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Mel Smith's quirky comedy The Tall Guy comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Those looking for something outside the typical Hollywood film should check out this decent disc from Disney/Buena Vista. Fans of Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson are also encouraged ...
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Mel Smith's quirky comedy The Tall Guy comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Those looking for something outside the typical Hollywood film should check out this decent disc from Disney/Buena Vista. Fans of Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson are also encouraged to check out this DVD.
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Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
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Is there anything that Jeff Goldblum can't do? Well, there's one: sing. One of the funniest sequences in movies of the 1990s has to be The Tall Guy's devastating parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. This one is based on The Elephant Man and it's called "Elephant!" Playing an American actor who gets the lead in this bizarre London musical, Goldblum's off-key warbling is just one of the The Tall Guy's comic highlights. Slapstick, sight gags, one-liners -- this movie has just about every comic device known to man, and makes most of them work, but it's Goldblum's deadpan presence that holds it all together. It's a light, cheerful, and literate comedy. Except for a silly theme song ("It Must Be Love" by Madness), The Tall Guy hits just about everything it aims at. It has an equally dexterous performance from Emma Thompson as Goldblum's girlfriend. Thompson creates a character stripped of all conventions: she is pure English eccentric. Rowan Atkinson gives good sneer as Goldblum's egocentric boss, but the movie's Webber parody is its best bit. It's about time someone mocked his smarmy hit-machine formula, but even if you like Webber, you'll enjoy a night with The Tall Guy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • UPC: 786936144550
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Goldblum Dexter King
Emma Thompson Kate Lemon
Rowan Atkinson Ron Anderson
Emil Wolk Cyprus Charlie
Geraldine James Carmen
Anna Massey Mary
Susan Field Dr. Freud
Hugh Thomas Dr. Karabekian
Bob Appleby "Elephant" Chorus
Charles Augins Choreographer
Timothy Barlow Mr. Morrow
Simon Bell "After Dark" Presenter
Susan Beresford Woman Police Constable
Melvyn Bragg Special Guest Appearance
Peter Brewis Freddy
Fred Bryant Dying Old Man
Joolia Cappelman Costume Designer
Angus Deayton Actor in Agent's Office
Robin Driscoll Actor in Agent's Office
Kate Duchene Old Girl Friend
Sarah-Jane Fenton Actress at Awards Show
Michael Fitzgerald Vacuum Cleaner Man
Piers Fletcher Himself
Tony Forsyth Berkoff Actor
Piers Hamilton Himself
Neil Hamilton Naked George
Stacey Haynes "Elephant" Chorus
John Inman Special Guest Appearance
Harold Innocent Timothy
Jason Isaacs Doctor
Francis Johnson Male Nurse
Joanna Kanska Tamara
Harriet Keevil Mary's Secretary
Peter Kelly Gavin
Charles Lamb Old Man in Wheelchair
Bruce Leader "Elephant" Chorus
Ian Lindsay TV Director
Jan Lloyd 'Elephant' Chorus
Thomas Lockyer Michael
Kate Lonergan Stage Manager/Rubberface
Stephen Marchant Berkoff Actor
Angela Meredith Old Girl Friend
Declan Mulholland Rubberface Doorman
Toby Philpott "Elephant" Chorus
Martin Sadler Doctor
Kim Thomson Cheryl
Sheila Trezise
John Waldon Company Stage Manager
Anthony Woodruff Elephant Doorman
Technical Credits
Mel Smith Director
Charles Augins Choreography
Tim Bevan Executive Producer, Producer
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Peter Brewis Score Composer
Richard Curtis Screenwriter
Jim Dowdall Stunts
Howard Greenfield Songwriter
Grant Hicks Production Designer
Carole King Songwriter
Daniel Parker Makeup
Dan Rae Editor
Morag Ross Makeup
Andrew Rothschild Art Director
Neil Sedaka Songwriter
Denise Simmons Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Webster Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
2. Opening Credits: "Long Legs, Tiny Paycheck" [4:13]
3. A Pleasant Home? [4:18]
4. Conquering Fears [4:24]
5. "Totally Spineless" [7:23]
6. Troubling Talk [7:18]
7. The First Date [4:17]
8. "Not Tired" [4:16]
9. "It Must Be Love" [5:14]
10. Looking for Work [5:42]
11. "Mr. Disgusting" [5:00]
12. Terrible Temptations [3:54]
13. Opening Night [7:43]
14. "The Stupidest Man in the Universe" [5:00]
15. Life Without Love [4:02]
16. "Vengeance Shall Be Mine" [3:18]
17. Begging for a Second Chance [6:53]
18. End Credits [2:03]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Captions
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      Captions: None
   Sneak Peeks
      Bounce
      About Adam
      Bridget Jones's Diary
      High Heels and Low Lifes
   Play
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