Duck

Duck

Director: Nicole Bettauer

Cast: Nicole Bettauer, Philip Baker Hall, Bill Brochtrup, Amy Hill

     
 
An aging societal outcast and a motherless duck set out to find shelter and meaning in a future where people are separated by as many degrees as they are connected. The year is 2009, and the last public park in Los Angeles has been closed to the public. The city is a desert, and dispossessed widower Arthur Pratt (Philip Baker Hall) has outlived his usefulness. A

Overview

An aging societal outcast and a motherless duck set out to find shelter and meaning in a future where people are separated by as many degrees as they are connected. The year is 2009, and the last public park in Los Angeles has been closed to the public. The city is a desert, and dispossessed widower Arthur Pratt (Philip Baker Hall) has outlived his usefulness. A retired history professor who spent all of his savings caring for his beloved late wife, Arthur sets out to the park where his son and dearly departed are buried to pay his final respects before ending his own life. Arthur's grim westward march hits an unexpected hitch, however, when an orphaned duckling that has recently cheated death adopts the homeless septuagenarian as a surrogate mother figure. Once again displaced when their park becomes a landfill and their pond is drained, the unlikely pair embarks on a Sisyphean journey to find shelter and meaning in a world where their lives seem to have little value.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2008
UPC:
0798622366924
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Westlake
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Nic Bettauer and actor Philip Baker Hall; Interviews; Cast bios; Desktop downloads; Theatrical trailer; Photo gallery; Movie poster

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Baker Hall Arthur Pratt
Bill Brochtrup Leopold
Amy Hill Pedicurist
Larry Cedar Mr. Janney
French Stewart Jumper
Bill Cobbs Norman
Noel Gugliemi Lord of the Garbage
Starletta DuPois Social Worker

Technical Credits
Nicole Bettauer Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Nicole Elespuru Art Director
Anne Etheridge Cinematographer
Brendan Garst Asst. Director
Richard Haase Production Designer
Brian Hawlk Sound/Sound Designer
Domini Hofmann Producer
Alan Ari Lazar Score Composer
Joe Milner Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce H. Newberg Associate Producer,Casting
Edward L. Plumb Co-producer
Marcus Taylor Editor
Brian Tilley Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Duck
2. Chapter 1 [1:25]
3. Chapter 2 [9:34]
4. Chapter 3 [11:04]
5. Chapter 4 [5:38]
6. Chapter 5 [5:20]
7. Chapter 6 [15:15]
8. Chapter 7 [9:04]
9. Chapter 8 [7:36]
10. Chapter 9 [7:23]
11. Chapter 10 [5:23]
12. Chapter 11 [3:21]
13. Chapter 12 [4:52]
14. Chapter 13 [6:31]
15. Chapter 14 [5:31]

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