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  • Published: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Edition: Superbit ed. ; Widescreen version.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 0767879805 :
  • 043396076013

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Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the book "The orchid thief" by Susan Orlean.

Special features: theatrical trailer.

Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.

DVD ; Widescreen ; Dolby surround sound, Region 1 encoding.

Contents: Orchid thief.

Community Reviews

Horrible and Funny

Swings between funny and violent with interesting observations of life in between. A movie that doesn't easily fit into a catagory.

Wild film

Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper balance out Nic Cage's (purposeful) crazy and end up lifting all boats in this unique and interesting film.


This film is layered with layers upon layers. You really have to watch it a few times to get the hang of how every thing is fitting together. But man is it good. I agree with the other person "One of the only movies with Nicholas Cage that I can actually stand to watch." Watch for a wild ride...


Very strange, but in a good way. One of the only movies with Nicholas Cage that I can actually stand to watch. I also highly recommend reading The Orchid Thief, the book that the movie is (sort of) based on.

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