Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with Sharks

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Director: George Huang

Cast: George Huang, Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes

     
 

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George Huang's biting Hollywood/office comedy, Swimming With Sharks, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and theSee more details below

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George Huang's biting Hollywood/office comedy, Swimming With Sharks, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer and information on the cast. This is a fine release from Trimark that should please any fan of independent American cinema.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Writer/director George Huang's vitriolic 1994 debut is perhaps most notable for the blistering, caustic turn by Kevin Spacey as remorseless studio executive Buddy Ackerman. Spacey's Buddy is a different kind of Hollywood monster: physically compact and unusually soft-spoken, he's like a seething volcano that erupts only sporadically, when people least expect it. Spacey has the good sense to underplay the role, rendering Buddy's actions and demands all the more horrific. The conclusion -- in which Buddy's meek underling Guy (Frank Whaley) exacts revenge -- is a bit of a letdown, since Guy can't dream up anything more sinister than blatant physical abuse. For Spacey, the role would be one of a handful of standout performances in independent features, including his Oscar-winning role in The Usual Suspects the next year.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1998
UPC:
0031398683735
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
95,571

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Buddy Ackerman
Frank Whaley Guy
Michelle Forbes Dawn Lockard
Benicio Del Toro Rex
Jerry Levine Jack
Roy Dotrice Cyrus Miles
T.E. Russell Foster Kane
Patrick Fisher Moe

Technical Credits
George Huang Director,Screenwriter
Stephen Alexander Producer
Jay Cohen Executive Producer
Dennis Dion Special Effects
Kirsten Everberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Finestone Cinematographer
Cecil Gentry Production Designer
Andrea Stone Guttfreund Casting
Karen Haase Art Director
Buzz Hays Co-producer
Tom Hiel Score Composer
Stephen Israel Executive Producer
Ed Marx Editor
Veronika Merlin Production Designer
Joanne Moore Producer
Louis Nader Producer
Michael Proust Asst. Director
Kevin Reidy Associate Producer
Giovanni Di Simone Musical Direction/Supervision
Laurel Smith Casting
Kevin Spacey Co-producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
0. Chapters
1. Main Credits [4:04]
2. Pages [2:43]
3. Payback [2:52]
4. Day One [4:04]
5. Buddy [3:23]
6. Details [5:05]
7. Week One [3:00]
8. Pitch [3:15]
9. Needs [5:05]
10. Relationships [3:31]
11. Unavailable [6:29]
12. Paper Cuts [3:07]
13. Month One [3:36]
14. Loss [2:52]
15. Bad Luck [3:41]
16. Cyrus [3:13]
17. Graduation [3:46]
18. Ex-wife [4:00]
19. Year One [2:56]
20. Instant [4:17]
21. Weakness [4:17]
22. Choices [5:43]
23. Promotion [4:11]
24. End Credits [3:38]
Side #2 -- Wide Screen
0. Chapters
1. Main Credits [4:04]
2. Pages [2:43]
3. Payback [2:52]
4. Day One [4:04]
5. Buddy [3:23]
6. Details [5:05]
7. Week One [3:00]
8. Pitch [3:15]
9. Needs [5:05]
10. Relationships [3:31]
11. Unavailable [6:29]
12. Paper Cuts [3:07]
13. Month One [3:36]
14. Loss [2:52]
15. Bad Luck [3:41]
16. Cyrus [3:13]
17. Graduation [3:46]
18. Ex-wife [4:00]
19. Year One [2:56]
20. Instant [4:17]
21. Weakness [4:17]
22. Choices [5:43]
23. Promotion [4:11]
24. End Credits [3:38]

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