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Format: DVD
Sku: 40140842
UPC: 027616851574
UPC 14: 00027616851574
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Channing and sutherland give brilliant performances as manhattan art dealers who take in and are taken by a smooth talking con man in this wickedly funny adaptation of the acclaimed broadway play. Special features: collectible booklet: theatrical trailer, subtitles in french and spanish and more.
Editor's Note
Fifth Avenue socialite Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing) and her purveyor of high-art husband Flan (Donald Sutherland), are pedigree parents of "two at Harvard and one at Groton." But the privileged insular world inhabited by the Kittredge family, as well as their public status as distinguished arbiters of culture, makes them easy prey for a consummate con-artist like Paul (Will Smith). One night, he mysteriously shows up at their front door - injured and bleeding- claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son and a close college crony of the Kittredges' Ivy League progeny. Impressing Ouisa and Flan with his articulate literary expositions, Paul proves to be a sharp-witted, learned young man with epicurean taste and surprising culinary skill. His highbrow facade is so charmingly persuasive, Paul soon has the Kittredges loaning him money, putting him up for the night and taking satisfaction in his appraisal of their posh lifestyle. Much to the Kittredge's shock Paul is revealed to be a highly persuasive con-man, who has charmed his way into many upper-crust homes along the upper East side with his wit and insider knowledge. As Paul's plot unravels he becomes an urban legend of the upper crust, a witty anecdote to banter about at cocktail parties. However, he has a profound effect on the many individuals who encounter him, linking them in their shared experience. This film version of John Guare's highly successful stage play features remarkable ensemble acting and incredibly witty dialogue with an insider's ear for the excesses and delights of upper crust Manhattan.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Book, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/10/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1993
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000841
Video UPC UPC: 00027616851574
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anthony Rapp
Video Cast Info Eric Thal
Video Cast Info Catherine Kellner
Video Cast Info Ian McKellen
Video Cast Info Will Smith
Video Cast Info Osgood Perkins
Video Cast Info Anthony Michael Hall
Video Cast Info Heather Graham
Video Cast Info Bruce Davison
Video Cast Info Mary Beth Hurt
Video Cast Info Richard Masur
Video Cast Info Stockard Channing
Video Cast Info Donald Sutherland
Video Cast Info Judianna Makovsky - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Peter Honess - Editor
Video Cast Info Richard Kidney - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Ian Baker - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Patrizia von Brandenstein - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Chuck Close - Cameo
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Producer
Video Cast Info John Guare - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Video Cast Info Arnon Milchan - Producer
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Director

Memorable Quotes

"He did more for us in a few hours... than our children ever did." ---- Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing)

"I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation." ---- Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing)

"Your father means a great deal in South Africa." ---- Geoffrey (Ian McKellen) to Paul (Will Smith), who claims to be Sidney Poitier's son

"Are these all rich people?"|"No. Hand to mouth on a higher plateau." ---- Exchange between Paul (Will Smith) and Trent Conway (Anthony Michael Hall)

"I hope your muggers read every word!" ---- Flan Kittredge (Donald Sutherland) to Paul (Will Smith) upon hearing that muggers stole his thesis on "Catcher in the Rye"

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...[Schepisi shows] directorial vigor....[Channing gives] a reprise of her fine performance as [the] hilariously brittle heroine..." 12/08/1993 p.C17

Entertainment Weekly
"...An urbane Manhattan tragicomedy....[Channing] surefootedly diagrams the breakdown of a soul..." -- Rating: B 06/17/1994 p.56

Variety
"...It is a choice, elegant production, pristine in its craft and attention to detail....SIX DEGREES is magical when addressing the preposterous..." 12/13/1993

Sight and Sound
"...A brilliantly observed, precious little comedy....[It] crackles with ideas and witty dialogue....It's a wonderful piece of storytelling..." 07/01/1995 p.53-4

Total Film
"...John Guare's adapted screenplay is consistently witty and literate, giving Smith and Channing plenty of scope to shine..." 11/01/2003 p.123

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Channing,Stockard
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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