Plunkett & Macleane

Plunkett & Macleane

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Director: Jake Scott

Cast: Jake Scott, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Liv Tyler

     
 

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Jake Scott's historical crime comedy comes to DVD with two different images from which to choose. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as Dolby Digital Surround, and both soundtracks are… See more details below

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Jake Scott's historical crime comedy comes to DVD with two different images from which to choose. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as Dolby Digital Surround, and both soundtracks are closed-captioned. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features include the U.S. theatrical trailer, the U.K. theatrical trailer, a "making of" featurette, and filmographies and biographies of the cast and crew.A historical comedy that applies a 1990's mindset to a tale of crime in the 1740's, Plunkett and Macleane stars Robert Carlyle as Will Plunkett and Jonny Lee Miller as Capt. James Macleane. Plunkett is a druggist who has gone broke and turned to robbery to pay his bills, while Macleane was a minor member of the aristocracy who has resorted to similar means to support himself. The two meet while serving time in prison, and after comparing notes they set out together for a career in crime. They soon discover they make a good team; Plunkett understands the nuts and bolts of theft well enough, while Macleane has the charm and connections to get them into places where they might find things worth stealing. When Macleane manages to wrangle an invitation to a night of gambling at the estate of Lord Rochester (Alan Cumming), he uses the occasion to his advantage, making the acquaintance of the lovely Rebecca (Liv Tyler) at the party and donning a mask to relieve her of her winnings on the way home. The charm and panache with which the pair commit their crimes give them a widespread reputation as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen," but Rebecca's uncle, Lord Chief Justice Gibson (Michael Gambon) is not amused, and when an especially ruthless lawman, Chance (Ken Scott), is sent on their trail, Plunkett is eager to quit while he's ahead and flee the country. Macleane, however, is too busy wooing Rebecca to listen to reason. Plunkett and Macleane is the first feature film from director Jake Scott, who has a background in commercials and music videos and is now moving forward in the family business -- his father is Ridley Scott, while his uncle is Tony Scott. If you think you've seen leading men Carlyle and Miller together before, you have -- they were also co-stars in Trainspotting.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2000
UPC:
0044005868524
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Polygram Usa Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Widescreen 16x9 & full-screen formats; Theatrical trailer; Theatrical trailer U.K.; Featurette; Cast and filmmakers; Biographies & filmographies; English 5.1; English 2.0 Dolby Surround; English closed captioned; Spanish & French subtitled; Aspect ratio 2.35:1

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Carlyle Will Plunkett
Jonny Lee Miller Capt. James Macleane
Liv Tyler Lady Rebecca
Ken Stott Chance
Michael Gambon Lord Chief Justice Gibson
Alan Cumming Lord Rochester
Terence Rigby Actor
Claire Rushbrook Actor
Jeff Nuttall Actor
Iain Robertson Actor
James Thornton Actor
Nichola McAuliffe Actor
Susan Porrett Actor
Tommy Flanagan Actor

Technical Credits
Jake Scott Director
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Tim Bevan Producer
Graham Daniel Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Fellner Producer
Jonathon Finn Co-producer
Rupert Harvey Producer
Mark Holding Sound/Sound Designer
Jina Jay Casting
Euan Keddie Asst. Director
Jindrich Koci Art Director
Petr Kunc Art Director
Mirek Lux Asst. Director
John Mathieson Cinematographer
Charles McKeown Screenwriter
Ray Merrin Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Oldman Executive Producer
Oral Norrie Ottey Editor
Neal Purvis Screenwriter
Selwyn Roberts Executive Producer,Original Story
Norris Spencer Production Designer
Matthew Stillman Executive Producer
Douglas Urbanski Executive Producer
Robert Wade Screenwriter
Natascha Wharton Co-producer
Janty Yates Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer- Us
      Theatrical Trailer- Uk
      Production Featurette
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Robert Carlyle as Will Plunkett
         Johnny Lee Miller as James Macleane
         Liv Tyler as Lady Rebecca Gibson
         Directed by Jake Scott
   Language Selection
Side #2 -- Standard
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer- Us
      Theatrical Trailer- Uk
      Production Featurette
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Robert Carlyle as Will Plunkett
         Johnny Lee Miller as James Macleane
         Liv Tyler as Lady Rebecca Gibson
         Directed by Jake Scott
   Language Selection

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