About Schmidt

Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the Afri...

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Corporate Authors: New Line Cinema Corporation., New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Payne, Alexander, 1961-, Taylor, Jim, 1962-, Besman, Michael., Gittes, Harry., Nicholson, Jack., Davis, Hope, 1967-, Mulroney, Dermot., Cariou, Len., Hesseman, Howard., Bates, Kathy, 1948-, Squibb, June, 1929-, Winston, Matt., Glennon, James, 1942-, Tent, Kevin., Kent, Rolfe., Chuck, Wendy., Stewart, Jane Ann., Begley, Louis.
Language:English
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Summary:Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent.
Item Description:Based on the novel by Louis Begley.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Deleted scenes (31 min.); Trailers (8 min.); Woodmen Tower sequences [short films] (14 min.); DVD-ROM content [requires a DVD-ROM drive and InterActual Player, included on disc].
Physical Description:1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, DTS Surround, stereo surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Audience:MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity.
Awards:Winner, 2003 Golden Globes [USA] for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama: Jack Nicholson, and Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.
Production Credits:Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck.
ISBN:0780642716
9780780642713

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Call Number: PN1997.C6 A268 2003
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