The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Kevin Kline
Director: Lawrence Kasdan Cast: Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
, Glenn Close
Glenn Close
, Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Lawrence Kasdan

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Embraced by the Baby Boomer generation and spawning countless imitators, the sophomore film of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan was a successful comedy-drama with a best selling soundtrack of Motown hits. Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other in unexpected combinations. Included are Michael (Jeff Goldblum), a smarmy journalist; Sam (Tom Berenger), a TV star; Karen (JoBeth Williams), unhappily married and pining for Sam; Nick (William Hurt), a drug-addicted Vietnam vet; and Meg (Mary Kay Place), a single career woman who wants a child. Joining the group is Alex's bizarre girlfriend Chloe (Meg Tilly), who finds new love with Nick. As they learn to deal with the truth about the loss of idealism in their lives and Alex's sad demise, the friends find their bond still intact, while the marriage of Harold and Sarah is healed in an unusual way that's in sync with the era of their youth. Cut from the release of The Big Chill (1983) was the brief appearance of young actor Kevin Costner as Alex. Kasdan promised Costner a role in his next picture, which turned out to be a star-making part in Silverado (1985).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2014
UPC: 0715515152013
Original Release: 1983
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 6,365

Special Features

New interview with Kasdan; Reunion of cast and crew from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, including Kasdan and actors Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams; Documentary from 1998 on the making of the film; Deleted scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Kline Harold
Glenn Close Sarah
Jeff Goldblum Michael
William Hurt Nick
JoBeth Williams Karen
Tom Berenger Sam
Mary Kay Place Meg
Meg Tilly Chloe
Don Galloway Richard
James Gillis Minister
Ken Place Peter The Cop
Muriel Moore Alex's Mother
Patricia Gaul Annie
Kevin Costner Alex (uncredited)
Jacob Kasdan Autograph Seeker
Craig Dunaway Tight End
Jon Kasdan Harold and Sarah's Son
Meg Kasdan Airline Hostess

Technical Credits
Lawrence Kasdan Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Bailey Cinematographer
Lou Barlia Camera Operator
Barbara Benedek Screenwriter
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound Mixer
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Michael Germain Makeup
Michael Grillo Asst. Director
Meg Kasdan Score Composer
Carol Littleton Editor
Marcia Nasatir Executive Producer
Wallis Nicita Casting
Barrie M. Osborne Associate Producer
Ida Random Producer,Production Designer
Mickey Scott Makeup
Michael Shamberg Producer

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