The Freshman

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Overview

Andrew Bergman's gangster comedy The Freshman comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include some theatrical trailers. This solid disc will please fans of the film and interest anybody who cares about Brando. His work in this film (in which he mocks his most famous screen ...
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Overview

Andrew Bergman's gangster comedy The Freshman comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include some theatrical trailers. This solid disc will please fans of the film and interest anybody who cares about Brando. His work in this film (in which he mocks his most famous screen role) is just as funny on the small screen as it was in theaters.
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Special Features

Languages: English, Spanish, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Theatrical trailers; Scene selections; Full-screen and widescreen formats
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Marlon Brando's performance as Don Corleone in The Godfather is one of the most memorable in cinema history, and the actor's bravely pays homage to the part in writer-director Andrew Bergman's screwball comedy The Freshman. Brando runs away with the movie, and deservedly so: he delivers an astonishing, perfectly controlled comic performance. Bergman commandingly sends up Corleone and stages a number of other satiric moments, but despite being goofy and sloppy at times, the movie never becomes a spoof. The affable performances of Brando, Matthew Broderick, Paul Benedict and Bruno Kirby (who appeared in The Godfather Part II) sustain The Freshman's genial air. Gangster movies were a favorite revisionist target of such mid-1980s films as Prizzi's Honor and Married to the Mob; the closest match-up to Brando's work in the The Freshman, however, might be Robert De Niro's self-referential performance in 1999's Analyze This.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • UPC: 043396702998
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,049

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Broderick Clark Kellogg
Marlon Brando Carmone Sabatini
Bruno Kirby Victor Ray
Penelope Ann Miller Tina Sabatini
Frank Whaley Steve Bushak
Paul Benedict Arthur Fleeber
Jon Polito Chuck Greenwald
Maximilian Schell Larry London
B.D. Wong Edward
Richard Gant Lloyd Simpson
Kenneth Welsh Dwight Armstrong
Pamela Payton-Wright Liz Armstrong
Leo Cimino Lorenzo
Bert Parks Himself
Gianni Russo Maitre D', Gourmet Club
Trivett Christina Mall Patron
Tex Konig Leo
Warren Davis Fr. Frank
Vera Lockwood Aunt Angelina
Jefferson Mappin Hunter
Daniel Dion Gas Attendant
Marnie Edwards Mall Mother
Doug Silberstein Mr. Glassman
J.H. Millington FBI Man
Drake Arden Student in Fleeber Classroom
David Stratton Student in Fleeber Classroom
Geraldine Quinn Student in Fleeber Classroom
Derek Mitchell Student in Fleeber Classroom
Joe Ingoldsby Waiter in Restaurant
Adrienne Howe Mall Patron
Patricia Andrews Mall Patron
Edward Roy Mall Patron
Amanda Smith Mall Patron
Andrew Airlie Mall Patron
Daniel Desanto Mall Patron
Wendy Dickson Mall Patron
Fifi Donahue Grand Central Station Booth Lady
Technical Credits
Andrew Bergman Director, Songwriter, Screenwriter
Ken Adam Production Designer
Barry Adamson Songwriter
Blixa Bargeld Songwriter
Nick Cave Songwriter
Carmine Coppola Musical Arrangement
Ice Cube Songwriter
Daniel Davis Production Designer
Bob Dylan Songwriter
David R. Ellis Stunts
Ray Evans Songwriter
Mike Fenton Casting
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Melvin Glover Songwriter
Harlan Goodman Musical Direction/Supervision
Lynda Gordon Casting
Patricia Green Makeup
Mick Harvey Songwriter
Alicia Keywan Art Director
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Mike Lobell Producer
Aleida MacDonald Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Malkin Editor
Rocco Musacchia Consultant/advisor
David Newman Score Composer
Harald Ortenburger Camera Operator
Hugo Race Songwriter
Chuck Rio Songwriter
Gordon Sim Set Decoration/Design
Judy Taylor Casting
Neil Tifunovich Special Effects
Bernie Wayne Songwriter
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:25]
2. Victor Bay [3:03]
3. Victimized [:54]
4. Steve Bushak [1:10]
5. Professor Fleeber [1:54]
6. Party's Over [3:50]
7. Uncle Carmine [10:25]
8. Film Class [2:04]
9. Tina Sabatini [7:09]
10. Komodo Dragon [6:30]
11. The Mall [2:06]
12. Edward [1:52]
13. Larry London [2:29]
14. Clark Calls Home [2:19]
15. Impressed Employer [6:37]
16. Engagement Present [1:52]
17. Clark Pursed [1:38]
18. Wedding Preparations [2:56]
19. Chuck & Lloyd [4:12]
20. Under Surveillance [1:17]
21. Dorm Visit [5:48]
22. An "A" Student [2:35]
23. Sabatini On Ice [1:43]
24. Off To Dinner [2:23]
25. The Gourmet Club [6:58]
26. "You Betrayed Me!" [4:28]
27. Just Business [5:20]
28. End Credits [4:25]
Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:25]
2. Victor Bay [3:03]
3. Victimized [:54]
4. Steve Bushak [1:10]
5. Professor Fleeber [1:54]
6. Party's Over [3:50]
7. Uncle Carmine [10:25]
8. Film Class [2:04]
9. Tina Sabatini [7:09]
10. Komodo Dragon [6:30]
11. The Mall [2:06]
12. Edward [1:52]
13. Larry London [2:29]
14. Clark Calls Home [2:19]
15. Impressed Employer [6:37]
16. Engagement Present [1:52]
17. Clark Pursed [1:38]
18. Wedding Preparations [2:56]
19. Chuck & Lloyd [4:12]
20. Under Surveillance [1:17]
21. Dorm Visit [5:48]
22. An "A" Student [2:35]
23. Sabatini On Ice [1:43]
24. Off To Dinner [2:23]
25. The Gourmet Club [6:58]
26. "You Betrayed Me!" [4:28]
27. Just Business [5:20]
28. End Credits [4:25]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
   Subtitles
   Theatrical Trailer
      The Freshman
      Glory
      The Cable Guy
Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
   Subtitles
   Theatrical Trailer
      The Freshman
      Glory
      The Cable Guy
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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    This is a terrific movie. The premise is funny, the casting perf

    This is a terrific movie. The premise is funny, the casting perfect. If you're looking for an evening of lighthearted fun and entertainment you won't regret this choice, with the bonus of seeing Brando in a comedic role. It's an incredible shame this is not available on disc.

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