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The Resource The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman

The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman

Label
The player
Title
The player
Statement of responsibility
Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
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Contributor
Actor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Composer
Cinematographer
Composer
Film distributor
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Film editor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Member of
Cataloging source
IXA
Characteristic
videorecording
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Player (Motion picture : 1992)
Credits note
Director of photography, Jean Lepine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.D4
LC item number
P53 1997
NLM call number
PN 1997
NLM item number
P538 1997
PerformerNote
Tim Robbins (Griffin Mill), Greta Scacchi (June Gudmundsdottir), Fred Ward (Walter Stuckel), Whoopi Goldberg (Detective Avery), Peter Gallagher (Larry Levy), Brion James (Joel Levison), Cynthia Stevenson (Bonnie Sherow), Vincent D'Onofrio (David Kahane), Dean Stockwell (Andy Civella), Richard E. Grant (Tom Oakley), Dina Merrill (Celia), Angela Hall (Jan), Lyle Lovett (Detective DeLongpre), Sydney Pollack (Dick Mellen)
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  • 1925-2006
  • 1916-2010
  • 1958-
  • 1942-
  • 1955-
  • 1955-
  • 1945-1999
  • 1962-
  • 1938-
  • 1957-
  • active 1990-1997
  • 1934-2008
  • 1948-
  • 1955-
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  • Altman, Robert
  • Gilmore, William S.
  • Brokaw, Cary
  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Brown, David
  • Wechsler, Nick
  • Robbins, Tim
  • Scacchi, Greta
  • Ward, Fred
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • James, Brion
  • Stevenson, Cynthia
  • D'Onofrio, Vincent
  • Stockwell, Dean
  • Grant, Richard E.
  • Merrill, Dina
  • Hall, Angela
  • Lovett, Lyle
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Lépine, Jean
  • Peroni, Geraldine
  • Newman, Thomas
  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Fine Line Features
  • Avenue Pictures
  • Spelling Entertainment Inc
  • Addis-Wechsler (Firm)
  • New Line Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
New Line platinum series
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  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion picture industry
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion picture industry
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • California
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two)
  • Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Film side: Commentary with Robert Altman and Michael Tolkin; The cast; The cameo players [interactive feature]; Special features side: One on one with Robert Altman [featurette] (17 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Griffin's world -- Welcome to the game -- Pool party -- Jacuzzi rituals -- Ground rules -- Night caller -- The Rialto -- A writer erased -- A new player -- Prime suspect -- The funeral -- Spoils of victory -- Pasadena PD -- Summoned to the St. James -- Don't open 'till Xmas -- A pitch for Levy -- Movers & shakers -- Down to the station -- Bonnie betrayed -- Desert hideaway -- Number 3 -- Habeas Corpus -- Survivors -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780780618565
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043403224
  • 065935135340
  • 79404340322
  • 9404340322
Other physical details
sound, color, double sided
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
N4032
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38032566
  • (OCoLC)ocm38032566
System details
DVD; Dolby surround 5.1 (English), stereo (French)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two)
  • Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Film side: Commentary with Robert Altman and Michael Tolkin; The cast; The cameo players [interactive feature]; Special features side: One on one with Robert Altman [featurette] (17 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Griffin's world -- Welcome to the game -- Pool party -- Jacuzzi rituals -- Ground rules -- Night caller -- The Rialto -- A writer erased -- A new player -- Prime suspect -- The funeral -- Spoils of victory -- Pasadena PD -- Summoned to the St. James -- Don't open 'till Xmas -- A pitch for Levy -- Movers & shakers -- Down to the station -- Bonnie betrayed -- Desert hideaway -- Number 3 -- Habeas Corpus -- Survivors -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780780618565
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043403224
  • 065935135340
  • 79404340322
  • 9404340322
Other physical details
sound, color, double sided
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
N4032
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38032566
  • (OCoLC)ocm38032566
System details
DVD; Dolby surround 5.1 (English), stereo (French)
Video recording format
DVD

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