King of the Corner

King of the Corner

Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Ashley Johnson, Eli Wallach

     
 
A man looking for a new purpose in his life finds one that last place he expected in this comedy. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is a man slowly sinking into the quicksand of a midlife crisis. He's become increasingly unsatisfied with his career in product testing, especially now that his young assistant Ed (Jake Hoffman) has taken to stealing his ideas and passing them

Overview

A man looking for a new purpose in his life finds one that last place he expected in this comedy. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is a man slowly sinking into the quicksand of a midlife crisis. He's become increasingly unsatisfied with his career in product testing, especially now that his young assistant Ed (Jake Hoffman) has taken to stealing his ideas and passing them on to his boss as his own work. Leo's marriage to Rachel (Isabella Rossellini) is not what it once was, especially now that she's shifted into a constant state of near-hysteria over their daughter, Elena (Ashley Johnson), and her budding romance with an aspiring juvenile delinquent. And Leo is spending every other weekend with his aging father, Sol (Eli Wallach), who has lost his will to live but uncooperatively won't die. As Leo puzzles over his path in life, he finds some very unexpected answers when he makes the acquaintance of Evelyn Fink (Eric Bogosian), a "freelance Rabbi" with some unusual spiritual advice. King of the Corner was directed and co-written by leading man Riegert; the screenplay was adapted from stories in the collection Bad Jews by Gerald Shapiro.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
UPC:
0783722728321
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Allumination
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Academy Award nominated short film "By Courier" directed by Peter Riegert; Star Cinema special feature: "The Wandering Jew" - a documentary short on the film's theatrical release; Director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Riegert Leo Spivak
Isabella Rossellini Rachel Spivak
Ashley Johnson Elena Spivak
Eli Wallach Sol Spivak
Rita Moreno Inez
Jake Hoffman Ed
Harris Yulin Actor
Frank Wood Actor
Beverly D'Angelo Betsy
Eric Bogosian Rabbi Evelyn Fink
Dominic Chianese Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Riegert Director,Screenwriter
Ben Conable Production Designer
Lynn Falconer Costumes/Costume Designer
Chen Harpaz Sound/Sound Designer
Vanessa Hoffman Asst. Director
Karen Kane Asst. Director
Al Kooper Score Composer
Melissa M. Marr Executive Producer
Anthony Mastromauro Executive Producer
Mario Ontal Editor
Mauricio Rubinstein Cinematographer
Peter Sahagen Executive Producer
Gerald Shapiro Screenwriter
Lemore Syvan Producer
Cindy Tolan Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King of the Corner
1. Focus Group [11:00]
2. Visiting Dad [9:24]
3. Final Arrangements [12:55]
4. Ed's New Coat [10:15]
5. Focus Group [10:10]
6. Leo's Vacation [12:13]
7. Crooked Family Tree [15:56]
8. Blackmail [10:35]

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