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The Prime Gig

Overview

Gregory Mosher's thriller The Prime Gig comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Although the disc is technically sound, the lack of extras make it hard to recommend it ...
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Overview

Gregory Mosher's thriller The Prime Gig comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Although the disc is technically sound, the lack of extras make it hard to recommend it to anyone other than genre enthusiasts.
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Special Features

Widescreen or full-screen version of the film; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Stereo Surround Sound; English subtitles and closed captions
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Sober, stylized, and subtly mournful, this superior examination of the underbelly of big business came out the same year as Boiler Room but failed to receive a proper theatrical release. That's too bad, for The Prime Gig has more on its mind than simply updating the corruption-and-greed trappings of Wall Street for a new generation of moviegoers. Avoiding both the grandstanding and the black-and-white morality of those other films, Gregory Mosher's directorial debut instead excavates the fluorescent-bathed banality and self-delusion that characterize the shadier corners of the financial industry. Mosher clearly knows his material: He helmed David Mamet's similarly themed Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway a quarter century earlier. Nevertheless, the film captures its own brand of scuzzy glamour thanks to sharp writing from newcomer William Wheeler and the beautiful photography of veteran John A. Alonzo. Vince Vaughn gives a quietly forceful lead performance, bolstered by the pugnacious intensity of Ed Harris and the crystalline mystery of Julia Ormond. Although the fine supporting cast includes playwright Wallace Shawn and TV vets Amber Benson and George Wendt, the focus is squarely on the three leads. The femme-fatale question mark hanging over Ormond and the sexual gamesmanship between Harris and Vaughn may come straight from film noir, but their migration to the world of strip-mall office space enlivens the material in both directions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2002
  • UPC: 794043547522
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,612

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Vaughn Pendelton "Penny" Wise
Julia Ormond Caitlin, Carlson
Ed Harris Kelly Grant
Rory Cochrane Joel
Wallace Shawn Gene
George Wendt Archie
Stephen Tobolowsky Mick
Jeanetta Arnette Cheryl
Shishir Kurup Sujat
Brian George Nasser
Technical Credits
Gregory Mosher Director
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Cara Giallanza Asst. Director
Richard Hoover Production Designer
Billy Hopkins Casting
James Y. Kwei Editor
Jennifer Lane Associate Producer
Gina Mingacci Producer
David Robbins Score Composer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt Producer
William Wheeler Co-producer, Screenwriter
Cary Woods Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scenes: Widescreen
1. Main Titles/A Free Vacation [3:48]
2. No Experience Necessary [3:07]
3. Caesar and Hobo [3:36]
4. "She Wants Money" [5:02]
5. Kelly Grant's in Town [4:14]
6. Chess and Life Lessons [2:27]
7. Lloyd and the Cockroaches [4:51]
8. The Prime Gig [5:38]
9. Peace of Mine [7:54]
10. The Ben Franklin Close [3:01]
11. Joel's Dance School [3:07]
12. "It's Closing Time!" [5:19]
13. Batting Zero [7:12]
14. Sex and Success [5:38]
15. The Green Card Angle [8:20]
16. Planning Ahead [3:28]
17. Evelyn's Life Savings [6:28]
18. Marriage Transaction [4:49]
19. "All of It!" [4:19]
20. End Credits [4:36]
0. Scenes: Fullscreen
1. Main Titles/A Free Vacation [3:48]
2. No Experience Necessary [3:07]
3. Caesar and Hobo [3:36]
4. "She Wants Money" [5:02]
5. Kelly Grant's in Town [4:14]
6. Chess and Life Lessons [2:27]
7. Lloyd and the Cockroaches [4:51]
8. The Prime Gig [5:38]
9. Peace of Mine [7:54]
10. The Ben Franklin Close [3:01]
11. Joel's Dance School [3:07]
12. "It's Closing Time!" [5:19]
13. Batting Zero [7:12]
14. Sex and Success [5:38]
15. The Green Card Angle [8:20]
16. Planning Ahead [3:28]
17. Evelyn's Life Savings [6:28]
18. Marriage Transaction [4:49]
19. "All of It!" [4:19]
20. End Credits [4:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
      Stereo Surround Sound
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Play
      Widescreen
      Fullscreen
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