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Being there [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby.

Braunsberg, Andrew. (Added Author). Kosinski, Jerzy, 1933-1991 (Added Author). Ashby, Hal. (Added Author). Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980 (Added Author). MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- (Added Author). Douglas, Melvyn. (Added Author). Warden, Jack. (Added Author). Dysart, Richard. (Added Author). Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984 (Added Author). Attaway, Ruth. (Added Author). Clennon, David. (Added Author). Deschanel, Caleb, 1944- (Added Author). Mandel, Johnny. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) (Added Author). Lorimar Film Entertainment. (Added Author). Northstar International Pictures. (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 1419873296
  • ISBN: 9781419873294
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Deluxe ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features include: Memories from Being there (featurette); Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; music, Johnny Mandel.
Participant or Performer Note: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehard, Ruth Attaway, Dave Clennon.
Summary, etc.: Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note: DVD; Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono; dual-layer.
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Language tracks in English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note: Academy Awards, 1980: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Melvyn Douglas).
Golden Globes. 1980: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Sellers).
Subject: Gardeners > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Social isolation > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Married people > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Male friendship > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Business and politics > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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