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  • Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: special ed.; widescreen ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 0783277415
  • 9780783277417
  • 025192266522

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Being John Malkovich

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Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1999.

Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); TV spots (1 min.); American Arts & Culture presents: John Horatio Malkovich, dance of despair and disillusionment [featurette] (4 min.); Intimate portrait of the art of puppeteering [featurette] (7 min.); 7 1/2 floor orientation [featurette] (2 min.); Intimate portrait of the art of background driving [featurette] (7 min.); Interview with director Spike Jonze [featurette] (3 min.); Spike's photo album [slide show]; Cast and filmmakers [text feature].

Dance of despair and disillusionment -- Wintry economic climate -- Abelard & Héloise -- Lestercorp 610 11th Ave. NYC 10012 -- Orientation -- Schwartz's -- Don't toy with Floris -- Maxine -- Feel what I feel -- Portal -- Metaphysical can of worms -- Lotte tries Malkovich -- Dr. Lester's house -- Have you ever wanted to be someone else? -- Bernardo's 8:00 pm -- J.M. Inc. -- Dinner at the Schwartz's -- 4:11 am -- Unrequited love -- I moved his arm across your girlfriend's glorious t** -- What the f*** is going on? -- Malkovich goes inside his own portal -- Lotte and Elijah escape -- Malkovich vessel -- Dance of despair and disillusionment (reprise) -- Re-birth of an artist -- Enigmatic John Horatio Malkovich -- Calling your bluff -- Into Malkovich's subconscious -- Time is now -- Old friends and a new vessel -- Closing credits.

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, W. Earl Brown, Carlos Jacott, Willie Garson, Byrne Piven, Gregory Sporleder, Charlie Sheen, John Malkovich.

Craig Schwartz is a struggling street puppeteer; in order to make some money, Craig takes a job as a filing clerk. One day he accidentally discovers a door ... a portal into the brain of John Malkovich! For 15 minutes, he experiences the ultimate head trip--He is John Malkovich! Then he's dumped onto the New Jersey turnpike. With his beautiful office mate Maxine and his pet-obsessed wife, they hatch a plan to let others into John's brain for just $200 a trip.

DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.

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this is one bizarre film, but i liked it!


I was never a big fan of John Malkovich until I saw this movie. I never really understood what the big deal is. But this movie has him doing a phenomenal job of acting. It is weird, funny, and impossible to stop watching. It's a complete fantasy, Alice down the rabbit hole kind of movie.

Unique, creative!

Impossible not to enjoy. A must-watch!


This movie definitely messes with your head and consists of a very strange love triangle. That being said when you watch it just try to keep an open mind.

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