About Schmidt/The Pledge-Double Feature (2001)

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This box set consists of the following DVDs;
About Schmidt (2002) , The Pledge (2001)

About Schmidt
In the finest drawn characterisation of his career, Jack Nicholson is Warren Schmidt, a man at the crossroads of life. Retired, restless and wondering 'who is this old woman who shares my bed'; Schmidt's life has been one of passive acceptance and repressed rage. But two major events force Schmidt to wake up for the first time. So he takes to the road in a 35-foot Winnebago to try and save his estranged daughter from marrying a loser. But what he really embarks on is a journey of discovery, a darkly funny and painful odyssey...and what he finds ain't pretty. From Alexander Payne, the award winning Writer/Director of 'Election', this is a blisteringly funny yet profoundly moving film that is impossible to pigeonhole and impossible to forget.

Pledge, The
On the eve of his retirement, Nevada homicide detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) is drawn into the most horrifying crime of his life - the battered body of a little girl has been found and it has all the markings of a serial killer. Black is the one chosen to tell the little girl's family of her tragic fate. He promises the distraught parents that he will find the killer no matter how long it takes and whatever the toll. THIS PLEDGE WILL CHANGE HIS LIFE FOREVER.
To the rest of the force, a suspect has been found and he has confessed before taking his own life. The case is officially closed. End of story. But instinct tells Black that the killings have not ended. Driven to seek the truth, Black will also be driven to the point of obsession.
Where does duty end and obsession begin? And what price will this pledge exact on Black and all those around him?
Harrowing, gripping and deeply moving, THE PLEDGE is no ordinary psychological thriller, it explores terrain other thrillers fear to tread. And it will make you witness what you dare not see.
Teaming for the second time with Jack Nicholson since the critically acclaimed 'The Crossing Guard', director Sean Penn has assembled a superb ensemble cast (Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave and Sam Shepard) to create one of the most strikingly original and emotionally powerful thrillers of our time.

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Jack Nicholson
Hope Davis
Dermot Mulroney
Kathy Bates
Benicio Del Toro
Aaron Eckhart
Helen Mirren
Tom Noonan
Robin Wright Penn
Vanessa Redgrave
Mickey Rourke
Sam Shepard
Lois Smith
Directed by
Alexander Payne
Sean Penn
Rolfe Kent
Hans Zimmer
Klaus Badeli
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Various 2001 238:18 (Case: 243) 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen Varies, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Scene Selection Anim & Audio, dts Trailer-Piano, Dolby Digital Trailer-Rain, Deleted Scenes-9, Theatrical Trailer, Short Film-Woodmen Tower Sequences, Menu Animation & Audio, Dolby Digital Trailer-Aurora, Biographies-Cast & Crew, Theatrical Trailer
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