The Royal Tenenbaums
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2001
Director: Wes Anderson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-165425
Running time: 1:50 (110 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 09, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1200)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Wes Anderson's hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption.
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • American Empirical Pictures
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  DTS 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Gallery
 • Booklet
Easter Eggs
Insert the second disc of the set and on the Main Menu press the 'Up' arrow key on your remote control to highlight the 'Criterion Collection' logo. If you press 'Enter' now you will be treated to an introduction to the movie by Ben Stiller.

Also on the second disc, select the 'Murals' menu entry and then highlight the entry called 'Storyboards.' Then press the 'Down' arrow key and the Dalmatian mouse on the floor will be highlighted. If you press 'Enter' now you will get to see some behind-the-scenes footage of Bill Murray elaborating on mice and snakes.

From the same menu arrow right from the mouse to highlight the picture of the guy with the sword and click 'enter'. This gets you a little video bit of successful plate spinning.

Again from the same menu arrow up to the picture on the top left of Fire and click 'enter'. This gets you a GREAT outtake from the early birthday party where Angelica Huston tries to blow out birthday candles and catches her hair on fire.
Crew
Direction
Wes Anderson....Director
Writing
Wes Anderson....Writer
Owen Wilson....Writer
Production
Wes Anderson....Producer
Barry Mendel....Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Rudd Simmons....Executive Producer
Owen Wilson....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Dylan Tichenor....Film Editor
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh....Composer
Sound
Pawel Wdowczak....Production Sound Mixer
Robert Hein....Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Berger....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dominick Tavella....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Simons....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Peter Waggoner....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Terry Laudermilch....Sound
Art
David Wasco....Production Designer
Karen Patch....Costume Designer
Naomi Donne....Make-up Artist
Carl Sprague....Art Director
Kate Biscoe....Make-up Artist
Martel Thompson....Make-up Artist
Judy Chin....Make-up Artist
Randall Balsmeyer....Visual Effects
Cast
Gene Hackman....Royal Tenenbaum
Anjelica Huston....Etheline Tenenbaum
Ben Stiller....Chas Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow....Margot Tenenbaum
Luke Wilson....Richie Tenenbaum
Owen Wilson....Eli Cash
Bill Murray....Raleigh St. Clair
Danny Glover....Henry Sherman
Seymour Cassel....Dusty
Kumar Pallana....Pagoda
Alec Baldwin....Narrated by (voice)
Grant Rosenmeyer....Ari Tenenbaum
Jonah Meyerson....Uzi Tenenbaum
Aram Aslanian-Persico....Young Chas Tenenbaum
Irene Gorovaia....Young Margot Tenenbaum
Amedeo Turturro....Young Richie Tenenbaum
Stephen Lea Sheppard....Dudley Heinsbergen
James Fitzgerald....Young Eli Cash
Larry Pine....Peter Bradley
Don McKinnon....Detective
Frank Wood....Hotel Manager
Al Thompson....Walter Sherman
Jennifer Wachtell....Rachael Tenenbaum
Donal Ward....Hotel Clerk
Andrew Wilson....Farmer Father/Tex Hayward
Dipak Pallana....Doctor
Sanjay Mathew....Sanjay Gandhi
Mary Wigmore....Chas' Secretary
Sonam Wangmo....Sing-Sang
Gita Gabriel....Facialist
Pawel Wdowczak....Neville Smythe-Dorleac
Peter Leung....Yasuo Oshima
William Sturgis....Franklin Benedict
Liam Craig....Reporter in Blue Cardigan
Sheelagh Tellerday....Eli's Aunt
Max Faugno....Cote d'Ivoire Attendant
Guido Venitucci....Cote d'Ivoire Radio Operator
Ebon Moss-Bachrach....Frederick (Bellboy)
Brian Smiar....Elderly "Baumer" Fan #1
Jan V.E. Austell....Elderly "Baumer" Fan #2
Rony Clanton....Cemetery Maintenance Man
Salim Malik....Anwar
Tom Lacy....Judge
Keith Charles....Royal's Lawyer
Greg Goossen....Gypsy Cab Driver
Saidah Arrika Ekulona....Nurse
Vic Mata....Sanchez
Michael Conti....Irish Longshoreman
Tatiana Abbey....Parisian Girl
Kalani Queypo....New Guinea Tribesman
Mel Cannon....Punk Rocker
Eli's Egyptian Friends
Leo Manuelian
Amir Raissi
Roger Shamas
Philip Denning....Father Petersen
Gary Evans....Police Officer
Rex Robbins....Mr. Levinson
Nova Landaeus-Skinnar....Elaine Levinson
Paramedics
Sam Hoffman
Brian Tenenbaum
Stephen Dignan
Eric Chase Anderson....Medical Student
Wes Anderson....Tennis Match Commentator (uncredited)
Tomm Bauer....Tennis Ball Boy (uncredited)
Ray Castellanos....Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
Blaze Kelly Coyle....Tennis Socialite (uncredited)
Dimitri DeFresco....Archeology Student (uncredited)
Seth Michael May....Archeologist (uncredited)
Kevin Kean Murphy....Archaeologist (uncredited)
Alem Brhan Sapp....Desmond (uncredited)
Kaipo Schwab....Polynesian Chief (uncredited)