Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Seymour Cassel

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Overview

Nicholas Roeg directs Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, and Rip Torn in Sweet Bird of Youth, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Artisan release is affordably priced, making it worthwhile for fans of the performers of the source material.Previously filmed in 1962 with Geraldine Page and Paul Newman in the leads, Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth was restaged for television in 1989 by Nicolas Roeg. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Alexandre Del Lago, a fading, alcoholic, drug-dependent movie star. Mark Harmon co-stars as Chance Wayne, a shiftless would-be actor who romances Alexandre in hopes of getting a few producer's doors opened for him in Hollywood. Assuming that it'll be a simple task to unload Alexandre when he's through with her, Chance has not reckoned with the star's smothering ego. Chance must also contend with Tom Finley (Rip Torn), the fire-breathing political boss who is the father of Chance's hometown sweetheart (Cheryl Paris). The TV remake of Sweet Bird of Youth was first broadcast October 1, 1989.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2002
UPC: 0012236133124
Original Release: 1989
Rating: NR
Source: Live / Artisan
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen version; Digitally mastered; 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround; Interactive menus; Scene index

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Alexandre Del Lago
Mark Harmon Actor
Seymour Cassel Actor
Ronnie Claire Edwards Actor
Kevin Geer Actor
Cheryl Paris Heavenly
Valerie Perrine Actor
Rip Torn Actor
Michael Wilding Actor
Charles Lucia Actor
Theodore Wilson Actor
Megan Blake Actor
John Fleck Actor
Tom Nolan Actor
Ray Sharkey Actor
Ruta Lee Sally Powers
Hal England Actor
Nurit Koppel Actor
Michael Shaner Actor

Technical Credits
Nicolas Roeg Director
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Amanda DiGuilio Producer
Penny Hadfield Production Designer
Francis Kenny Cinematographer
Roger King Art Director
Donald Kushner Executive Producer
Gavin Lambert Screenwriter
Peter Locke Executive Producer
Pamela Malouf-Cundy Editor
Laurence Mark Executive Producer
John C. Newby Camera Operator
Valli O'Reilly Makeup
Marthe Pineau Set Decoration/Design
Linda Yellen Executive Producer

Scene Index

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