The Player
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1992
Director: Robert Altman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-403224
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 15, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#1094)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
From Oscar®-nominated director, ROBERT ALTMAN (M*A*S*H and Nashville), The Player dishes up a brilliantly outrageous, celebrity-studded thriller of murderous obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite.

When callous movie studio executive Griffin Mill (TIM ROBBINS) starts receiving anonymous death threats from a rejected screenwriter, his already shaky career begins to crumble. Finally, his desperation drives him to kill... but did he rub out the wrong writer? Relentlessly hounded by a street-wise detective (WHOOPI GOLDBERG), Griffin falls recklessly in love with the dead man's girlfriend (GRETA SCACCHI). Then the mysterious threats begin again–and Griffin is plunged into a plot more outrageous than any movie.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Fineline Features
 • Avenue Pictures
 • Spelling Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature, Bonus Features
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Cameo Menu
Crew
Direction
Robert Altman....Director
Writing
Michael Tolkin....Screenwriter
Michael Tolkin....Original Material By
Production
Cary Brokaw....Executive Producer
David Brown....Producer
Michael Tolkin....Producer
Nick Wechsler....Producer
Cinematography
Jean Lepine....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Geraldine Peroni....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Michael Redbourn....Supervising Sound Editor
Matthew Iadarola....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Stanley Kastner....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John Pritchett....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Alexander Julian....Costume Designer
Stephen Altman....Production Designer
Jerry Fleming....Art Director
Lydia Tanji....Costume Designer
Deborah Larsen....Make-up Artist
John Hartigan....Visual Effects
Cast
Tim Robbins....Griffin Mill
Greta Scacchi....June Gudmundsdottir
Fred Ward....Walter Stuckel
Whoopi Goldberg....Detective Avery
Peter Gallagher....Larry Levy
Brion James....Joel Levison
Cynthia Stevenson....Bonnie Sherow
Vincent D'Onofrio....David Kahane
Dean Stockwell....Andy Civella
Richard E. Grant....Tom Oakley
Sydney Pollack....Dick Mellen
Lyle Lovett....Detective DeLongpre
Dina Merrill....Celia
Angela Hall....Jan
Leah Ayres....Sandy
Paul Hewitt....Jimmy Chase
Randall Batinkoff....Reg Goldman
Jeremy Piven....Steve Reeves
Gina Gershon....Whitney Gersh
Frank Barhydt....Frank Murphy
Mike E. Kaplan....Marty Grossman
Kevin Scannell....Gar Girard
Margery Bond....Witness
Susan Emshwiller....Detective Broom
Brian Brophy....Phil
Michael Tolkin....Eric Schecter
Stephen Tolkin....Carl Schecter
Natalie Strong....Natalie
Pete Koch....Walter
Pamela Bowen....Trixie
Jeff Weston....Rocco
Themselves
Steve Allen
Richard Anderson
Rene Auberjonois
Harry Belafonte
Shari Belafonte
Karen Black
Michael Bowen
Gary Busey
Robert Carradine
Charles Champlin
Cher
James Coburn
Cathy Lee Crosby
John Cusack
Brad Davis
Paul Dooley
Thereza Ellis
Peter Falk
Felicia Farr
Kasia Figura
Louise Fletcher
Dennis Franz
Teri Garr
Leeza Gibbons
Scott Glenn
Jeff Goldblum
Elliott Gould
Joel Grey
David Alan Grier
Buck Henry
Anjelica Huston
Kathy Ireland
Steve James
Maxine John-James
Sally Kellerman
Sally Kirkland
Jack Lemmon
Marlee Matlin
Andie MacDowell
Malcolm McDowell
Jayne Meadows
Martin Mull
Jennifer Nash
Nick Nolte
Alexandra Powers
Bert Remsen
Guy Remsen
Patricia Resnick
Burt Reynolds
Jack Riley
Julia Roberts
Mimi Rogers
Annie Ross
Alan Rudolph
Jill St. John
Susan Sarandon
Adam Simon
Rod Steiger
Joan Tewkesbury
Brian Tochi
Lily Tomlin
Robert Wagner
Ray Walston
Bruce Willis
Marvin Young
Althea Gibson....Herself (uncredited)
Ted Hartley....Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Jason....Himself (uncredited)
James McLindon....Jim the Writer (uncredited)
Derek Raser....Studio Mail Driver (uncredited)
Scott Shaw....Himself (uncredited)
Patrick Swayze....Himself (uncredited)