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VCD HQ 755.85 L42 (HEU)


Pay it forward

Main Title: Pay it forward [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Bel-Air Entertainment ; a Tapestry Films production ; a Mimi Leder film.

Published/Created: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000

Description: 2 videodiscs in 1 can (VCD) (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

Local Call No: VCD HQ 755.85 L42

Note: Based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Note: MPAA Rating: PG-13.
Note: Special features include: behind-the-scenes documentary. HBO first look: the making of Pay it forward ; feature length audio commentary by Mimi Leder ; interactive menus ; cast/director film highlights ; theatrical trailer ; scene access. Dolby surround 5.1 ; Dolby digital

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, James Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson

Credits: Music by Thomas Newman ; screenplay by Leslie Dixon ; edited by David Rosenbloom ; director of photography, Oliver Stapleton.

Summary: This a story about a junior high boy from a broken home and a substance abusing mother. He has been sent back gradewise so is bigger and stupider than his schoolmates. What he sees is some kids getting special treatment, especially one played by H J Osment. This kid really annoys everybody; his special treatment comes from the fact that his Mom (also a drunk, also single) is screwing the teacher. Our anti-hero is wracked by frustration that exhibits as violence and he eventually kills the imp. The story is made more true by making the center of the film nameless. We see him only a few times. The novelty is that killing the teacher's pet turns him into a publicly loved saint.That transformation is told by one story line that moves forward and another backward, both meeting at the killing. Hence the title. A clever narrative trick, blunted by unimaginative direction

Subject: Parent and child relationship -- Drama.
Subject: Family life -- Drama.
Subject: Kindness -- Drama.
Subject: Homework -- Drama.
Subject: School children -- California -- Fiction
Subject: California -- Fiction.
Subject: Alcoholism -- Drama.
Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Drama.

videorecording VCD 122 min.
2 videodiscs in 1 can [VCD] [ca. 122 min.] : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
©2000,  2000, Warner Bros. Pictures, United States
Distributed by Warner Entertainment Company
AV Material ID 1000002295
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