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Overview

Harold Becker's 1989 thriller Sea of Love comes to DVD in this widescreen collector's edition from Universal. The Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack is available in English, Spanish, and French. Optional subtitles are also in English, Spanish, and French. A feature-length audio commentary track is provided by director Harold Becker. Special features include a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and a theatrical trailer. This edition is an improvement on the 1998 full-screen ...
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Overview

Harold Becker's 1989 thriller Sea of Love comes to DVD in this widescreen collector's edition from Universal. The Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack is available in English, Spanish, and French. Optional subtitles are also in English, Spanish, and French. A feature-length audio commentary track is provided by director Harold Becker. Special features include a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and a theatrical trailer. This edition is an improvement on the 1998 full-screen release.
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Special Features

Feature commentary with director Harold Becker; "The creation of Sea of Love" featurette; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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This high-quality contemporary film noir depends primarily on the skills of Al Pacino, who delivers a comeback performance as the desperate cop falling for one of his suspects. Pacino had appeared on screen only once since Scarface -- in 1985's flop Revolution -- and Sea of Love was widely considered some of his best work since the mid-1970s. As the femme fatale, Ellen Barkin charges the movie with sexual energy and anguish. Based on his novel Ladies' Man, Richard Price's screenplay is by turns funny, suspenseful, and melancholic as it pays homage to the classic film noir structure. The material is perfectly suited not only to Pacino's performance but also to the appropriately pallid cinematography of Ronnie Taylor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • UPC: 025192330322
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,941

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Frank Keller
Ellen Barkin Helen Cruger
John Goodman Sherman
Michael Rooker Terry
William Hickey Frank Keller, Sr.
Richard Jenkins Gruber
Barbara Baxley Miss Allen
Patricia Barry Older Woman
Jacqueline Brookes Helen's Mother
Michael O'Neill Raymond Brown
Paul Calderon Serafino
Gene Canfield Struk
Larry Joshua Dargan
John Spencer Lieutenant
Mark Phelan Murdered Man
Christofer de Oni Supermarket Manager
Nancy Gianzero Chris
Joshua Nelson Willie
Christine Estabrook Gina Gallagher
Michael Fischetti Doorman
Luis Ramos Omar Maldonado
Rafael Baez Efram Maldonado
Samuel L. Jackson Black Guy
Damien Leake Ernest Lee
Zachary Michael Simmons Ernest's Son
John Thaddeus Tommy
Dwayne McClary Supermarket Cashier
Thom Curley Toastmaster
Fred Sanders Cable Supervisor
Thomas Wagner Bartender
Manny Alfaro Doorman
Brian Paul Mackey
Deborah Taylor Tense Woman
Ferne Downey Sasha
Gerald Lenton Murdered Man
Nancy Beatty Raymond Brown's Wife
Tony de Santis Clipboard Guy #1
Jackie Laidlaw Yuppie Detective
Paul Hubbard Yuppie Detective
Bill Haslett Surveillance Team
James Kidnie Surveillance Team
Bridget O'Sullivan Sherman's Wife
Delaney Moore-Wickham Helen's Daughter
Franz Fridal Criminal Type
James O'Regan Hallway Cop
Wayne Best Hallway Cop
Hugh Thompson Young Cop
Philip Ho Karate Cop
Igor Stern Violinist
Miranda de Pencier Bride
Lorraine Bracco Franks Ex-Wife (footage added for TV)
Ty Templeton Groom
Technical Credits
Harold Becker Director
Kenny Bates Stunts
David Blewitt Editor
Steve M. Boyum Stunts
Michael S. Bregman Associate Producer
Martin Bregman Co-producer
David Bretherton Editor
Shane Cardwell Stunts
Andy Chmura Camera Operator
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Hank Hooker Stunts
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Barbara Kelly Production Manager
Irene Kent Makeup
John J. Moore Production Designer
Michael Polakow Editor
Richard Price Screenwriter
Gordon Sim Set Decoration/Design
Louis A. Stroller Co-producer
Ronnie Taylor Cinematographer
Glenn Wilder Stunts
Dick Ziker Stunts
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Main Titles
3. New York's Finest Yankees
4. Frank's on the Case
5. A Partner in Crime-Fighting
6. Looking for Miss Wrong
7. The Trap is Set
8. Three Blind Dates
9. Desperate Foolish Things
10. Are We Still Alive
11. Sea of Lies
12. Sexy Shopping
13. If You Live With a Cop
14. Sea of Suspicion
15. Showdown With Helen
16. Frank and the Killer
17. Good-Byes and No More Lies
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Feature Commentary With Director Harold Becker
      The Creation of Sea of Love
      Deleted Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Recommendations
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Feature Commentary
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    STYLIZED EROTICA

    With the exception of SCARFACE, Pacino had a series of clunkers in the 1980's. This 1989 work can be considered a comeback move for one of America's greatest actors...this is thriller erotica oozing in NYC style. Harold Becker's best work since THE ONION FIELD, and it holds you scene to scene. Ellen Barkin literally walks off with the film when she meets Pacino's character in a West Side supermarket wearing only heels and a trenchcoat. It was enough to make me shop there.

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