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The Resource As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

Label
As good as it gets
Title
As good as it gets
Statement of responsibility
TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Author
Composer
Director of photography
Film director
Film editor
Film producer
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness--along with waitress Carol Connelly--helps put Melvin back in the human race
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1998: Best actor; best actress
  • Golden Globe Awards, 1998: Best film - musical/comedy
  • Golden Globe Awards, 1998: Best performance by an actor and actress in a motion picture - musical/comedy
Cataloging source
ZGJ
Characteristic
videorecording
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As good as it gets (Motion picture)
Credits note
Music by Hans Zimmer ; edited by Richard Marks ; director of photography, John Bailey
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Rated PG-13: For strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating. ; Canadian Home Video rating: PG
Language note
English or French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, Spanish and French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A8 2005
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight
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  • 1963-
  • 1963-
  • 1968-
  • 1936-
  • 1943-
  • 1942 August 10-
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  • Brooks, James L.
  • Andrus, Mark
  • Johnson, Bridget
  • Zea, Kristi
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Hunt, Helen
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Ulrich, Skeet
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Marks, Richard
  • Bailey, John
  • Tri-Star Pictures
  • Gracie Films
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
139
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • May-December romances
  • Gays in motion pictures
  • Gays
  • Gays
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Filmmakers' commentary: Jim Brooks with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, editor Richard Marks, producer Laurence Mark and composer Hans Zimmer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm84851215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD-Video
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o84851215
  • (OCoLC)84851215
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo; widescreen aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Filmmakers' commentary: Jim Brooks with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, editor Richard Marks, producer Laurence Mark and composer Hans Zimmer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm84851215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD-Video
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o84851215
  • (OCoLC)84851215
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo; widescreen aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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