The War of the Roses
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1989
Director: Danny DeVito
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-023401
Running time: 1:56 (116 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 18, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1459)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
In this blackest of comedies, a perfect 18-year marriage suddenly becomes unglued and the gleefully evil Barbara (KATHLEEN TURNER) and Oliver (MICHAEL) Rose single-mindedly inflict as much misery as possible on each other. Rather than just get divorced, they declare war, fighting to the bitter end over their huge mansion and every possession in it. Not even the calculating guidance of Oliver's lawyer (DANNY DEVITO) can stop this uncompromising twosome as their vicious battle sends them on an increasingly dark and dangerous path.
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Gracie Films
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
 • THX Optimizer /Script
Crew
Direction
Danny DeVito....Director
Writing
Warren Adler....Original Material By
Michael Leeson....Screenwriter
Production
Polly Platt....Executive Producer
Doug Claybourne....Executive Producer
James L. Brooks....Producer
Arnon Milchan....Producer
Cinematography
Stephen H. Burum....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Lynzee Klingman....Film Editor
Music
David Newman....Composer
Sound
Leslie Shatz....Supervising Sound Editor
Jeff Wexler....Production Sound Mixer
Michael J. Kohut....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Matthew Iadarola....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bill W. Benton....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ida Random....Production Designer
Mark Mansbridge....Art Director
Cast
Michael Douglas....Oliver Rose
Kathleen Turner....Barbara Rose
Danny DeVito....Gavin D'Amato
Marianne Sägebrecht....Susan
Sean Astin....Josh at 17
Heather Fairfield....Carolyn at 17
G.D. Spradlin....Harry Thurmont
Peter Donat....Jason Larrabee
Dan Castellaneta....Man in Chair
Gloria Cromwell....Mrs. Marshall
Harlan Arnold....Mr. Dell
Mary Fogarty....Mrs. Dell
Rika Hofmann....Elke
Patricia Allison....Maureen
Peter Brocco....Elderly Mourner
Philip Perlman....Bidder at Auction
Susan Isaacs....Auctioneer's Assistant
Trenton Teigen....Josh at 10
Bethany McKinney....Carolyn at 10
Shirley Mitchell....Mrs. Dewitt
Ellen Crawford....Nurse #1
Michael Adler....Dr. Hillerman
Lisa Howard....Nurse #2
Jeff Thomas....Orderly
Jacqueline Cassell....Gavin's Secretary
Vickilyn Reynolds....Nancy/Oliver's Secretary
Eunice Suarez....Latin Woman
Julia Elliott....Latin Assistant
Tony Crane....Teenage Boy
Ryan Wickers....Josh at 3
Shaun Wickers....Josh at 3
Catherine Donohue....Carolyn at 3
Mary Donohue....Carolyn at 3
Sue Palka....Anchorwoman
Morris Jones....Anchorman
Popeye....Bennie
Tyler....Kitty Kitty
Roy Brocksmith....Mr. Fisk
Peter Hansen....Mr. Marshall
Robert Harper....Heath
Prince Hughes....Bleeding Man
Danitra Vance....Manicurist Trainee
David Wohl....Dr. Gordon