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Title American beauty [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks.

Imprint Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2000]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Video Fiction  VID American Beauty    ---  Available
Description 1 videocassette (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Note Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
Formatted to fit a TV screen.
Credits Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall; costume design, Julie Weiss; production designer, Naomi Shohan; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury; music, Thomas Newman; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
Cast Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Summary An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
Audience Rated R.
System Details VHS; stereo surround.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Subject Feature films.
Comedy films.
Midlife crisis -- Drama.
Suburban life -- Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Mendes, Sam.
Ball, Alan.
Spacey, Kevin.
Bening, Annette.
Birch, Thora.
Bentley, Wes, 1978-
Suvari, Mena, 1979-
Gallagher, Peter, 1955-
Cooper, Chris, 1951-
Janney, Allison.
Bakula, Scott, 1954-
Robards, Sam.
Hall, Conrad, 1926-2003.
Dreamworks Pictures.
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0783239394
Standard No. 667068530438
Music No. 85304 Dreamworks Home Entertainment
85775 Dreamworks Home Entertainment
Standard No. NZ1 6091669

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