Hoffa

Hoffa

Cast: Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

     
 

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Danny DeVito's grand-scale screen biography of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa has been given a appropriately beefed-up presentation of its DVD release. Hoffa has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audioSee more details below

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Danny DeVito's grand-scale screen biography of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa has been given a appropriately beefed-up presentation of its DVD release. Hoffa has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio track has been mixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1, while alternate Spanish and French tracks are in Dolby Digital Stereo. This edition also features optional subtitles in English and Spanish. A wealth of bonus materials have been added for this release, including a commentary track from Danny DeVito, a collection of deleted scenes, newsreel footage of the real Jimmy Hoffa, interviews with Hoffa's colleagues from the Teamsters Union, a look at the film's storyboards, footage of the cast's initial read-through of the script, excepts from the screenplay, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's televised reviews of the picture, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Danny DeVito tries hard to give his biopic Hoffa an epic scope, yet he just misses the mark. Starring Jack Nicholson as Jimmy Hoffa, the film traces the life, career and mysterious disappearance of the labor leader. Hoffa follows the rise of the controversial figure through his early work during the Great Depression as founder of the Teamsters Union, his later tenure as president of the Teamsters, his public fights with the Kennedys, and through the baffling mystery of his demise. The film may leave the question of what happened to Hoffa hanging, yet it dramatizes many of his most public battles --including his late '60s imprisonment and Presidential pardon by Richard Nixon--quite effectively. However, the film is brought down by a slightly convoluted narration by Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito), a composite character who is allegedly Hoffa's aid, and the fact that David Mamet's screenplay doesn't detail Hoffa's public life; fortunately, Nicholson's stunning performance brings depth to the movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
UPC:
0024543106258
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:17:00

Special Features

Commentary by director Danny DeVito; Excised scenes (with an introduction by Danny DeVito); Historical news coverage of Jimmy Hoffa; Personal Anecdotes from members of the Teamsters union; Special shots; Storyboards: The Early Days; Storyboards: The Later Days; First script read-through; Shooting script; Siskel & Ebert review

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson James R. Hoffa
Danny DeVito Bobby Ciaro
Armand Assante Carol D'Allesandro
J.T. Walsh Fitzsimmons
John C. Reilly Pete Connelly
Kevin Anderson Robert Kennedy
Frank Whaley Young Kid
John Ryan Red Bennett
Robert Prosky Billy Flynn
Natalia Nogulich Jo Hoffa
Nicholas Pryor Hoffa's Attorney
Paul Guilfoyle Ted Harmon
Karen Young Young Woman at RTA
Cliff Gorman Solly Stein
Johnny "Cha-Cha" Ciarcia D'ally's Financial Adviser
Joey Dal Santo "Joey" Boy at RTA
Robert Feist Bouncer
Joe V. Greco Loading Foreman
Jonathan Hackett Bladesdale
Peter J. Reinemann Working Man
Dean E. Wells 1st Convict
Debra Zane Actor
Joanne Neer Soignee Woman
Jim Ochs Kreger Worker
Joe Quasarano Dock Worker
Don Brockett Police Captain
Nicholas Giordano Cop
Dale Young Father Doyle
Jennifer Nicholson Nurse Nun in White
Don Vargo Driver with Pistol
Anthony Cannata Organizer
Valentino Cimo Assailant #1
Willy Rizzo Scialla
Tom Finnegan Teamster President
Kirk Palmer Anderson Driver with Fiat
Sam Nicotero Counterman at Laundry
John Malloy Counterman at Roadhouse
Louis Giambalvo RTA Representative
Robin Eurich Reporter
Robert Maffia Reporter #2
Gerry Becker Business Negotiator
Shirley Prestia Hoffa's Secretary
Kevin Crowley Reporter
Tomasino Baratta D'Allesandro's Man
Angela Block Hoffa's Daughter
Anna Marie Knierim Teamster Widow
Staci Marie Marcum Woman in Cabin
Alton Bouchard Airplane Pilot
Dennis Tolkach Airplane Pilot
John Judd Senate Policeman
Fred Scialla Castratore
Christopher Otto Young Reporter
Annette de Petris Newspaper Secretary
William Cameron State Trooper
Rudy E. Morrison Copa Thug
Joanne Deak Woman in Penthouse
Richard Schiff Government Attorney
Allison Robinson Ciaro's Secretary
Steve Witting Eliot Cookson
Kathy Hartsell Dancer with Cigarette
Philip Perlman Maitre d'
Sean P. Bello Party Crasher
Peter Spellos Man in Crowd
Steven E. Goldsmith Bailiff
Marty Perlov Bartender
Tim Gamble Prosecutor
Gary Houston Government Agent in Bar
Dinah Lynch Barbara Hoffa
Jillian Alyse Cardillo Granddaughter
Chet Badalato Hoffa's Driver
David Regal Newsman
Paul White Young Driver
James "Ike" Eichling Prison Guard
Bill Dalzell 2nd Convict
Samson Barkhordarian Official at Hall
Alex A. Kvassay Airplane Pilot
Larry John Meyers Newsman
Sherri Mazie Reporter
Dave Shemo Young Reporter
David Calvin Berg Committee Chairman
David Sconduto Social Club Waiter
Jeff Howell Senate Reporter

