Brick

Brick

Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
UPC: 0025192866326
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 25,343

Special Features

Over 20 minutes of deleted and extended scenes; The inside track: casting the roles; Feature commentary by cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Brendan Fry
Nora Zehetner Laura
Lukas Haas The Pin
Noah Fleiss Tugg
Noah Segan Dode
Matt O'Leary The Brain
Meagan Good Kara
Emilie de Ravin Emily
Lucas Babin Big Stoner
Brian J. White Brad Bramish
Richard Roundtree VP Trueman
Reedy Gibbs The Pin's Mom

Technical Credits
Rian Johnson Director,Screenwriter
Ram Bergman Producer
Johnson Communications Executive Producer
Norman Dreyfuss Executive Producer
Susan Dynner Co-producer
Dennis Grzesik Sound/Sound Designer
Nathan Johnson Score Composer
Lisa Johnson Executive Producer
Craig Johnson Executive Producer
Dana Lustig Co-producer
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Mark Mathis Producer
Kristin Mente Asst. Director
Jonathan Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Posch Costumes/Costume Designer
Angela Roessel Co-producer
Jodie Lynne Tillen Production Designer
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brick
1. Sarmentosa and Del Rio [8:36]
2. Fearless Flyer [5:31]
3. Coffee and Pie [3:37]
4. Lunch Is Difficult [6:11]
5. She's Gone [6:27]
6. Show of Hands [4:49]
7. Can't Trust You [4:22]
8. The Pin [7:24]
9. For Rub or Hire [4:44]
10. You Trust Me Now? [4:43]
11. The Lug [3:49]
12. The Beach [5:27]
13. The Brick of Brock [7:15]
14. In Over Your Head [2:54]
15. The Tunnel [4:20]
16. She Sprung It on Me [4:20]
17. Smooth Things Out [5:50]
18. War [5:29]
19. It's Not Over [9:13]
20. End Titles [4:43]

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Brick 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was surprisingly good. It's not a movie I envision people running out to see in the theaters. It's the type of film that you'd catch on cable. The movie brings to life a genre which has all but disappeared from mainstream cinema, but also brings a refreshing feeling of originality through its use of unconventional characters. Joseph G.Leavitt was great in this film he has taken a lot of risks in the roles he plays -- from troubled teen in MANIC, to the gay hustler in MYSTERIOUS SKIN). The movie unfolds slowly, and it nearly makes you want to give up on it because the script employs verbiage in the vein of a 1940's James Cagney film. Snappy dialogue, delivered at a rapid fire pace and flowery turn of phrases that you have to pay attention to decipher. As a 1940's noir type film, it has the standard archetypes: the hero who is seeking justice, his brainy sidekick, the femme fatale, the gal with the heart of gold, the larger than life villain (played by Lukas Haas) and his dunderhead henchman. While very inventive, it could easily turn a person off, but as the movie progresses, you learn to appreciate the tone and the simple fact that the film doesn't talk down to you. Another thing I liked about the movie is that it's not trying to pull the wool over your eyes. At first, hearing these young-ish actors speaking this type of dialogue feels as if they're playing grown-up, it threatens to be campy, but by alluding to rides from parents and trips to the Vice-Principal's office, you realize that these are teens and they are not trying to be anything other than teens. My only gripe is the sound. Editing must've been tough and several times lines were garbled or mumbled, making it necessary to rewind and find out what was said. Despites it's flaws, this Brick doesn't sink This film is daring, brutal and at times actually fun. If this was shoot in black and white then it would've been a cult classic authenticitied. It should be seen for the simple fact that it's unlike anything coming out of Hollywood.
Janus More than 1 year ago
This little known gem is a sort of love-letter to the film noir of old. Essentially, it's a mystery centered on the murder of the main character's ex-girlfriend. The pacing, dialogue and moody feel are what give it its real charm. Take an old Humphrey Bogart mystery, update the script and set it in a very real modern high school and that's what Brick is.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This film surpased all of my expectations. For a first time director, this film is a masterpiece. The pulse of this movie can be felt in the heart of the story. The characters seem like they could lurk in the hallways of my own high school. The writing is like nothing I have heard before. The lines displayed a new form of dialogue that I haven't seen in a movie before. The words were in English, but the phrases seemed to be in something else. After the first half an hour the watcher is well adjusted and can't wait for the next witty, back-handed comment from our hero. The writing could have never been pulled off if it wasn't for the supurb delivery by the actors. Every one of them was truly their characters heart, soul, and fist! There is not a faulty role in this film, just too much of a punchline when you see where the pin lives. I expect to see a lot more talented movies coming from Rian Johnson. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is in the mood for something different, exciting and most of all of lot of fun.
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