The Majestic (2001)

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Released 12-Mar-2003
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Jim Carey is Peter Appleton, a screenwriter in 1950s Hollywood who is riding high with the release of his first motion picture, “Sand Pirates of the Sahara”. That is, until he is targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee for suspected communist leanings. Appleton is faced with one option: he must confess to this lie or his short career will be over. Devastated, Appleton gets drunk, takes a long drive up the coast and crashes his car off a bridge. When he awakens he finds himself in the small town of Lawson with absolutely no memory of who he is. Here he is mistaken for Luke Trimble, a lost hero of World War II, who like most of the town’s young men, never returned from the war a decade earlier. His reappearance touches the whole town: it inspires Luke’s father to re-open the former life and soul of Lawson, “The Majestic” movie theatre and ultimately helps a community long paralysed with grief to rediscover its lost happiness. Harking back to the legendary Capra-esque years of filmmaking, The Majestic is heart warming, inspirational and altogether a fitting tribute to the kind of movies few dare to make today.
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Starring
Jim Carrey
Bob Balaban
Jeffrey DeMunn
Allen Garfield
Hal Holbrook
Laurie Holden
Martin Landau
Directed by
Frank Darabont
Music
Mark Isham
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(74:55)
Drama 2001 146:28 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Dolby Digital Trailer-Rain, Filmographies-Cast & Crew, Featurette-Movie Within The Movie: Sand Pirates Of The Sahara Complete, Theatrical Trailer, Notes-The Hollywood Blacklist, Deleted Scenes
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