Duck

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • UPC: 798622366924
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Westlake
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Colorized
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,329

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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Duck
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Bonus Features
      Audio Commentary: By Director Nic Bettauer and Actor Philip Baker Hall
      Interviews: Actor Philip Baker Hall
      Interviews: Director Nic Bettauer
      Cast Bios
         Philip Baker Hall
         Duck
         French Stewart
         Bill Cobbs
         Amy Hill
         Bill Brochtrup
         Larry Cedar
         Noel Gugliemi
         Starletta DuPois
      Desktop Downloads
      Theatrical Trailer
      Photo Gallery
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