Grosse Pointe Blank

( 16 )

Overview

Grosse Pointe Blank never got the attention it deserved, but it is one of John Cusack's better films. While the DVD, like most early releases, lacks supplemental features, it is nonetheless a great opportunity to see the movie's successful blend of neurotic humor and well-choreographed action with an impressive 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Sound. While it is an early transfer, the print looks good and is clear of dirt or grain. The sound outshines that of the video release and actually ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $4.51   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   

Overview

Grosse Pointe Blank never got the attention it deserved, but it is one of John Cusack's better films. While the DVD, like most early releases, lacks supplemental features, it is nonetheless a great opportunity to see the movie's successful blend of neurotic humor and well-choreographed action with an impressive 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Sound. While it is an early transfer, the print looks good and is clear of dirt or grain. The sound outshines that of the video release and actually makes the disc an impressive sample of the audio and visual potential of DVD, at least for the early years of the format. The audio transfer also upholds the film's quirky comic interplay in its quieter moments while waiting to really deliver the goods during the action scenes. The theatrical trailer is the only special feature on the disc. While it would have been nice to hear a John Cusack and George Armitage commentary track, the disc is still worth hunting down for Cusack fans or lovers of dark comedy and gunplay.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

French-language track/two-channel stereo; Spanish subtitles; Original theatrical trailer; Chapter search
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
This is an offbeat, very likeable film about a hitman (John Cusack) who takes an assignment in his hometown, where he is also due to attend a reunion dance. While he's there, he gets an opportunity to take stock of himself, make amends with the woman (Minnie Driver) he stood up on prom night, and figure out just which way his life is going to go. Considering that its subject is a professional assassin, Grosse Pointe Blank is for the most part a surprisingly warm and gentle film, with some fun supporting turns from Joan Cusack and Alan Arkin. It only goes astray near the end, when it lapses into a formula shoot-out, but is still worthwhile and highly entertaining.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • UPC: 717951000408
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Martin Blank
Minnie Driver Debi Newberry
Dan Aykroyd Mr. Grocer
Alan Arkin Dr. Oatman
Joan Cusack Marcella
Hank Azaria Steven Lardner
Jeremy Piven Paul Spericki
Pete Antico Assassin #3
Brent Armitage Cosmo
David Barrett Bicycle Messenger
Bobby Bass assassins
Laurence Bilzerian assassins
Michael Cuditz Bob Destepello
Michael Cudlitz Bob Destepello
Ann Cusack Amy
Bill Cusack Waiter
Doug Dearth Eckhart
D.V. DeVincentis Dan Koretsky
Sara Devincentis Doctor Oatman's Patient
K.K. Dodds Tracy
Traci Dority Jenny Slater
Jenna Elfman Tanya
K. Todd Freeman Ken McCullers
Colby French Bartender
Lance A. Gilbert Assassin
Barbara Harris Mary Blank
Barbara Harris Mary Blank
Carlos Jacott Ken
Audrey Kissel Arlene
Belita Moreno Mrs. Kinetta
Pat O'Neill Nathaniel
Steve Pink Terry Rostand
Brian Powell Husky Man
Eva Rodriguez nurse
Jackie Rubin Marie
Mitchell Ryan Bert Newberry
Duffy Taylor Ultimart Carl
Wendy Thorlakson Melanie The Waitress
Benny Urquidez Felix La PuBelle
Technical Credits
George Armitage Director
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Susan Arnold Producer
Eugenie Bafaloukos Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Berdan Editor
Roger Birnbaum Producer
John Cusack Co-producer, Screenwriter
D.V. DeVincentis Screenwriter
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Jamie Anderson Cinematographer
Tom Jankiewicz Original Story, Screenwriter
Josh King Asst. Director
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Scott Meehan Art Director
Steve Pink Co-producer, Screenwriter
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Donna Arkoff Roth Producer
Lata Ryan Executive Producer
Joe Strummer Score Composer
Ron Surma Casting
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:31]
2. Opening Credits [3:26]
3. Botched Plan [3:26]
4. Talking to Dr. Oatman [3:47]
5. The Ultimart [4:10]
6. A Chat With Mom [:53]
7. Surprise Visit [8:19]
8. Showdown [2:32]
9. Profiles [3:30]
10. Breakfast Partners [1:56]
11. Friendly Chat [7:59]
12. The Reunion [5:20]
13. The Nurse's Office [2:33]
14. Deadly Brawl [6:51]
15. The Truth [6:47]
16. Shoot-Out at Debi's [6:47]
17. End Credits [:48]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
      Captions and Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish
         None
   Bonus Materials
      Theatrical Trailer
      Additional Titles
   Play
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 16 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(7)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie of it's genre-black comedy with a little love story inserted

    by far, the best action-comedy-love story i've seen. and it makes it a lot funnier coz john cusack knows how to handle the character-he created it! minnie driver is also good as the revenging old girlfriend. so is jeremy piven-undoubtedly the most under rated comedy actor alive. alan arkin, well, alan arkin is alan arkin. like a true thespian of old school, he gave a good accounting of his character as he always does. one honorable mention though, had joan cusack given more scenes, she could have been the actual star of the movie. her acting is so infectious, it's hard not to like her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    hilariously entertaining!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Action, romance, comedy & great soundtrack!

    The main character goes back to his high school reunion (10 years). Unfortunately, he is a hired hit man (what do you you say when everyone asks you what you do for a living?!) This movie has a GREAT sense of humor! Lots of action & great soundtrack!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grosse Point Blank - Grosse Kino

    This was one of the best films I've ever seen. Charme, Jokes, fantastic dialogues and characters are only a few reasons, why Grosse Point Blank is a great act.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it's funny packed with action and deals with the agony of being a hitman. what more do you need besides it's got a little love story intertwined with it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews