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Rob Reiner directed this clever teen-centric comedy, which has been given a solid presentation for this Special Edition DVD release. The Sure Thing has been given two transfers for this disc: a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors, and a pan-and-scan version in the full-screen ratio of 1.33:1. The English-language soundtrack appears in its original mix in Dolby Digital Mono, as well as in a version remixed for Dolby ...
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Overview

Rob Reiner directed this clever teen-centric comedy, which has been given a solid presentation for this Special Edition DVD release. The Sure Thing has been given two transfers for this disc: a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors, and a pan-and-scan version in the full-screen ratio of 1.33:1. The English-language soundtrack appears in its original mix in Dolby Digital Mono, as well as in a version remixed for Dolby Digital 5.1, while this edition also features optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring Rob Reiner, three short documentaries on the making of the picture, and an optional trivia track which features fun facts about the movie.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "The Road to The Sure Thing" restrospective featurette; Three mini-featurettes on the making of The Sure Thing; Audio commentary with director Rob Reiner; Trivia track; Hidden menu features
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Editorial Reviews

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Culture Club posters, shirt collars flipped up, and John Cusack in wooing mode: Yup, it's the '80s! Rob Reiner's romantic warm-up for When Harry Met Sally similarly tells of a man and a woman, only here they're college students on a cross-country road trip and they don't realize their love for one another until the last reel. Indeed, The Sure Thing may not break any new ground, but there's more than enough charm here to place the film high in the teen comedy pantheon. Freewheeling Gib Cusack and the more serious Alison Daphne Zuniga are delightful as seemingly incompatible college students, each destined for a romantic rendezvous in California -- and definitely not with one another. The speed bumps they encounter include a hellish car ride with two kooky students one portrayed by Tim Robbins, during which Gib and Alison endure a painful sing-along rendition of "The Age of Aquarius." There's a crucial moment when Alison, just as she's softening on her travel partner, overhears that Gib's plans include hooking up with a "sure thing" Nicolette Sheridan in California. That the moment is truly painful attests to Reiner's deft hand with such material and makes the film's romantic resolution all the more rewarding.
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One of the first in the early directorial hit parade of former actor Rob Reiner, The Sure Thing proved his instincts were just as smart for romantic comedy as they were for faux documentary following This Is Spinal Tap, his brilliant debut. John Cusack only 18 at the time of filming, the actual correct age for his character made a splash in his first lead role, earning him a bunch of ensuing parts clearly inspired by his madcap Walter "Gib" Gibson, whom he plays to perfection. The result is a minor classic among both teen coming-of-age comedies and road movies. Gib's cross-country quest to end his dry spell with a bikini-clad babe Nicollette Sheridan is pure '80s cheese, but otherwise, the film barely feels dated. Constantly wittier than expected, The Sure Thing also captures a truly perceptive nostalgia for life in the first year of college. Although it boasts funny supporting performances from Boyd Gaines, as the too-square-by-half boyfriend of Gib's sparring partner and romantic interest Daphne Zuniga, and Anthony Edwards, as Gib's best friend, this film really belongs to the charming clowning of Cusack. Whether he's plunging fully clothed into a swimming pool to get Zuniga's attention or pretending to be an insane hitchhiker to scare off a horny truck driver, there's a spark constantly dancing in those eyes. It nicely foreshadows the career Cusack has come to have, playing goofy average guys who effortlessly win audience sympathy. Add in a sharp script by Steven L. Bloom and Jonathan Roberts, and this lighthearted outing is as good a guarantee of enjoyment as its title suggests.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • UPC: 027616865748
