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Any Given Sunday
     

Any Given Sunday

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Director: Oliver Stone, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid

Cast: Oliver Stone, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid

 

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Oliver Stone's bone-crunching football film comes to DVD with a vivid 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. The soundtrack is in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are available in English and French. In addition to the usual theatrical trailer and bios on the cast and director, the disc includes the documentary "Full Contact: The Making of Any Given Sunday." Rapper

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Oliver Stone's bone-crunching football film comes to DVD with a vivid 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. The soundtrack is in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are available in English and French. In addition to the usual theatrical trailer and bios on the cast and director, the disc includes the documentary "Full Contact: The Making of Any Given Sunday." Rapper and actor LL Cool J provides a music video for "Shut 'Em Down." There is also a handful of DVD-ROM features.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Football, arguably the most spectacle-oriented of sports, is given the highly stylized, seedy-underside presidential treatment by Oliver Stone in Any Given Sunday, a lengthy, star-studded drama with the most graphic gridiron sequences ever lensed. This is the anti-Brian's Song -- as certain to make you cringe as James Caan and Billy Dee Williams make you cry. As depicted by Stone, the average football game becomes a clash of titans, an epic undertaking of Homeric scope. His players achieve almost mythic proportions, crunching bones and straining sinews in slow motion as an angry sky hurls lightning down at them. Off the field, they become mere mortals with very real faults and frailties. Not unexpectedly, top-billed Al Pacino dominates this three-hour spectacle with his portrayal of the weary, cynical coach of the fictitious Miami Sharks, desperate for one more championship. Very unexpectedly, though, Jamie Foxx, previously a minor sitcom star, is quite convincing (albeit undersized) as the Sharks' upstart quarterback who goes from third string to superstar in a matter of minutes. Those two receive admirable support from Cameron Diaz as the team's ruthless co-owner, Dennis Quaid as the aging, injury-prone quarterback, and especially James Woods as the unethical team doctor. This is another in the string of smarmy, detestable roles that Woods has perfected for Stone movies (including Salvador and Nixon). Despite frequent lapses into over-the-top melodrama, Any Given Sunday is an unusually brutal examination of pro football and its tawdry ties to the media and big business. And as such, it makes for a much more explosive outing than your typical Sunday afternoon at the stadium.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2000
UPC:
0085391832225
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:37:00

Special Features

"Full Contact: The Making of Any Given Sunday"; LL Cool J "Shut 'Em Down" music video; Interactive menus; Notes on the stars and director; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English & Français; Enhanced features for DVD-ROM PC:; Web events; Chat-room access and web-site links; Movie review "Scoreboard"; Original theatrical web site; Sampler trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Tony D'Amato
Cameron Diaz Christina Pagniacci
Dennis Quaid Jack "Cap" Rooney
James Woods Dr. Harvey Mandrake
Jamie Foxx Willie Beamen
LL Cool J Julian "J Man" Washington
Matthew Modine Dr. Allie Powers
Jim Brown Montezuma Monroe
Charlton Heston The Commissioner
Ann-Margret Margaret Pagniacci
Aaron Eckhart Nick Crozier
John C. McGinley Jack Rose
Lauren Holly Cindy Rooney
Lela Rochon Vanessa Struthers
Lawrence Taylor Luther "Shark" Lavay
Bill Bellamy Jimmy Sanderson
James Karen Ed Phillips
Gianni Russo Joe Polito
Elizabeth Berkley Mandy Murphy
Andrew Bryniarski Patrick "Madman" Kelly
Duane Martin Actor
Clifton Davis Mayor Tyrone Smalls
John Daniel Actor
Patrick J. O'Hara Actor
Jerry A. Sharp Actor
Marty Wright Actor
Sean Stone Fan
Dick Butkus Coach
Tony Gonzalez Actor

Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jeff Adams Set Decoration/Design
Bill Brown Score Composer
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Donner Executive Producer
Richard Fojo Set Decoration/Design
Stephanie Girard Set Decoration/Design
Dan Halsted Producer
Eric Hamburg Co-producer
Derek R. Hill Art Director
Billy Hopkins Casting
Richard Horowitz Score Composer
Camara Kambon Score Composer
Paul Kelly Score Composer
Victor Kempster Production Designer
Jonathan Krauss Co-producer
Stuart Levy Editor
John Logan Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Mees Editor
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
George Parra Asst. Director
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Daniel Pyne Original Story
Ronald R. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Robbie Robertson Score Composer
Richard Rutowski Co-producer
Keith Salmon Editor
Lauren Shuler Donner Producer
Salvatore Totino Cinematographer
Clayton Townsend Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Stuart Waks Editor
Ford Wheeler Set Decoration/Design
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. There goes history (Game 1). [4:25]
2. Two in a row. [1:17]
3. Mystery man. [4:22]
4. Hurting men. [1:48]
5. Half-time speech. [2:24]
6. Go to the Buik. [3:41]
7. Turning up the volume. [2:36]
8. Post-Game 1. [2:21]
9. Hospital visit. [2:13]
10. Bar talk. [4:21]
11. Matters of econmics. [6:43]
12. Off the playbook (Game 2). [4:47]
13. That is football (My Niggas)! [2:27]
14. Benefit party. [3:31]
15. Getting and going along (Cheek to Cheek). [3:03]
16. Lovers quarrel. [1:40]
17. Airplane to L.A. [1:51]
18. Game 3. [3:54]
19. Steamin' Beamen (Revolution). [3:50]
20. Post-Game 3. [3:23]
21. New blood (Como Ves, My Name Is Willie). [3:10]
22. One can, the other can't. [3:13]
23. Media star. [3:27]
24. Lunchtime argument. [5:33]
25. Sharks party. [1:56]
26. Stormy weather (Game 4). [6:13]
27. Back to basics. [1:00]
28. Dreams of warriors. [2:20]
29. Steamroom. [5:15]
30. Cap's decision. [1:56]
31. Willie finds Vanessa. [4:39]
32. Tony visits Margaret. [2:52]
33. Pantheon rings (I Can't Face the Music). [2:00]
34. Reluctant tasks. [3:48]
35. Inches speech. [3:04]
36. Cap's game (Blue on Blue). [4:32]
37. The commissioner. [4:12]
38. Half-time. [1:41]
39. Visual damage. [3:40]
40. Willie's game. [1:46]
41. 4th And 1. [2:43]
42. Christina and Margaret reconnect. [3:01]
43. Willie and the team. [2:38]
44. Final play. [2:51]
45. Together. [2:52]
46. Tony's plans. [3:00]
47. End Credits (Any Given Sunday, Bended Knee). [4:04]

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Any Given Sunday 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Tor7204 More than 1 year ago
Great movie! Helps get you ready for football season. Any football fan will love it and its fun to compare the movie characters to different real players.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got motion sickness from the camera shots bouncing around. I didn't care about any of the characters.
LOVEZ2LAUGH More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this One ! If you're a Pacino fan, don't miss this. Also good entertainment for sports fans. I learned some things 'bout football :) I usually watch basketball :) Great Visuals on the field, seemed very authentic on and off. I'm very happy with my purchase ~
Guest More than 1 year ago
Master director Oliver Stone crafted this look at pro football as an assault on the senses, and you'll get every tackle, pass and torn ligament in full-on glory with this astonishing DVD. Stone's brilliant ensemble cast captures the triais and tribulations of the Miami Sharks, a team beset by unnecessary roughness on and off the field.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a unique, albeit unrealistic, look into the world of football. Al Pacino's acting is the star of the film. His locker room speech near the end of the film is a highlight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago