The Optimist

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A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly musician that he's the man's long lost son, the ruse grows complicated. Leelee Sobieski, Ed Begley, Jr., and Eric ...
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A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly musician that he's the man's long lost son, the ruse grows complicated. Leelee Sobieski, Ed Begley, Jr., and Eric Balfour co-star.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • UPC: 625828431500
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Peace Arch Trinity
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rade Serbedzija
Leelee Sobieski
Shane West
Eric Balfour
Ed Begley Jr.
Regina Hall
Brian Geraghty
Reiley McClendon
Joel Moore
Technical Credits
Marius Balchunas Director, Screenwriter
Katya Blumenfeld Production Designer
David Dodson Editor
Debra Goldfield Editor
Darin Harmon Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Huebscher Cinematographer
Yagmur Kaplan Score Composer
Ernest Koskin Executive Producer
Richard Middleton Co-producer
Mladen Milicevic Score Composer
Kimberly Ray Editor
Scott Sturgeon Producer, Screenwriter
Emmy Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
John Veague Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elder Son
1. On the Run [9:51]
2. Reunion [13:17]
3. Russian Nights [12:01]
4. Symphony of Deception [8:18]
5. Paternal Bonds [8:10]
6. Brotherly Love [8:46]
7. Great With Faces [10:43]
8. Pretty Russian of Me [13:18]
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Disc #1 -- Elder Son
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      English 5.1 Surround Audio
      English 2.0 Stereo Audio
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