Matinee

Matinee

Director: Joe Dante Cast: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton
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Overview

Matinee

John Goodman's full-throttle performance as a William Castle-inspired schlockmeister propels Joe Dante's delightful and charming comedy Matinee. The film takes place during the fall 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when America's innocence began to crumble. Goodman plays film producer Lawrence Woolsey, who is in Key West to premiere his latest horror epic, "Mant," the story of a man who turns into a giant insect ("Half Man! ... Half Ant! ... All Terror!"). He's busy rigging the local movie theater with all manner of gimmicks, such as Atomo-Vision and Rumble-Rama, and stationing a buxom nurse -- played by Woolsey's girlfriend and leading lady Ruth (Cathy Moriarty) -- in the lobby to assist potential heart attack victims. Amidst all the hubbub, a quartet of local teenagers gear up for the big premiere: Gene (Simon Fenton), a Navy brat whose father is on alert for the duration of the crisis; Stan (Omri Katz), Gene's friend who has a furious crush on Sherry (Kellie Martin); and Sandra (Lisa Jakub), the daughter of two beatnik free-thinkers. As the premiere of "Mant" gets closer and Soviet-U.S. tensions increase, the four teenagers' problems and desires also mount to the boiling point.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2010
UPC: 0025192047688
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 28,887

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Goodman Lawrence Woolsey
Cathy Moriarty Ruth Corday/Carol
Simon Fenton Gene Loomis
Omri Katz Stan
Lisa Jakub Sandra
Kellie Martin Sherry
Jesse Lee Dennis Loomis
Lucinda Jenney Anne Loomis
James Villemaire Harvey Starkweather
Robert Picardo Howard, the Theater Manager
Jesse White Mr. Spector
John Sayles Bob
David Clennon Jack
Lucy Butler Rhonda
Mark McCracken Bill/Mant
William Schallert Doctor
Robert Cornthwaite Scientist
Kevin McCarthy General
Charles Haas Mr.Elroy
Gretchen Rennell Actor
Simone Reynolds Actor
George Carson Stan's Friend
Dick Miller Herb
Belinda Balaski Stan's Mom
Archie Hahn "Shopping Cart" Star
Naomi Watts "Shopping Cart" Starlet
Chris Stacy Gas Station Attendant
Allison McKay Teacher
Glenda Chism Teacher
Luke Halpin Man in Crowd
Elizabeth Dimon Theater Cashier
Shane Obedzinski Bleeding Kid
Danny Haneman Man Outside Theater
Steve Zurk Cop
Jeff Breslauer Movie Theater Actor
Kurt Smildsin Mob Actor
Ike Pappas Newscaster
Brett Rice Genes Dad
Jesse Zeigler Kid in Line
Tracy Roberts Screaming Woman
Marc Macaulay "Shopping Cart" Crook
Georgie Cranford Dwight

Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
Stephen Alesch Set Decoration/Design
Donald P.H. Eaton Asst. Director
Michael Finnell Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Charles Haas Original Story,Screenwriter
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Marshall Harvey Editor
John Hora Cinematographer
Jerico Original Story
Pat Kehoe Co-producer,Production Designer
Steven G. Legler Production Designer
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Nanci B. Roberts Art Director
Jeff Smolek Stunts
Fred C. Weiler Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Matinee
1. Mant! [6:15]
2. Missile Crisis [6:04]
3. Duck & Cover [5:37]
4. Making Friends [4:35]
5. On the Brink [4:17]
6. Cheap Thrills [3:09]
7. Early Warning [6:35]
8. Keeping Secrets [3:23]
9. Monster Movies [2:52]
10. Recruiting Talent [2:31]
11. Special Effects [7:30]
12. Atomo Vision [4:31]
13. Showmanship [8:49]
14. Rumble Rama [5:40]
15. The Only Ones Left [4:26]
16. Nuclear Attack! [6:31]
17. Coming Attractions [6:09]
18. End Titles [5:48]

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