Mac

Mac

Cast: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Caportoto, Katherine Borowitz

     
 

Actor John Turturro made his directorial debut with this comedy drama which arrived on DVD in a no-frills package. Mac has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround; the dialogue is in English, withSee more details below

Overview

Actor John Turturro made his directorial debut with this comedy drama which arrived on DVD in a no-frills package. Mac has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround; the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options, though the feature does include closed captions in English. No additional bonus materials have been included.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A favorite of directors Spike Lee and the Coen brothers, character actor John Turturro spent twelve years developing this film about his father, a temperamental, uncompromising New York house builder. While somewhat uneven in tone and undisciplined in length, Mac was critically respected as an intelligent examination of the American Dream and a welcome treatise on the value and price of a dedication to quality. Originally intending only to co-write and star in Mac, Turturro also directed the film in an effort to keep the budget down. It was a family affair for its director, and not just in its depiction of his father, whose voice is heard in an extended telephone answering machine message in the film's finale: Turturro also cast his wife, Katherine Borowitz, in the female lead, and several other family members in supporting roles, including younger brother Nicholas Turturro and cousin Aida Turturro. Turturro did not direct again until Illuminata (1999), teaming again with co-writer Brandon Cole, wife Borowitz, and cousin Aida. Mac won the Camera d'Or award for a debut feature at the Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2004
UPC:
0043396036970
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Turturro Niccolo "Mac" Vittelli
Michael Badalucco Vico Vitelli
Carl Caportoto Bruno Vitelli
Katherine Borowitz Alice Vitelli
Ellen Barkin Oona
John Amos Nat
Steve Randazzo Gus
Olek Krupa Polowski
Ruth Malaczech Burgess
Matthew Sussman Clarence
Mario Todisco Joe the Mule
Nicholas Turturro Tony Gloves
Joe Paparone Papa
Dennis Farina Mr.Stunder
Kaiulani Lee Mrs. Stunder
James Madio Young Mac
Stephi Lineburg Young Alice
Mike Starr Fireman
Michael Glynn Bricklayer Number 1
Harry Bugin Patient
Angelo Florio Paulo Boy
Anthony Alessandro Young Bricklayer
Kent Broadhurst Mr Tobin
Jayne Haynes Bum
Shirley Stoler Customer
Aida Turturro Wife
Judith Roberts Woman on Bus

Technical Credits
John Turturro Director,Screenwriter
Steve Apicella Asst. Director
Michael Berenbaum Editor
Ron Fortunato Cinematographer
Brenda Goodman Producer
Sharon Ilson Makeup
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Nancy Tanenbaum Producer
Nancy Tenenbaum Producer
Richard Termini Score Composer
Donna Zakowska Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:08]
2. The Vitelli Brothers [8:15]
3. At the Construction Site [10:23]
4. Alice [7:29]
5. Lunch Break [17:09]
6. Bidding on Lot #25 [9:55]
7. Vitelli Bros. Construction [20:06]
8. Bruno Moves Out [5:10]
9. Showing the Houses [5:08]
10. Dealing With a Rat Problem [13:30]
11. Splitting Up the Partnership [10:21]
12. Mac & Son [7:17]

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