Jerry and Tom

Jerry and Tom

Director: Saul Rubinek Cast: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin

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Saul Rubinek's quirky film about part-time hit men, Jerry and Tom,comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles on this release. Although there are no special features on this release, the engaging performances make this an interesting viewing experience.Actor Saul Rubinek made his directorial debut with this crime comedy adapted by Rick Cleveland and from his own 1994 one-act play. Hit man Tom (Joe Mantegna) and his apprentice Jerry (Sam Rockwell), wait in a deserted Chicago bar for the phone-call command to execute the hooded Stanley (Peter Riegert), sitting before them in a chair. To pass the time, Stanley tells a few jokes. Background is established as they make various hits before returning to the situation seen in the opening. The film features highly unusual visual transitions from one setting to another. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2000
UPC: 0717951005540
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

5.1 Surround Sound [English]; Spanish-language track; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Mantegna Tom
Sam Rockwell Jerry
Maury Chaykin Billy
Ted Danson Guy Who Loved Vicki
Charles Durning Vic
William H. Macy Karl
Peter Riegert Stanley

Technical Credits
Saul Rubinek Director,Producer
Tim Boyd Art Director
David Buchbinder Score Composer
Rick Cleveland Co-producer,Screenwriter
Erv Copestake Sound/Sound Designer
John Dunning Executive Producer
Gerry Gershman Musical Direction/Supervision
David Hackl Production Designer
Sloane Klevin Editor
Vivienne Leebosh Producer
Andre Link Executive Producer
Joe Mantegna Executive Producer
David McLennan Asst. Director
Morganne Newson Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Paseornek Producer
Kate Redmond Set Decoration/Design
Elinor Reid Producer
Jeff Sackman Executive Producer
Paul Sarossy Cinematographer
Ralph Zimmerman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English for the Hearing Impaired

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