Pleasantville
New Line Platinum Series
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: Gary Ross
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-472824
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 23, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1097)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
When '90's teens David and Jennifer (Tobey Maguire, The Ice Storm, Reese Witherspoon, Freeway) get zapped into the perfect suburbia of the black & white '50's sitcom, Pleasantville, what results is a "visionary adventure" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) that Siskel and Ebert give "Two big thumbs up!"

Pleasantville's perfect people include a mild-mannered soda jerk (Jeff Daniels, Dumb and Dumber), a socially repressed mom (Joan Allen, Face/Off) and a father who always knows best (William H. Macy, Fargo). But, when '90's pop culture clashes with '50's family values, chaos ensues, turning the town of Pleasantville upside down and black and white into color.
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Genres
Comedy
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Larger Than Life
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Music Only  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
 • Color television set-up/isolated score with commentary
Easter Eggs
* From the Main Menu arrow down to highlight the New Line Logo (below scene selections). Click on it and the DVD credits will appear.

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Crew
Direction
Gary Ross....Director
Writing
Gary Ross....Writer
Production
Gary Ross....Producer
Jon Kilik....Producer
Robert J. Degus....Producer
Steven Soderbergh....Producer
Michael De Luca....Executive Producer
Mary Parent....Executive Producer
Cinematography
John Lindley....Director of Photography
Film Editing
William Goldenberg....Film Editor
Music
Randy Newman....Composer
Sound
Robert Anderson, Jr.....Production Sound Mixer
Gary Bourgeois....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bruce Stambler....Supervising Sound Editor
Jay Nirenberg....Sound Editor
Steve Nelson....Sound Editor
Glenn Hoskinson....Sound Editor
Kim Secrist....Sound Editor
Gary Blufer....Sound Editor
Lance Brown....Sound Designer
Art
Jeannine Oppewall....Production Designer
Judianna Makovsky....Costume Designer
Chris Watts....Visual Effects
Bill Arnold....Art Director
Dianne Wager....Art Director
Eric Sandberg....Costume Designer
Susan A. Cabral....Make-up Artist
Eric Rylander....Visual Effects
Additional Visual Effects by Cinesite Digital Studios
Tom Smith....Visual Effects
Cast
William H. Macy....George
Joan Allen....Betty
Natalie Ramsey....Mary Sue
Kevin Connors....Bud
Jeff Daniels....Mr. Johnson
Tobey Maguire....David
Heather McGill....Girl in School Yard
Paul Morgan Stetler....College Counselor
Denise Dowse....Health Teacher
McNally Sagal....Science Teacher
Jane Kaczmarek....David's Mom
Giuseppe Andrews....Howard
Reese Witherspoon....Jennifer
Marissa Ribisi....Kimmy
Jenny Lewis....Christin
Justin Nimmo....Mark
Kai Lennox....Mark's Lackey #1
Jason Behr....Mark's Lackey #2
Don Knotts....TV Repairman
Robin Bissell....Commercial Announcer
Harry Singleton....Mr. Simpson
John Ganun....Fireman #1
Paul Walker....Skip
Dawn Cody....Betty Jean
Maggie Lawson....Lisa Anne
Andrea Taylor....Peggy Jane
Lela Ivey....Miss Peters
Jim Patric....Tommy
Marc Blucas....Basketball Hero
Stanton Rutledge....Coach
Jason Maves....Paper Boy
Gerald Emmerick....TV Weatherman
Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.....Dr. Henderson
Nancy Lenehan....Marge Jenkins
Weston Blakesley....Gus
Patrick T. O'Brien....Roy
Jim Antonio....Ralph
J.T. Walsh....Big Bob
Danny Strong....Juke Box Boy
Kristin Rudrud....Mary
Laura Carney....Bridge Club Lady
Dan Gillies....Fireman #2
Marley Shelton....Margaret
Erik MacArthur....Will
Adam Carter....Boy in Soda Shop
David Tom....Whitey
Johnny Moran....Pete
Jeanine Jackson....Woman
J. Patrick Lawlor....Thug
James Keane....Police Chief Dan
Meredith Thomas....Girl in Soda Shop (uncredited)