Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate

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Director: Glenn Jordan, James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert

Cast: Glenn Jordan, James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert

     
 

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Barbarians at the Gate, Glenn Jordan's pointed satire on big business in the 1980s, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo, and a Spanish soundtrack is

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Barbarians at the Gate, Glenn Jordan's pointed satire on big business in the 1980s, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo, and a Spanish soundtrack is included in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include cast and crew biographies. This HBO/Rysher disc does a great job of presenting the film for a reasonable price.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
UPC:
0026359083525
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Chapter selections; Cast & crew bios; Multiple language & subtitle selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner F. Ross Johnson
Jonathan Pryce Henry Kravis
Peter Riegert Peter Cohen
Joanna Cassidy Linda Robinson
Jeffrey DeMunn Greeniaus
Leilani Sarelle Laurie Johnson
Matt Clark Ed Horrigan
Fred Dalton Thompson Jim Robinson
David Rasche Ted Forstmann
Tom Aldredge Hugel
Graham Beckel Don Kelly
Peter Dvorsky George Roberts
Peter Frechette Robert Allegro
Bruce Beatty Anthony the Pizza Man
Raye Birk Travis Gaines
Ron Canada Vernon Jordan
Ann Cooper Shearson Woman
Bruce French Golfer Jay
Mary Hale Cipollone Newscaster
Mark Harelik Peter Atkins
Dale Harimoto Helicopter Reporter
Rosanna Huffman Juanita Kreps
John Mansfield Buffalo Bill
Jeanne Mori Elizabeth Arden Waxer
Dean Norris 1st Scientist
F. William Parker Ira Harris
Eric Poppick 2nd Scientist
Roger Rook RJR Pilot
Nancy Stephens Kravis' Maid
Sally Stewart Homeless Woman
Scott Stevens Air Traffic Controller
Timothy Stickney Taxi Driver
Paul Vincent New York Limo Driver
Kent Williams Tom Hill
Rita Wilson Carolyne Roehm
Dick Cavett Himself
Kathe E. Mazur RJR Secretary
Philip O'Brien Harry the Tailor
Susan Ware Secretary Marge
Steven M. Gagnon Milken Newscaster

Technical Credits
Glenn Jordan Director
Michael Armani Production Designer
Linda Palermo Donahue Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Gelbart Screenwriter
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Nick Knowland Cinematographer
Linda Pearl Production Designer
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer
Ray Stark Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Main Title/Introduction [4:23]
2. "We're All Winners Here" [4:31]
3. Playing The Deal [4:24]
4. Henry Kravis [4:30]
5. The 3 Rules Of Wall Street [2:17]
6. The Hernia Effect [3:14]
7. Something Up Ross' Sleeve [7:06]
8. The Terms [2:09]
9. Nervous Tension [4:37]
10. The Board Meeting [2:15]
11. The Frenzy Begins [8:37]
12. A Tender Offer [11:51]
13. "Push The Barbarians Back!" [8:50]
14. Ready For Bear [2:03]
15. A Deep Throat [7:48]
16. Getting To The Bottom Of It [2:18]
17. Closing Bell [7:31]
18. Skiing And Crunching [2:42]
19. The Long And Final Day Begins [2:04]
20. $45 Million For 1 Hour [4:33]
21. Endgame [3:29]
22. Epilogue [5:17]

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Barbarians at the Gate 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
399MAN More than 1 year ago
A GREAT MOVIE WITH GREAT ACTING....JAMES GARNER AT HIS BEST !
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a good movie. I have no doubt that it was skewed somewhat to make F. Ross Johnson look like just another affable good ol' boy, but to his credit, his portrayal was at least honest. Ironic that this should be shown at a time when so many titans of business are being led away in handcuffs these days. Further, to Mr. Johnsons credit, he was at least unshameful about his excesses: the planes, the homes, the cash. His rational was ''to the victor go the spoils.'' Importantly, the movie adaptation was sure to show many scenes where homeless on the streets of New York were juxtaposed with the excesses of the 80's. I really enjoyed this movie, having spent 5 years as a pink sheet NASDAQ trader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, based on a true story, chronicles the sale of RJR Nabisco during an era when Mergers and Acquisitions were at an all time high. James Garner, in a brilliant performance, plays F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco who wants to take Nabisco private and be its majority owner. The movie does a nice job explaining the financial aspects of a LBO(Leveraged Buyout) on such a basic level that anyone can understand. Throughout the film the storyline flows quickly, although at times certain scenes were a little canned and the satire a bit corny. The backdrop of the movie is loaded with back and forth backstabbing, blatant greed, under the table dealing, and Jonathan Pryce's depiction of Henry Kravis, a Wall Street mover and shaker and corporate raider is outstanding. Of course by no means this work supersedes the book, but nevertheless you may find the effort quite entertaining. Over all, I really enjoyed this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie tells a good story, but it does not appeal to a wide audience. It is not designed primarily to entertain. Instead, it gives a good overview of corporate takeover fights. So despite the bad acting and poor directing, it's worth seeing for the educational value.