Plot Against Harry

Plot Against Harry

Director: Michael Roemer Cast: Martin Priest, Ben Lang, Henry Nemo

DVD (B&W)

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Overview

Plot Against Harry

Filmed independently by Michael Roemer in 1969, The Plot Against Harry didn't earn a mainstream release until 1989. What was contemporary in 1969 became a period piece by the time it saw the light of day, but this anachronistic quality lent a great deal of charm to the proceedings. Harry Plotnick (Martin Priest) is a once-notorious criminal whose life becomes a series of comic disasters once he's released from prison. His family members either refuse to acknowledge his existence or think the very worst of him, and his health rapidly deteriorates. Meanwhile, Harry's brother Max (Henry Nemo), beset with tax problems, sets fire to his business. Naturally, poor Harry is held responsible. Just when he has an opportunity to start life anew, Harry suffers a heart attack on a TV marathon. Certain that he's about to die, Harry confesses to all his past transgressions-and ends up behind bars once more. In lesser hands, The Plot Against Harry might have been clumsy or, even worse, maudlin. But with Michael Roemer at the helm, the laughs never stop-even though we sometimes feel guilty at deriving pleasure from poor old Harry's misery.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
UPC: 0767685967737
Original Release: 1969
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 79,291

Special Features

Special "making of" featurette with director Michael Roemer and cinematographer/co-producer Robert Young; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Priest Harry Plotnick
Ben Lang Leo
Henry Nemo Max
Joan Leslie Irene
Maxine Woods Kay
Jacques Taylor Jack
Ellen Herbert Mae
Sandra Kazan Margie
Louis Basile Doctor
Stephen Cheng Jimmy Hong
Christopher Cross Telethon MC
Ernesto Gonzalez Carlos
Jose Ocasio Jesus
Ed Setrakian Vitale

Technical Credits
Michael Roemer Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Michael Hausman Associate Producer
Georges Klotz Editor
Frank Lewin Score Composer
Terry Lewis Editor
Howard Mandel Art Director
Lily Partridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Priest Associate Producer
Robert Young Cinematographer,Co-producer
Robert M. Young Cinematographer,Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prisoner [6:30]
2. Family [11:22]
3. Emergency [3:36]
4. Up for Sale [5:17]
5. Meet Millie [3:26]
6. All Washed Up [6:34]
7. Gifts of Love [8:19]
8. Good Citizen [11:10]
9. Change of Heart [2:44]
10. Keep Records [6:30]
11. True Friend [11:35]
12. Full Circle [3:05]

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