The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Overview

Bob Rafelson's remake of 1946's The Postman Always Rings Twice, with a screenplay by the award-winning playwright David Mamet, stars Jack Nicholson as Frank Chambers, a depression-era drifter who ends up at a diner run by Nick Papadakis John Colicos, who offers Frank a job. Frank takes him up on the offer, but quickly begins a torrid affair with Nick's wife Cora Jessica Lange. The adulterous lovers soon hatch a plan to kill Nick and share in the insurance payout. The second big-screen adaptation of the James M. ...
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Overview

Bob Rafelson's remake of 1946's The Postman Always Rings Twice, with a screenplay by the award-winning playwright David Mamet, stars Jack Nicholson as Frank Chambers, a depression-era drifter who ends up at a diner run by Nick Papadakis John Colicos, who offers Frank a job. Frank takes him up on the offer, but quickly begins a torrid affair with Nick's wife Cora Jessica Lange. The adulterous lovers soon hatch a plan to kill Nick and share in the insurance payout. The second big-screen adaptation of the James M. Cain novel, the film garnered a certain degree of notoriety for the explicit sex scenes between Lange and Nicholson.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Three theatrical trailers; Subtitles: English, Français, Español
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1997
  • UPC: 012569067325
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,578

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Frank Chambers
Jessica Lange Cora Papadakis
John Colicos Nick Papadakis
Michael Lerner Katz
John Ryan Kennedy
Anjelica Huston Madge
William Traylor Sackett
Thomas Hill Barlow
Frank Arno
Dick Balduzzi Sign Man #1
Raleigh Bond Insurance Salesman
Don Calfa Goebel
Kenneth Cervi Crapshooter
Carolyn Coates Twin Oaks Customer
Betty Cole Grandmother
Sam Edwards Ticket Clerk
Brian Farrell Mortenson
Virgil Frye Crapshooter
John Furlong Sign Man #2
Tani Phelps Guthrie
Albert Henderson Beeman
Brion James Crapshooter
Christopher Lloyd Salesman
Ken Magee Scoutmaster
Tom Maier Twin Oaks Customer
William Newman Man from Home Town
James O'Connell Judge
Joni Palmer Granddaughter
Eugene Peterson Doctor
Elsa Raven Matron
Glenn Shadix Twin Oaks Customer
Lionel Smith
Kopi Sotiropulos Greek Mourner
Louis Turenne Ringmaster
Jon Van Ness Motorcycle Cop
Technical Credits
Bob Rafelson Director, Producer
Andrew Braunsberg Executive Producer
Rick Carter Production Designer
Graeme Clifford Editor
Tom Elliott Stunts
Alan R. Gibbs Stunts
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
George Jenkins Production Designer
David Mamet Screenwriter
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Gerald R. Molen Production Designer
Charles B. Mulvehill Producer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Dorothy Pearl Makeup
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
William P. Scott Asst. Director
Michael Small Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Side #1--
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits. [2:17]
2. Lost ride, found meal. [5:57]
3. Gas Jockey Frank. [2:45]
4. Six languages [4:34]
5. "Is that door locked?." [5:25]
6. Night music. [2:55]
7. Travel plans. [3:09]
8. Roll of the dice. [4:18]
9. The hang people for that. [3:13]
10. Lights out. [4:11]
11. Fear of the dark. [4:27]
12. The cat and the fuse box. [3:01]
13. Cub scouts; two on the town. [4:26]
14. A party for Nick. [3:57]
15. "I can't have this baby.." [3:54]
16. Death from behind. [4:03]
17. Over the edge. [5:47]
18. Insurance companies hat to lose. [2:23]
19. Attorney Katz. [1:38]
20. Courtroom turmoil. [3:38]
21. The deal. [3:51]
22. Freedom. [3:14]
23. Traces of Nick. [2:12]
24. Business cooks, lovers cool. [3:28]
25. Sad news from Iowa. [2:07]
26. Cats. [4:05]
27. Cora returns. [2:33]
28. Blackmail. [6:04]
29. Caught in a lie. [5:00]
30. The road to tragedy. [9:17]
31. End credits. [3:01]
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Menu

   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Jack Nicholson- Frank Chambers
            Films
         Jessica Lange- Cora Papadakis
            Films
         John Colicos- Nick Papadakis
            Films
         Screenplay by David Mamet
            Films
         Based on the Novel by James M. Cain
            Highlights
         Directed by Bob Rafelson
            Films
      Supporting Players
         Anjelica Huston- Madge
            Films
         Christopher Lloyd- The Salesman
            Films
         Micheal Lerner- Katz
            Films
      Behide the Scenes
      The Original vs. the Remake
      Theatrical Trailers
         Mildred Pierce
         The Postman Always Rings Twice ('46)
         The Postman Always Rings Twice ('81)
   Languages
   Play Movie
   Recommendations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    terrific performances, film and transfer.

    terrific performances, film and transfer.

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