
A36 2003
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
  • 1948-
  • 1929-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • 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
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
125
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Begley, Louis
  • Black humor
  • Retirement
  • Weddings
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Padre e hijas
  • Feature films
  • Omaha (Neb.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
About Schmidt, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • 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]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Isbn
9780780642713
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043631924
  • 794043631924
  • 794043631924
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N6319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10079157
System control number
  • 689741
  • (OCoLC)51909746
  • 679270
  • (OCoLC)ocm51909746
  • 679270
  • 689741
  • 689741
System details
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
Video recording format
DVD
Label
About Schmidt, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • 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]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Isbn
9780780642713
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043631924
  • 794043631924
  • 794043631924
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N6319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10079157
System control number
  • 689741
  • (OCoLC)51909746
  • 679270
  • (OCoLC)ocm51909746
  • 679270
  • 689741
  • 689741
System details
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
Video recording format
DVD

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