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Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona

Danny DeVito
Director: Nick Gomez Cast: Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
, Bette Midler
Bette Midler
, Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
Nick Gomez


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Rage, jealousy, murder, and Eastern European automotive engineering combine in this offbeat black comedy. Verplanck, NY, is a small town north of Manhattan that has the dubious distinction of being the Yugo capital of America; the ill-fated import compact was first test-marketed in Verplanck, and nearly everyone in town drives one. So no one finds it unusual when a yellow Yugo is seen floating in the river, though seeing someone trapped inside is out of the ordinary. Verplanck's chief of police, Wyatt Rash (Danny De Vito), discovers that the deceased driver was a prominent local citizen, Mona Dearly (Bette Midler), and the evidence suggests that Mona's death was no accident. But the investigation into Mona's murder is hampered by one rather significant detail: nearly everyone in town hated Mona and wanted her dead. She alienated her son Jeff (Marcus Thomas) and his business partner Bobby (Casey Affleck). Bobby's girlfriend Ellen (Neve Campbell) (who is also Rash's daughter) is convinced that Mona would have tried to drive a wedge into their relationship. Mona's husband Phil (William Fichtner) couldn't stand her and fell into an affair with Rona (Jamie Lee Curtis), the waitress at the local diner. And even Rash's sidekick, Deputy Feege (Peter Dobson), spent too much time on the wrong end of Mona's temper to care that she's dead. Before long, the question is no longer who is a suspect, but who isn't? Drowning Mona was directed by Nick Gomez, who earned positive notices for his independent films New Jersey Drive and Illtown.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2020
UPC: 0857789008853
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG-13
Source: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 7,796

Special Features

Bonus Trailers: ; "Drowning Mona"; "Eye of the Beholder"; "Fisherman's Friends"; "This Beautiful Fantastic"; DAR: 1.83:1; English SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito Chief Wyatt Rash
Bette Midler Mona Dearly
Neve Campbell Ellen Rash
Jamie Lee Curtis Rona Mace
Casey Affleck Bobby Calzone
Will Ferrell Cubby
William Fichtner Phil Dearly
Marcus Thomas Jeff Dearly
Peter Dobson Deputy Feege
Kathleen Wilhoite Lucinda
Tracey Walter Clarence
Paul Ben-Victor Tony Carlucci
Paul Schulze Jimmy D
Mark Pellegrino Murph
Raymond O'Connor Father Tom
Lisa Rieffel Valerie
Nick Gomez Actor
Fred Scialla Actor

Technical Credits
Nick Gomez Director
Karen Agresti Set Decoration/Design
Gwen Bethel Musical Direction/Supervision
Corley Producer
Danny DeVito Executive Producer
Terry Dresbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Douglas Johnson Cinematographer
Betty Krul Set Decoration/Design
Jeff Kushner Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Monika Mikkelsen Casting
Eugene Musso Producer
Richard Pearson Editor
Bart Rosenblatt Producer
Michael Shamberg Executive Producer
Stacey Sher Executive Producer
Peter Steinfeld Screenwriter
Michael Tavera Score Composer
Richard Toyon Production Designer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Weisgal Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Drowning Mona
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16

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