Qty:1
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The case is in Very Good Condition. The DVD(s) is/are in very good shape.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Few Options
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Few Options


Price: $9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
13 new from $6.05 13 used from $1.70
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$9.99
$6.05 $1.70

Deal of the Week: Save up to 68% on Select Movies and TV
This week only save on Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection , Eureka: The Complete Series , and Roswell: The Complete Series .


Frequently Bought Together

Few Options + I Heard the Mermaids Singing
Price for both: $21.98

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, David Marciano, Brad Dourif, Dayton Callie
  • Directors: George A. Pappy Jr.
  • Writers: George A. Pappy Jr.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Monarch Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0063RE4YW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,877 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

When a convicted drug smuggler leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly legitimate job with his old crime partners. And they have big plans for their newest employee.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
5
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 21 customer reviews
It is heartfelt and real.
Tulku of the Poet
Impressive well written and directed script with a great cast, good music and compelling performances made me glad I saw this one at the Valley Film Festival.
DC
Now I don't remember everybody's names but I will tell why I thought the movie was so good: 1.
JOSEPH L BAKER

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric Edson on January 16, 2012
"Few Options," a film by emerging writer/director George Pappy, is one of those movie gems that can pop up unexpectedly from time to time - all the more affecting because audiences get to discover it for themselves without being force-fed by the Big Time film distribution system. This passion project from a movie artist currently outside the mainstream was made with no budget but lots of guts and touching human insight. Clearly, Pappy just said "Damn the torpedoes!" and shot his honest, fulfilling movie on credit cards. But cheap here does NOT mean unsophisticated. This is smart Film-Noir going back to its roots to tell an intense story from the point of view of an ex-con who lives in a murky world of moral ambiguity, no easy answers, and no way out. Pretty much the human condition as we find it today. Bravo, Mr. Pappy. We eagerly await your next.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Mitchell on May 6, 2012
Writer/Director George Pappy has managed to push his way through the overflowing flood of today's worthless,
exploitative offerings in the name of movies, and shows us it can be done. Compromise is not the name of the game; hard work and talent is. Do you need a truckload of dough to start with? No, not when you're armed with the abilities of actors like Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels and Brad Dourif. All you need is the guts to make a hard-hitting, forcefully original film that inadvertently links us to the quality offerings of yesterday. You can sigh, take a breath, real film-making isn't dead yet. Kenny Johnson's performance is stunning in its subtle yet forceful understanding of everything there is to know about the character he portrays, and then he delivers incredible surprises. Everyone in the cast is superb. Pappy's direction is intriguing and flawless. The film does not compromise but drives its relentless theme with the force of a hammer on the head of a nail. A great job. A daring, new kind of classic!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Don Redondo on April 16, 2012
Few Options is a drama of moody temperament with solid acting, particularly from the star, Kenny Johnson. It is a fish-out-of-water redemption story set in present-day Los Angeles.

After serving a 22-year sentence, Frank Connor, played by Kenny Johnson, exits the gates of Terminal Island and steps out to navigate a new world of uncertainty exhibiting a strong case of culture shock. Having no exit plan upon his release and less than two-hundred dollars, no car, phone, or comforts characteristic of the modern day, Frank asks his cousin (Rainn Wilson) for a place to stay until he gets back on his feet. Cousin Don agrees to let Frank stay in his garage for a short time, despite his wife's thinly-veiled disapproval. Having spent half his life in prison, Frank confronts immediate challenges that make finding honest work difficult.

Aptly titled Few Options, this story culminates into an unpredictable twist after Frank gets reacquainted with his once friend/partner in crime, Russ (David Marciano), who offers him a doorman job at the seedy strip club he manages, which leads to distraction from the alluring (and somewhat strung out) exotic dancer Helen, played by Erin Daniels. Chris Pendler, the owner of the "gentleman's club," is a ruthless criminal, but one who never seems to get his hands dirty. Pendler's role is played by veteran actor Brad Dourif, a true standout in the movie.

Few Options gets a four-star rating from its well-written script and photography. The movie is George Pappy's debut as both writer and director, and the acting throughout the majority of the story is top notch.

SHOWTIME will air Few Options on April 23 and throughout that week.
[...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Van Benten on January 23, 2012
"Few Options" offers a surprising story of a man getting out prison in early middle age. Kenny Johnson gives a moving performance as a man who must remake his life for the very first time. George Pappy delivers a deft script and direction in a first commercial effort, an impressive achievement. Original music and sound are amazing. Also look for some surprises by several famous character actors performing to great effect in some key small roles.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob North on April 23, 2012
Saw this on "Showtime" tonight by accident.

Few Options... what an unexpected masterpiece. Earlier reviews are impressively close to my opinion. All the elements of the film amazed me. I would hate to compare it to any movie that I have loved over the past several decades. So I will just mention movies that connected with me in similar ways. How about crime classics with Humphrey Bogart; the films of John Sayles and Jim Jarmusch. The "Deadwood" series on HBO worked its way with me in a similar manner. "In the Heat of the Night" has affected me every year since the 1960's. "Few Options" will be burning in my brain for the rest of my life. Our inhuman prison system and our unfinished justice system could not be better displayed. Thanks to everyone who worked on this movie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jrlatham on January 11, 2012
This is a thoughtful, simmering drama about a man struggling to start over and do the right thing, with a strong yet nicely understated performance by Kenneth Johnson. Rainn Wilson has a small but solid role as the cousin who reluctantly lets Frank live in his garage, so long as nobody can see him. If you're tired of crime films with lots of action and little else, here's a grownup character-driven film with an engaging story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in