Postman Always Rings Twice

Postman Always Rings Twice

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Director: Bob Rafelson

Cast: Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos

     
 

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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 wifeSee more details below

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/1997
UPC:
0012569067325
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
2:01:00
Sales rank:
10,481

Special Features

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

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
Tani Phelps Guthrie Actor
Ken Magee Scoutmaster
Eugene Peterson Doctor
Lionel Smith Actor
Frank Arno Actor
Jon Van Ness Motorcycle Cop
Brian Farrell Mortenson
Raleigh Bond Insurance Salesman
William Newman Man from Home Town
Albert Henderson Beeman
Don Calfa Goebel
Louis Turenne Ringmaster
Dick Balduzzi Sign Man #1
John Furlong Sign Man #2
Sam Edwards Ticket Clerk
Betty Cole Grandmother
Joni Palmer Granddaughter
Brion James Crapshooter
Virgil Frye Crapshooter
Kenneth Cervi Crapshooter
James O'Connell Judge
Elsa Raven Matron
Kopi Sotiropulos Greek Mourner
Tom Maier Twin Oaks Customer
Glenn Shadix Twin Oaks Customer
Carolyn Coates Twin Oaks Customer
Christopher Lloyd Salesman

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

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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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