At First Sight
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Irwin Winkler
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-744722
Running time: 2:09 (129 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: April 27, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#248)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Witness the extraordinary transformation of seeing the world for the first time and fall in love with life all over again. Directed by Oscar®-winner Irwin Winkler* (Goodfellas) and based on a true story by Dr. Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), At First Sight is an exhilarating adventure and the visual experience of a lifetime! Starring Val Kilmer (The Doors, Batman Forever) and Academy Award™-winner Mira Sorvino** (Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion), this "poignant, uplifting drama" (New York Daily News) explores the remarkable journey of a man whose world was darkened by blindness but enlightened by the miracle of science and the wonder of love.

Blind since childhood, Virgil Adamson (Kilmer) is working as a masseur in an upstate New York spa where he meets and falls in love with Amy Benic (Sorvino), a stressed-out, career-driven architect. Certain that Virgil’s simple world will be greatly enhanced by an operation to restore his sight, Amy ultimately realizes that Virgil’s new vision puts a fresh focus on both their lives.

*1976: Best Picture, Rocky
** 1995: Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite
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Genres
Drama
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
 • 4-page Behind The Scenes Booklet
Crew
Direction
Irwin Winkler....Director
Writing
Oliver Sacks, M.D.....Original Material By
Steve Levitt....Screenwriter
Production
Irwin Winkler....Producer
Rob Cowan....Producer
Cinematography
John Seale....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Julie Monroe....Film Editor
Music
Mark Isham....Composer
Alan Bergman....Song Writer
Marilyn Bergman....Song Writer
Sound
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Greg P. Russell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael O'Farrell....Supervising Sound Editor
James Sabat....Sound
Art
John Dunn....Costume Designer
Jane Musky....Production Designer
Robert Guerra....Art Director
Tim Alberts....Costume Designer
Hartsell Taylor....Costume Designer
Rosemarie Zurlo....Make-up Artist
Leonard Engleman....Make-up Artist
Kathy Jeung....Make-up Artist
Digital Visual Effects Created by Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Patrice Dinhut....Visual Effects
Cast
Val Kilmer....Virgil Adamson
Mira Sorvino....Amy Benic
Kelly McGillis....Jennie Adamson
Steven Weber....Duncan Allanbrook
Bruce Davison....Dr. Charles Aaron
Nathan Lane....Phil Webster
Ken Howard....Virgil's Father
Laura Kirk....Betsy Ernst
Margo Winkler....Nancy Bender
Diana Krall....Singer
Brett Robbins....Ethan
Willie Carpenter....Jack Falk
Charles Winkler....Health Instructor
Drena De Niro....Caroline
Kelly Chapman Meyer....Susan
Jack Dodick....Dr. Goldman
Nina Griscom....Christie Evans
Mortimer B. Zuckerman....Homeless Man
Gene Kirkwood....Marshall
Richard Euell....Carl Kipling
Carl Matusovich....Tommy
John W. Guidera....Virgil's Co-Worker
Jack Cooper....Overweight Man
Jennifer Wachtell....Eva
Marty Davey....School Mother
Ben Wolfe....Bass Player
Casey W. Harris....Casey
Ricky Trammell....Info DJ
J. P. Patterson....Waiter
Bonnie Deutsch....Worker
Reporters
Sheryl Allington Carter
Oliver Sacks
Angela Wang
Claude Ravier