Five Easy Pieces

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Overview

Jack Nicholson turns in an Oscar-nominated performance in Bob Rafelson's memorable character study about a gifted but troubled pianist struggling to come to terms with his life in this DVD from Columbia/TriStar Video. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical version (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack, this release also offers optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai ...
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Overview

Jack Nicholson turns in an Oscar-nominated performance in Bob Rafelson's memorable character study about a gifted but troubled pianist struggling to come to terms with his life in this DVD from Columbia/TriStar Video. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical version (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack, this release also offers optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles. Extra features include a theatrical trailer, talent files, production notes, and more.
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Special Features

Digitally remastered audio & anamorphic video; Production notes; Bonus trailer; Talent files
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Editorial Reviews

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The role that propelled Jack Nicholson to stardom was his turn as frustrated, disaffected musician-turned-oil-rig-worker Bobby Dupea in Bob Rafelson's moody character study Five Easy Pieces. Many viewers remember it for the classic scene at a diner in which Nicholson orders a chicken salad sandwich without the chicken salad, and it established Nicholson as an icon of angst. The supporting cast, especially Karen Black as Bobby's pregnant girlfriend, and Susan Anspach as his brother's high-class fiancée, is strong. Written by Rafelson and Adrien Joyce, Five Easy Pieces was shot like an arthouse movie, on a low budget, but marketed to a mass audience. It was a key breakthrough in tearing down those divisions between commerce and art in American movies, and in highlighting the class and cultural divisions of the time that were eating away at America's cultural cohesion. Nicholson's classic alienated character was long defined by this film and his Oscar nomination for his role in it. Rafelson, however, did not translate his success with Five Easy Pieces to a memorable career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • UPC: 043396096592
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,791

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Robert Eroica Dupea
Karen Black Rayette Dipesto
Lois Smith Partita Dupea
Susan Anspach Catherine Van Ost
Billy Green Bush Elton
Helena Kallianiotes Palm Apodaca
Sally Struthers Betty
Richard Stahl Recording Engineer
Fannie Flagg Stoney
William Challee Nicholas Dupea
Toni Basil Terry Grouse
John Ryan Spicer
Irene Dailey Samia
Lorna Thayer Waitress
Mariena MacGuire Twinky
Ralph Waite Carl Fidelio Dupea
Technical Credits
Bob Rafelson Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Bobby Braddock Songwriter
Carole Eastman Screenwriter
Christopher Holmes Editor
Andrien Joyce Asst. Director
Adrien Joyce Screenwriter
Merle Kilgore Songwriter
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Claude Putnam Jr. Songwriter
Toby Carr Rafelson Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Bucky Rous Costumes/Costume Designer
Bert Schneider Executive Producer, Producer
Harold Schneider Associate Producer, Producer
Gerald S. Shepard Editor
Billy Sherill Songwriter
Richard Wechsler Producer
Sonny Williams Songwriter
Tammy Wynette Songwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- WIDESCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:28]
2. Rayette [2:35]
3. Bowling Night [3:44]
4. Betty & Twinky [1:31]
5. The Parking Lot [2:59]
6. At The Rig [2:07]
7. Dimples [1:52]
8. Highway Jam [6:50]
9. A Little Secret [2:10]
10. Under Arrest [4:29]
11. "Daddy'S Very Ill." [3:55]
12. Betty & Bobby [1:11]
13. "I Have To Go Home." [4:44]
14. Palm & Terry [4:29]
15. No Substitutions [3:30]
16. A Night'S Lodgings [4:00]
17. Home [2:57]
18. Family Dinner [4:14]
19. With Catherine [2:00]
20. Vegas Rehearsal Pianist [3:35]
21. Ping-Pong [2:39]
22. Playing For Catherine [3:52]
23. Serious & Direct [3:41]
24. Ray Arrives [4:38]
25. Cold & Objective [3:05]
26. Looking For Catherine [3:14]
27. Half A Conversation [6:10]
28. The Truck Stop [5:14]
Side #2 -- FULL SCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:28]
2. Rayette [2:35]
3. Bowling Night [3:44]
4. Betty & Twinky [1:31]
5. The Parking Lot [2:59]
6. At The Rig [2:07]
7. Dimples [1:52]
8. Highway Jam [6:50]
9. A Little Secret [2:10]
10. Under Arrest [4:29]
11. "Daddy'S Very Ill." [3:55]
12. Betty & Bobby [1:11]
13. "I Have To Go Home." [4:44]
14. Palm & Terry [4:29]
15. No Substitutions [3:30]
16. A Night'S Lodgings [4:00]
17. Home [2:57]
18. Family Dinner [4:14]
19. With Catherine [2:00]
20. Vegas Rehearsal Pianist [3:35]
21. Ping-Pong [2:39]
22. Playing For Catherine [3:52]
23. Serious & Direct [3:41]
24. Ray Arrives [4:38]
25. Cold & Objective [3:05]
26. Looking For Catherine [3:14]
27. Half A Conversation [6:10]
28. The Truck Stop [5:14]
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Menu

Side #1 -- WIDESCREEN
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish - EspaÑol
      Portuguese - PortuguÊs
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      No Subtitles
   Bonus Trailer
      As Good As It Gets
   Talent Files
      Bob Rafelson (Director)
      Jack Nicholson
      Karen Black
Side #2 -- FULL SCREEN
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish - EspaÑol
      Portuguese - PortuguÊs
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      No Subtitles
   Bonus Trailer
      As Good As It Gets
   Talent Files
      Bob Rafelson (Director)
      Jack Nicholson
      Karen Black
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Slow but good

    Slow moving but worthwhile. Story of a man trying to find himself in a world of irony.

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