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The commentary track on the DVD of Hit and Runway is nearly as funny as the movie as writer/director Christopher Livingston and writer Jaffe Cohen remarks on the making of the movie. It's good to hear them chat, because all the while you are watching the movie about a straight-gay screenwriting team you're wondering how much of it was based on reality. There are long stretches during which they don't say much, which is a problem because the film's dialogue can't be heard when the "Commentary" button is pushed, so...
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Overview

The commentary track on the DVD of Hit and Runway is nearly as funny as the movie as writer/director Christopher Livingston and writer Jaffe Cohen remarks on the making of the movie. It's good to hear them chat, because all the while you are watching the movie about a straight-gay screenwriting team you're wondering how much of it was based on reality. There are long stretches during which they don't say much, which is a problem because the film's dialogue can't be heard when the "Commentary" button is pushed, so when they say, "This is my favorite line," you'd better be a lip-reader. The digital transfer makes the most of the low-budget lighting and filmstock, but it's rough-hewn appearance doesn't distract.
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Special Features

Commentary with writer/director Jaffe Cohen
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
First-time writer/director/producer Christopher Livingston delivers a brightly polished gem in this superbly written, deftly directed, and perfectly acted comedy of a mismatched couple. There's nothing obvious as Livingston unspools his tightly woven, delightfully textured tale, and the story turns in unexpected directions, and with refreshingly unexpected results. Sharp dialogue and honest insights run rampant in this intelligently subtle, gently funny romantic, yes, romantic comedy. Hit and Runway, set in Greenwich Village, remarkably captures the charm and spirit of early Woody Allen and should appeal to a wide audience -- gay and straight -- looking for heartfelt adult comedy. True, it's not a high-budget, high-profile production with known names, but its smallness works in its favor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • UPC: 631008055190
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ariztical
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 85,885

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Parducci Alex Andero
Peter Jacobson Elliot Springer
Judy Prescott Gwen Colton
Kerr Smith Joey Worcieukowski
Hoyt Richards Jagger Stevens
John Fiore Frank Andero
Teresa DePriest Lana
Bill Cohen Norman Rizzoli
Jonathan Hogan Bob
Technical Credits
Christopher Livingston Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Jori Adam Costumes/Costume Designer
Eve Battaglia Casting
Damian Canelos Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Charas Producer
Jaffe Cohen Screenwriter
Chris D'Annibile Producer
Mark Helmuth Production Designer
Rhonda Mitrani Editor
Frank Piazza Score Composer
Laura Roberts Set Decoration/Design
David Tumblety Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Script Is Born [8:41]
2. Opportunity Knocks [15:19]
3. The Power of Love [29:13]
4. Making the Deadline [7:45]
5. Christmas Party [6:07]
6. A Course in Values [14:17]
7. The Pitch [11:49]
8. California Here We Come [13:08]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Audio
      Stereo Movie Track
      Directors Commentary
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Pleasant Light Comedy

    The plot centers on the attempts of two young writers to create screenplays that will be bought by a Hollywood producer. Along the line, there are pleasant side trips into Italian family life, gay-straight relations, and life in the City. Michael Parducci was appealing as the male lead: he looked right, seemed involved, and demonstrated that he can perform well. Peter Jacobson had the unenviable task of playing a role that was obviously written with Woody Allen in mind. Jacobson did well, but the lines really needed Allen's high-pitched whine for impact. The editing seemed "jumpy" in several spots. The R rating makes little sense; PG would even be stretching it.

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