Technical Credits
Danny DeVito Director,Producer
George Aguilar Stunts
Danny Aiello Stunts
Andy Armstrong Stunts
Gary Baxley Stunts
John Blake Makeup
Dustin Blauvelt Camera Operator
Simone Boisseree Stunts
Eddie Braun Stunts
Peter Bucossi Stunts
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Richard E. Butler Stunts
Hank Calia Stunts
Greg Cannon Makeup
Caldecot "Cotty" Chubb Producer
Erik Cord Stunts
Leon Delaney Stunts
Donna Evans Stunts
Frank Ferera Stunts
James Fierro Stunts
George Fisher Stunts
Tanner Gill Stunts
Grace Gilroy Production Designer
Jery Hewitt Stunts
Joseph Isgro Executive Producer
Robert Jauregui Stunts
Jeff Jensen Stunts
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Steve Lambert Stunts
Rick LeFevour Stunts
Stacy Logan Stunts
Edward Lynch Stunts
David Mamet Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Mike McGaughy Stunts
Ve Neill Makeup
David Newman Score Composer
Edward R. Pressman Producer
Ida Random Production Designer
Ronald Roose Editor
David Rubin Casting
Harold Schneider Co-producer,Production Designer
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Sean Kelly Stunts
Bob Terhune Stunts
Michael M. Vendrell Stunts
Jerry Wills Stunts
Gary Wissner Art Director
Debra Zane Casting

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Fox Logo [:21]
2. "You Want a Cup of Coffee...?" [:06]
3. Starry Road [1:50]
4. "You Cost Me My Job" [4:07]
5. Life's a Negotiation [1:06]
6. Billy Flynn Burns [1:34]
7. "Never Let a Stranger in Your Cab" [3:44]
8. Kreger Strike [1:46]
9. Italian Social Club [2:35]
10. Fitz Wants to Know [1:33]
11. "Where's D'Allesandro?" [2:46]
12. RTA Negotiation [:29]
13. "Of Course There's Gonna Be an Ambush" [:41]
14. RTA Battle [:11]
15. The Wake [2:23]
16. "Who's Your Guy...?" [3:20]
17. A Deer in the Woods [3:18]
18. Senate Hearings [4:06]
19. Ants At a Picnic [1:34]
20. "What's in the Package?" [3:35]
21. Miami Convention [1:49]
22. "You Been With Me a Long Time, Bobby..." [1:10]
23. The Copacabana [3:50]
24. NY Penthouse [4:09]
25. Hoffa Confronts Kennedy [:28]
26. Las Vegas [4:50]
27. "You Want Me to Give Up Jimmy Hoffa?" [2:21]
28. Courtroom [4:37]
29. Prison [7:09]
30. "You Got to Get Him Out" [1:44]
31. Bally's Plan [3:42]
32. "You Did What?" [1:36]
33. "I Got to Do What I Got to Do" [1:59]
34. "What Is it Jimmy Wants?" [3:02]
35. "You Know Jimmy Hoffa?" [2:00]
36. Credits [2:01]

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