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Blood and Wine
     

Blood and Wine

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Director: Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Cast: Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

 

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Jack Nicholson reunited with director Bob Rafelson, director of Five Easy Pieces and The King Of Marvin Gardens, for this violent, downbeat crime drama. Alex (Jack Nicholson) is a wine dealer whose business is going belly-up, along with his life. His step-son Jason (Stephen Dorff) hates him, his wife Suzanne (Judy Davis) has a drinking problem and is the

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Jack Nicholson reunited with director Bob Rafelson, director of Five Easy Pieces and The King Of Marvin Gardens, for this violent, downbeat crime drama. Alex (Jack Nicholson) is a wine dealer whose business is going belly-up, along with his life. His step-son Jason (Stephen Dorff) hates him, his wife Suzanne (Judy Davis) has a drinking problem and is the constant target of Alex's abuse, and Alex is having an affair with Gabriella (Jennifer Lopez), a domestic worker from Cuba. One of the people that Gabriella cleans for has a diamond necklace worth several million dollars locked in a safe in a bedroom. Desperate for a quick score to get himself out of debt, Alex sees a opportunity for a lot of fast money and hooks up with Victor (Michael Caine), a career criminal who knows how to open safes but is desperately ill with tuberculosis. Nicholson and Rafelson first worked together on the film Head, starring The Monkees (Nicholson only had a bit part, but he also wrote the screenplay and was credited with producing the soundtrack album).

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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Bob Rafelson returns to the style of filmmaking he helped popularize in the '70s with Five Easy Pieces (1970) and The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) with an extraordinarily well-acted, if conventional, noir thriller. The director referred to those earlier films in describing this as the concluding piece of a trilogy, but unlike the young, unsettled characters Jack Nicholson played in those films, the bitter, misanthropic wine merchant he essays here is long past redemption. Much the same could be said for his partner in a planned jewel theft, Michael Caine, a veteran yegg whose volatility is always threatening to destroy their ad hoc union. Throw in the businessman's justifiably venomous wife (Judy Davis), her mysteriously sullen stepson (Michael Dorff), and the sexy mistress (Jennifer Lopez), who has an eye for Dorff, and one begins to understand his stress. Nicholson sheds his pet mannerisms and digs into a very dark corner of himself for this memorably ugly character, and Caine matches him every step of the way. The two seem to thrive on carving each other up, and their energy adds texture and weight to an otherwise predictably noirish tale of self-immolation. Davis is again superb in the somewhat limiting part of a wronged wife, and the two younger actors are saddled with even more tangential characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
UPC:
0024543131007
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Bob Rafelson; Scene-specific commentary with Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Producer Jeremy Thomas and film historian Stephen Farber; Deleted scenes; Making-Of featurettes: "Genesis," "The Characters," "The Job of Acting," "On Jack Nicholson," "On Michael Caine," "On Bob Rafelson," "Bob and Jack: A Life-Long Dialogue"

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Alex Gates
Stephen Dorff Jason
Jennifer Lopez Gabriella
Judy Davis Suzanne
Michael Caine Victor Spanksy
Harold Perrineau Henry
Robyn Peterson Dina
Mike Starr Mike
John Seitz Frank
Marc Macaulay guard
Dan Daily Todd
Marta Velasco Gabriella's Cousin
Thom Christopher 1st Jeweller
Mario Ernesto Sanchez Artie (fishing ace)
John Hackett gas station attendant
Hector Montano Gabriella's Grandfather
Vanessa L. Hernandez cuban little girl
Carmen Lopez head nurse
Antoni Corone Caribean Club Bartender
Jim Torres Towers father of Gabriella's cousin
Glice Montano Gabriella's Grandmother
Tadeusz Karolak Conductor

Technical Credits
Bob Rafelson Director,Original Story
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris Auty Executive Producer
Hercules Bellville Co-producer
Steven Cohen Editor
Barbara Collins Casting
Kathleen Courtney Associate Producer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Alison Cross Screenwriter
Peter Devlin Sound Mixer
Noah Golden Co-producer
Melanie Grefe Asst. Director
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Jones Special Effects Supervisor
Jay Kannistraci Makeup
Michal Lorenc Score Composer
Michael McGowan Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Linda Melazzo Makeup
Terry Miller Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Gordon Miller Camera Operator
Leslie Shatz Sound/Sound Designer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Michael Viglietta Asst. Director
Nick Villiers Original Story,Screenwriter
Kevin A. Williams Asst. Director
Bernie Williams Executive Producer,Production Manager
William Kemper Wright Art Director
Lori S. Wyman Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blood and Wine
1. Shark Hunters (Main Titles) [:27]
2. The Stepfather [4:29]
3. The Reese Mansion [3:25]
4. Vic [2:31]
5. Alex's Girl [:56]
6. Alex and Harold [1:07]
7. Homeless [3:01]
8. The Robber Repairman [:38]
9. Honor Among Thieves [1:18]
10. Two Tickets for New York [:16]
11. On the Run [2:01]
12. A Serious Business Problem [1:07]
13. One Million Dollars [2:10]
14. Moving Soon [:31]
15. Alex Was Here [3:42]
16. Largo [3:19]
17. Out of Time [1:22]
18. Ashes to Ashes [:21]
19. Her Loss, Your Gain [4:33]
20. Dying [3:47]
21. Welcome Home [1:05]
22. Only a Kid [1:59]
23. Choke on It [3:07]
24. Die in Your Own Clothes [2:58]
25. What it Feels Like... [1:48]
26. The Setup [2:15]
27. Diamonds and Rust [2:05]
28. End Titles [:33]

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Blood and Wine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
The guy in this movie is so cute. I like this movie.