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American beauty [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks.

Contributor(s): Mendes, Sam | Ball, Alan, 1957- | Spacey, Kevin | Bening, Annette | Birch, Thora | Bentley, Wes | Suvari, Mena | Gallagher, Peter, 1955- | Cooper, Chris, 1951- | Janney, Allison | Bakula, Scott | Robards, Sam | Hall, Conrad | Dreamworks Pictures | DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2000]Description: 1 videocassette (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.ISBN: 0783239394; 9780783239392; 0783241178; 9780783241173.Subject(s): Feature films | Comedy films | Midlife crisis -- Drama | Suburban life -- Drama | Films for the hearing impairedDDC classification: 791.4372
Production Credits: Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall; costume design, Julie Weiss; production designer, Naomi Shohan; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury; music, Thomas Newman; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
Awards: Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.Summary: An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
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Originally released as motion picture in 1999.

Formatted to fit a TV screen.

Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall; costume design, Julie Weiss; production designer, Naomi Shohan; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury; music, Thomas Newman; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.

An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.

Rated R.

VHS; stereo surround.

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.

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