DVD 157 mins IMDB 7.7 (15,239 votes)
The Player
New Line Home Entertainment (1992)
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(June 2005 )
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Peter Gallagher Larry Levy
Whoopi Goldberg Detective Susan Avery
Tim Robbins Griffin Mill
Greta Scacchi June Gudmundsdottir
Fred Ward Walter Stuckel
Brion James Joel Levison
Cynthia Stevenson Bonnie Sherow
Vincent D'Onofrio David Kahane
Dean Stockwell Andy Civella
Richard E. Grant Tom Oakley
Sydney Pollack Dick Mellon
Lyle Lovett Detective DeLongpre
Dina Merrill Celia
Angela Hall Jan
Leah Ayres Sandy

Director Robert Altman
Producer David Brown; Michael Tolkin; Nick Wechsler
Writer Michael Tolkin
Cinematography Jean Lépine
Musician Les Hooper; Michael Mark; Gerry Mulligan; Thomas Newman
User Credit 1 Maysie Hoy; Geraldine Peroni
User Credit 2 Alexander Julian

Making Movies can be Murder.

A studio script screener gets on the bad side of a writer by not accepting his script. The writer is sending him threatening postcards. The screener tries to identify the writer in order to pay him off so he'll be left alone, and then in a case of mistaken identity gone awry, he accidentally gives the writer solid ammunition for blackmail. This plot is written on a backdrop of sleazy Hollywood deals and several subplots involving the politics of the industry.

Edition Details
Barcode 794043403224
Region Region 1
Chapters 24
Release Date 9/3/1997
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.77:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Interacitve Menus
Scene Access
Director Commentary
Robert Altman Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Special Cameo Menu
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language, and for some sensuality.
User Text 2 The Best Movie Ever Made!" - Griffin Mill
Links DVD Empire

Trivia: The writer pitching "The Graduate: Part II" to Griffin Mill is, in fact, a cameo by Buck Henry (as himself). Buck Henry co-wrote the screenplay for The Graduate (1967) (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: David Kahane's head moves after Griffin Mill kills him. (more)

Griffin Mill: It lacked certain elements that we need to market a film successfully.
June: What elements?
Griffin Mill: Suspense, laughter, violence. Hope, heart, nudity, sex. Happy endings. Mainly happy endings.
June: What about reality?

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 9 nominations (more)