Big Kahuna

Spacey, Kevin

SKU: 031398262060

UPC 031398262060
Release Date 2017-05-30
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 91
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis First-time feature director John Swanbeck teams up with producer-actor Kevin Spacey for this big screen adaptation of Roger Rueff's play HOSPITALITY SUITE. The story concerns three lubricant salesmen who have gathered in a Witchita, Kansas hotel room in order to throw a cocktail party for prospective buyers. They are Larry (Spacey), a harsh, cocky veteran; his partner Phil (Danny DeVito), a passive recovering alcoholic; and Bob (Peter Facinelli), a naïve new colleague whose ethics drive Larry into fits of disbelief. The trio waits for the night's arrivals--most specifically, The Big Kahuna, a man so wealthy that he has the ability to single-handedly revive Larry and Phil's struggling careers. After the party, Larry and Phil are dumbfounded when they discover that Bob actually spoke to him, only their conversation consisted solely of religious dialogue. Larry sends Bob in search of The Big Kahuna with the order that he discuss business if he wants to remain employed. The subsequent hours provide each individual with the chance to exorcise his inner demons once and for all. Limited in its usage of locations, Rueff's big-screen adaptation of his play contains inspired performances from Spacey, DeVito, and Facinelli....A well acted, engaging drama that's sprinkled with dark humor and sharp observations......[The film is a] chamber piece for high velocity acting....Stuff that you want to root for...Originally released theatrically April 28, 2000 (NY/LA), May 12, 2000 (20 cities), May 19, 2000 (400 theaters). The film was shot over the course of 16 days, with a budget of eight million dollars, and it world-premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Producer Kevin Spacey stole a room service table from his hotel to use in one scene.Based on the play HOSPITALITY SUITE, this comedy revolves around three industrial lubricant salesmen who have traveled to Wichita, Kansas, for the Midwest Manufacturer's Annual Convention. Larry (Spacey), Phil (DeVito), and Bob (Facinelli) wait in their company's hospitality suite for a potentially lucrative client to appear. As the night unfolds, their conversation takes a turn for the serious, revealing to each man an insight that he will hold close to him forever....There's something fresh here....Unexpectedly touching......DeVito has moments of mesmerizing calm....Spacey is as savagely dyspeptic as he was in AMERICAN BEAUTY......Sharp-edged, perfectly timed, funny and thoughtful. Spacey and DeVito are two of the smartest actors in the movies, filled with the joy of performance...Spacey surfs the hot air of the dialogue with grace.
Cast Kalina Ivanov (Production Designer)
Kevin Spacey (Star)
Roger Rueff (Screenwriter)
Katherine Jane Bryant (Costume Designer)
Kevin Spacey (Producer)
Andrew Stevens (Producer)
Peter Facinelli (Star)
Peggy Davis (Editor)
Anastas Michos (Director of Photography)
John Swanbeck (Director)
Elie Samaha (Producer)
Christopher Young (Composer)
Danny De Vito (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.10000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.40000
Depth 6.80000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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