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About Schmidt [electronic resource].

Payne, Alexander, 1961- (Added Author). Taylor, Jim, 1962- (Added Author). Besman, Michael. (Added Author). Gittes, Harry. (Added Author). Nicholson, Jack. (Added Author). Davis, Hope, 1967- (Added Author). Mulroney, Dermot. (Added Author). Cariou, Len. (Added Author). Hesseman, Howard. (Added Author). Bates, Kathy, 1948- (Added Author). Squibb, June, 1929- (Added Author). Winston, Matt. (Added Author). Glennon, James, 1942- (Added Author). Tent, Kevin. (Added Author). Kent, Rolfe. (Added Author). Chuck, Wendy. (Added Author). Stewart, Jane Ann. (Added Author). Begley, Louis. About Schmidt. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 125 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., 2000.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Alexander Payne.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor.
Summary, etc.:
Oscar winner Jack Nicholson stars as Warren Schmidt, an embittered man who has just retired after 32 years as an insurance company actuary. When his wife dies suddenly, Warren packs up the 35-foot Winnebago that he and his wife had planned to travel the country in and sets out on a journey across the Nebraska plains to Denver, Colorado, for his daughter's (Hope Davis) wedding to a waterbed salesman (Dermot Mulroney), whom Warren despises. Every move Warren makes seems wrong, and he appears destined to end his life as he lived it: a failure. But along the way, Warren recounts his journey to and shares his observations with an unexpected friend--a poor Tanzanian orphan whom Warren is sponsoring for 73 cents a day. In his long letters to the boy, Warren begins to see himself--and the life he has lived--in a new light. Globe Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Begley, Louis > Film adaptations.
Black humor.
Retirement > Drama.
Weddings > Drama.
Interpersonal relations > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Omaha (Neb.) > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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