Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Director: John Kaye

Cast: John Kaye, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Penelope Ann Miller

     
 

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The full-frame DVD version of Along for the Ride offers little that the VHS version does not, unless, of course, you want to skip past the tearjerking melodramatic scenes in a more efficient, digital manner. The disc includes the promotional trailer and closed captions, but that's about it for special features. The image and sound play as well on your monitorSee more details below

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The full-frame DVD version of Along for the Ride offers little that the VHS version does not, unless, of course, you want to skip past the tearjerking melodramatic scenes in a more efficient, digital manner. The disc includes the promotional trailer and closed captions, but that's about it for special features. The image and sound play as well on your monitor screen as anything else you see on TV, with sharp colors that hold firm.

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Who would have imagined that a 20-million-dollar movie starring Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, and Penelope Ann Miller wouldn't have found an audience in at least one movie theater? If it had been a real stinker, it would be understandable to send this straight to cable television, which is where this ended up. But Along for the Ride has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the readily identifiable star power and a story that drags you "along for the ride" just as Griffith's schizophrenic character does with Swayze. The lack of fanfare for the colorful, breezy production is curious, although no doubt chalked up to contractual obligations by the producers. In any case, the film has plenty of well-placed laughs, honest melodrama that doesn't stoop to button-pushing manipulation, and superb performances by an inspired cast. Debuting director and veteran writer John Kaye (Where the Buffalo Roam) unravels the story at just the right pace to keep interest high. Fans of any of the principal stars won't be disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0024543086420
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:40:00

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Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Lulu
Patrick Swayze Ben
Penelope Ann Miller Actor
Richard Schiff Actor
Annie Corley Actor
Lee Garlington Actor
Michael J. Pollard Actor
Steven Bauer Actor
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor

Technical Credits
John Kaye Director,Screenwriter
Willi Baer Executive Producer
Dion Beebe Cinematographer
Rainer Bienger Associate Producer
Tani Cohen Co-producer
Serge Colbert Score Composer
Boaz Davidson Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Abra Edelman Producer
Elisa Goodman Casting
Jim Halty Stunts
Diane Sillan Isaacs Producer
Michael James Jackson Musical Direction/Supervision
Alain Jakubowicz Editor
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
John Thompson Producer
Elsa Zamparelli Costumes/Costume Designer

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