American Beauty
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Sam Mendes
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-051188-120535
Running time: 1:57 (117 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 03, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2078)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 25, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
...look closer at the most talked about film of the year. A funny, moving and shocking journey through life in suburban America.

...look closer at fortysomething ad man Lester Burnham and his status-seeking wife, Carolyn, as their marriage and lives slowly unravel. Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe.

...look closer as Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.

...look closer at an acclaimed cast led by the brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey as Lester and Annette Bening as Carolyn.

...look closer at a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rob Dreher, New York Post)
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • Jinks/Cohen Company
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
 • Universal Pictures
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Storyboard Comparisons
Crew
Direction
Sam Mendes....Director
Writing
Alan Ball....Writer
Production
Bruce Cohen....Producer
Dan Jinks....Producer
Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tariq Anwar....Film Editor
Christopher Greenbury....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Scott Martin Gershin....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Millan....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Van Dyke....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Naomi Shohan....Production Designer
Julie Weiss....Costume Designer
David S. Lazan....Art Director
Tania McComas....Make-up Artist
Christine M. Steele....Make-up Artist
Julie Hewett....Make-up Artist
Cast
Kevin Spacey....Lester Burnham
Annette Bening....Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch....Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley....Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari....Angela Hayes
Peter Gallagher....Buddy Kane
Allison Janney....Barbara Fitts
Chris Cooper....Colonel Fitts
Scott Bakula....Jim Olmeyer
Sam Robards....Jim Berkley
Barry Del Sherman....Brad
Ara Celi....Sale House Woman #1
John Cho....Sale House Man #1
Fort Atkinson....Sale House Man #2
Sue Casey....Sale House Woman #2
Kent Faulcon....Sale House Man #3
Brenda Wehle....Sale House Woman #4
Lisa Cloud....Sale House Woman #4
Alison Faulk....Spartanette #1
Krista Goodsitt....Spartanette #2
Lily Houtkin....Spartanette #3
Carolina Lancaster....Spartanette #4
Romana Leah....Spartanette #5
Chekesa Van Putten....Spartanette #6
Emily Zachary....Spartanette #7
Nancy Anderson....Spartanette #8
Reshma Gajjar....Spartanette #9
Stephanie Rizzo....Spartanette #10
Heather Joy Sher....Playground Girl #1
Chelsea Hertford....Playground Girl #2
Amber Smith....Christy Kane
Joel McCrary....Catering Boss
Marissa Jaret Winokur....Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl (Janine)
Dennis Anderson....Mr. Smiley's Manager
Matthew Kimbrough....Firing Range Attendant
Erin Cathryn Strubbe....Young Jane