Reality Bites
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1994
Director: Ben Stiller
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-023422
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 21, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1155)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller (directing his first feature film) star in this wildly romantic comedy that looks at life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment through the eyes of a generation sandwiched somewhere between 'The Brady Bunch' and 'Melrose Place'!

As her college valedictorian, Lelaina Pierce (Ryder) should be destined for greatness. In reality she is a lowly production assistant for an obnoxious TV morning show host (John Mahoney). In her free time, Lelaina is making a biting, often outrageous video documentary about her peers: promiscuous, '70's-crazed roommate Vicki (Janeane Garafalo), sexually repressed Sammy (Steve Zahn) and best friend Troy (Hawke), a brilliant but unmotivated rebel.

Meanwhile, Lelaina meets Michael (Stiller), an ambitious video executive who wants to showcase her documentary on "In Your Face TV." Suddenly, she finds herself at the center of a very odd love triangle with dependable, fast-track Michael on the one side and a sexy, brooding Troy on the other.
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Jersey Films
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Ben Stiller....Director
Writing
Helen Childress....Writer
Production
Stacey Sher....Executive Producer
Wm. Barclay Malcolm....Executive Producer
Danny DeVito....Producer
Michael Shamberg....Producer
Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Lisa Churgin....Film Editor
Music
Karl Wallinger....Composer
Sound
Stephen Halbert....Production Sound Mixer
Stephen H. Flick....Supervising Sound Editor
Rick Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jim Bolt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy D'Addario....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
R. J. Kizer....Sound Editor
Elliot Koretz....Sound Editor
Marvin Walowitz....Sound Editor
Art
Eugenie Bafaloukos....Costume Designer
Sharon Seymour....Production Designer
Jeff Knipp....Art Director
Deborah Larsen....Make-up Artist
Marja Webster....Make-up Artist
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Arnie Peterson....Visual Effects
David Amborn....Visual Effects
John Frazier Special Effects
Arnie Peterson....Visual Effects
David Amborn....Visual Effects
Lori Eskowitz....Costume Designer
Linda S. Cormany....Costume Designer
Cast
Winona Ryder....Lelaina Pierce
Ethan Hawke....Troy Dyer
Janeane Garofalo....Vickie Miner
Steve Zahn....Sammy Gray
Ben Stiller....Michael Grates
Swoosie Kurtz....Charlane McGregor
Harry O'Reilly....Wes McGregor
Susan Norfleet....Helen Anne Pierce
Joe Don Baker....Tom Pierce
Renee Zellweger....Tami
James Rothenberg....Rick
John Mahoney....Grant Gubler
Eric Stuart....Damien
Barry Sherman....Grant's Producer
Chelsea Lagos....Troy Groupie
Bill Bolender....Truck Driver
Jubal Palmer....Player #1
Marti Greene....Player #2
John Walsh....Player #3
Helen Childress....Waitress
David Pirner....Phineas
Andy Dick....Rock
Keith David....Roger
Anne Meara....Louise
Mick Lazinski....Stand-Up Comic
Amy Stiller....Psychic Phone Partner
Afton Smith....Janine
Pat Crawford Brown....Cashier
Jeff Kahn....Stage Manager
Karen Duffy....Actress "Elaina"
Evan Dando....Actor "Roy"
Nathan December....Troy's guitarist (uncredited)
Ella Joyce....Libby Cumba (uncredited)
John F. O'Donohue....Food Mart Clerk (uncredited)
Anthony Robbins....Himself (uncredited)
David Spade....Hot Dog Vendor Mgr. (uncredited)
Jeanne Tripplehorn....Cheryl Goode (uncredited)