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Coca-Cola Kid
     

The Coca-Cola Kid

Director: Dusan Makavejev

Cast: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr

 
Dusan Makavejev's quirky romantic comedy The Coca-Cola Kid comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are

Overview

Dusan Makavejev's quirky romantic comedy The Coca-Cola Kid comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. MGM/UA has done a solid job with this film, especially when one considers the inexpensive list price.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
Arguably Dusan Makavejev's most accessible and entertaining film, The Coca-Cola Kid is a genial comedy with a rare light performance by Eric Roberts, whose subsequent roles devolved largely into villains and psychotics. Makavejev plays off Roberts' clenched line readings to suggest that here is a man who just needs a little loosening up, and he'll be okay. In fact, Roberts' Becker is a distant cousin to Susan Anspach's uptight American in Makavejev's most popular film, Montenegro. The Coca-Cola Kid also pokes fun at the Australians, too; if Becker is wound a bit too tight, they're shown as making a fetish out of being laid-back. Their "no worries mate" philosophy does begin to loosen up Becker, and it helps to have a sexy woman (Greta Scacchi in her second important film after a stunning debut in Heat and Dust) as the bait. The film may not be as textured and consistently entertaining as Local Hero, but it's got fizz enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
UPC:
0027616874948
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: stereo surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Roberts Becker
Greta Scacchi Terri
Bill Kerr T. George McDowell
Chris Haywood Kim
Kris McQuade Juliana
Max Gillies Frank
Tony Barry Bushman
Paul Chubb Fred
David Slingsby Waiter
Tim Finn Philip
Colleen Clifford Mrs. Haversham
Rebecca Smart DMZ
Ebsen Storm Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd Mr. Joe
Ian Gilmour Marjorie
David Argue Newspaper Vendor
Julie Nihill Marching Girl
Ricky Fataar Rock Musician
Mark Moffatt Rock Musician
Paul Hester Rock Musician
Rex Goh Rock Musician
Jane Markey Doris
Angelo D'Angelo Projectionist
Gia Carides Chambermaid
David Bracks Santa
Chris Hession Santa
Peter Armstrong Security Guard
David Roe Quarantine Officer
Adam Bowen Flight Steward

Technical Credits
Dusan Makavejev Director
Sylvie Le Clezio Producer
Mark Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Moorhouse Screenwriter
William Motzing Score Composer
Martin O'Neill Set Decoration/Design
David Roe Producer
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
John Scott Editor
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Lesley Vanderwalt Makeup
Graham "Grace" Walker Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/"Whiz Kid" [5:35]
2. Gentle Yet Disciplined [4:06]
3. Sound of Refreshment [4:54]
4. Projecting a Problem [6:07]
5. Family Disturbance [3:24]
6. This 'Roo Needs a Vet [3:04]
7. Unwelcome Guest [5:58]
8. "The Lone Ranger" [3:32]
9. "Call Me T. George" [4:49]
10. The McCoke Campaign [4:30]
11. Frozen out of a Job [1:59]
12. "The Australian Sound" [3:10]
13. "Having a Bad Time" [5:29]
14. Tangoing & Waltzing [9:25]
15. Explosive Sex [8:57]
16. Looking for a Home [11:55]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/"Whiz Kid" [:09]
2. Gentle Yet Disciplined [5:35]
3. Sound of Refreshment [4:06]
4. Projecting a Problem [4:54]
5. Family Disturbance [6:07]
6. This 'Roo Needs a Vet [3:24]
7. Unwelcome Guest [3:04]
8. "The Lone Ranger" [5:58]
9. "Call Me T. George" [3:32]
10. The McCoke Campaign [4:49]
11. Frozen out of a Job [4:30]
12. "The Australian Sound" [1:59]
13. "Having a Bad Time" [3:10]
14. Tangoing & Waltzing [5:29]
15. Explosive Sex [9:25]
16. Looking for a Home [8:57]

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