Hoffa: Filmmaker Signature Series

Nicholson, Jack

SKU: 024543810193

UPC 024543810193
Release Date 2012-09-18
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 140
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis This powerful film recounts the life and times of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa -- from his impassioned struggle to build his union into a powerful force on the American scene to his mysterious end. All the performances, especially Nicholson's, are outstanding. The letterbox laserdisc includes commentary by Danny De Vito, storyboards, behind-the-scenes footage, wardrobe design sketches and more. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Makeup.On the day Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa will mysteriously disappear forever, in 1975, his trusted henchman tells the story of Hoffa's life to a young trucker. His tale follows Hoffa from his days as a Depression-era truck driver through his early efforts at unionizing the truckers to his dealings with the mafia and the government as head of the Teamsters, the most powerful labor union in the country.Original screenplay was written by Robin Moore. Film was originally meant for director Oliver Stone, and then Barry Levinson. Hoffa is DeVito's third film as a director and first drama, following the comedies War of the Roses and Throw Momma from the Train. Filmed in Detroit, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; and Los Angeles, California; color by Technicolor. Estimated budget $45 million. Shooting began February 18, 1992; completed June 11, 1992....A stirring, provocative exposé of the uses and abuses of power......[DeVito] is very assured... -- 3 out of 4 stars...HOFFA shows DeVito as a genuine filmmaker. Here is a movie that finds the right look and tone for its material...[I]t's an ambitious undertaking….[Nicholson gives] one of the performances of his career.
Cast Natalija Nogulich (Star)
Frank Whaley (Star)
Danny DeVito (Star)
Karen Young (Star)
Danny DeVito (Director)
John C. Reilly (Star)
Cliff Gorman (Star)
John P. Ryan (Star)
Jack Nicholson (Star)
Nicholas Pryor (Star)
Robert Prosky (Star)
David Newman (Composer)
J.T. Walsh (Star)
Kevin Anderson (Star)
Armand Assante (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Commentary by Director Danny DeVito The Music of Hoffa: A Conversation with Danny DeVito and Composer David Newman Danny Devito's Speech at the Teamsters Convention, Las Vegas, 2011 Excised Scenes Historical News Coverage Personal Anecdotes from Teamsters Members Special Shots DeVito's 11 1/4 Siskel & Ebert Discussion After the First Script Read-Through Production Gallery Hoffa Shooting Script Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Audio Described Content,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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