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Walter "Gib" Gibson
Daphne Zuniga Alison Bradbury
Anthony Edwards Lance
Boyd Gaines Jason
Tim Robbins Gary Cooper
Lisa Jane Persky Mary Ann Webster
Viveca Lindfors Prof. Taub
Nicollette Sheridan The Sure Thing
Larry Hankin Truck Driver
John Putch Will, Martin
Marcie Reibel Girl at Party
Kristal Richards Girl in the Photo
Chris Rydell Charlie
Danielle von Zerneck Julie
Marcia Christie Julie
Robert Anthony Marcucci Bobby
Lorrie Lightle Lucy
Joshua Cadman Jimbo
Steve Pink Football Player
Tracy Reiner Alison's Friend
Marty Layton Frat Guy
Amy Resnick Marsha
Robert Bauer Moke
Frantz Turner Cop
Garry Goodrow Pick-Up Driver
Robert Snively Clerk
Carmen Filpi Bus Station Bum
Richard Hamilton Bartender
George Memmoli Man in Bar
Rosalind Moreland Barmaid
Sunshine Parker Cowboy Guy
Fran Ryan Lady in Car
Teresa Baxter Rose Lady
Jimmy Baron Guy at Frat Party
Julie Ow Girl in Sarong
Noelle Williams Katherine
Sarah Buxton Sharon
Technical Credits
Rob Reiner Director
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Steven L. Bloom Screenwriter
Robert Eber Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Lisa Fischer Set Decoration/Design
John Frazier Special Effects
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
Robert Leighton Editor
Patricia Messina Makeup
Steve Nicolaides Production Manager
Jonathan Roberts Screenwriter
Andrew Scheinman Co-producer
Tom Scott Score Composer
Irwin Winkler Executive Producer
Henry Winkler Executive Producer
Jeff Wischnack Special Effects
Dorinda Rice Wood Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Sure Thing
1. Main Title [2:14]
2. A Cosmic Adam & Eve [1:13]
3. Too Complex for School [2:01]
4. Love, Life & Pizza [3:29]
5. Lived Enough? [2:18]
6. The Pity Approach [2:53]
7. The Sincerity Lie... [4:29]
8. ...And Its Obvious Flaws [4:45]
9. 10 Solid Inches [1:21]
10. A Sure Thing Beckons [2:28]
11. Gary Cooper's Show Tunes [2:42]
12. Bedtime Bickering [1:21]
13. Repressed Spontaneity [2:46]
14. Suddenly Car-Less [4:45]
15. Adventures in Hitchhiking [4:05]
16. Last Bus to LA [3:29]
17. Shotgunning Something [2:44]
18. Three Good-Looking Guys [5:46]
19. 15 Months Pregnant [2:10]
20. The Bright Side of Hell [3:28]
21. A Rose for the Lady [2:36]
22. How's Your Lawyer? [3:53]
23. Nothing Happened [2:26]
24. Never Had a Sure Thing [2:52]
25. Parting Ways [1:08]
26. Flannel Sheets and... Beer? [2:13]
27. Gin Rummy Central [2:42]
28. A No-Morals Issue [4:28]
29. Bad Bed Habits [2:17]
30. The Sure Nonstarter [2:31]
31. The Traitor's Essay [4:01]
32. End Credits [3:03]
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Menu

Side #1 -- The Sure Thing
   Play Movie
      Widescreen
      Standard
   Scene Selections
   Languages
      Sound: Digitally Enhanced English 5.1 Surround
      Sound: English Mono
      Sound: Français Mono
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary Wit Director Rob Reiner: On
      Audio Commentary Wit Director Rob Reiner: Off
      Trivia Track
Side #2 -- Special Features
   [Hidden Menu Feature 1]
   [Hidden Menu Feature 2]
   [Hidden Menu Feature 3]
   [Hidden Menu Feature 4]
   Featurettes
      The Road to The Sure Thing
      Dressing the Sure Thing
      Casting the Sure Thing
      Reading the Sure Thing
      Play All
   Trailers
      Theatrical Trailer
      Other Great MGM Releases
         The Princess Bride
         Spinal Tap
         MGM Means Great Movies Trailer
         Best of the 1980's Trailer
         More Great MGM Releases
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Sure Thing was a faboulus movie!

    I thought it was a great movie. The acting was preety great too. It was just outstanding. John Cusack was great in that movie. Even though I'm only 13 years old, I enjoy many 80's movies. The Sure Thing is defenetly one of them. In my opinion, it is one of Rob Reiner's best films.

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