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The Player VHS

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4.4 out of 5 stars 178 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher
  • Directors: Robert Altman
  • Writers: Michael Tolkin
  • Producers: Cary Brokaw, David Brown, David Levy, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: September 1, 1998
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 178 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000006HTG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,401 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

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A wicked satirical fable about corporate backstabbing--and actual murder--in the movie business, The Player benefits from director Robert Altman's long and bitter experience working within, and without, the Hollywood studio system. Rising young executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is tormented by threats from an anonymous writer. The pressure and paranoia build until Griffin loses control one night and semi-accidentally kills screenwriter David Kahane (Vincent D'Onofrio), who may or may not be the source of the threats. From that point, Griffin's life and career begin to fall apart. In keeping with the ironic spirit of the film itself, Altman's scathingly funny attack on the moral bankruptcy of Hollywood was embraced by many of the same people it was intended to savage, and restored the director to commercial and critical favor. Michael Tolkin adapted the screenplay from his own novel, and the movie is studded with cameos by famous faces, many of whom appear as themselves. --Jim Emerson

Additional Features

The digital video disc includes a commentary track with Altman and Tolkin, some deleted scenes, a documentary about Altman, and a key to help identify more than 50 of the picture's big-name cameos. --Jim Emerson


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