DVD 134 mins IMDB 7.8 (54,310 votes)
A Beautiful Mind
Universal Studios (2001)
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USA  /  English

Russell Crowe John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Jennifer Connelly Alicia Nash
Ed Harris William Parcher
Paul Bettany Charles Herman
Adam Goldberg Sol
Judd Hirsch Helinger
Josh Lucas Hansen
Anthony Rapp Bender
Christopher Plummer Dr. Rosen
Austin Pendleton Thomas King
Jason Gray-Stanford Ainsley
Vivien Cardone Marcee
Jill M. Simon Bar Co-Ed
Victor Steinbach Prof. Horner
Tanya Clarke Becky

Director Ron Howard
Producer Brian Grazer; Ron Howard
Writer Sylvia Nasar; Akiva Goldsman
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Musician James Horner
User Credit 1 Daniel P. Hanley; Mike Hill
User Credit 2 Rita Ryack

The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of this biographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogant professor Nash, who seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after he marries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory," taking him to the brink of international acclaim. When he is recruited by a CIA agent (Ed Harris) to provide assistance to the military with top-secret code-breaking duties, however, the stress of Nash's demanding new covert activities leads to the shattering of his fragile grip on reality, and he becomes a paranoid schizophrenic. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to recover his mental health and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 025192145025
Region Region 1
Chapters 20
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Intense thematic material, sexual content and a scene of violence.
User Text 2 He Saw The World In A Way No One Could Have Imagined.
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Trivia: Salma Hayek was originally considered for the part of Alicia Larde because Alicia is from El Salvador. (more)

Goofs: Factual errors: Alfred Nobel's name is misspelled as "Noble" on the rostrum. (more)

Quotes: Nash: I've gotten used to ignoring them and I think, as a result, they've kind of given up on me. I think that's what it's like with all our dreams and our nightmares, Martin, we've got to keep feeding them for them to stay alive. (more)

Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 46 nominations (more)