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Reality bites / Universal Pictures presents a Jersey Films production ; produced by Danny DeVito and Michael Shamberg ; written by Helen Childress ; directed by Ben Stiller.

Stiller, Ben, 1965- (actor,, film director.). DeVito, Danny, (film producer.). Shamberg, Michael, (film producer.). Childress, Helen, 1969- (screenwriter.). Ryder, Winona, 1971- (actor.). Hawke, Ethan, 1970- (actor.). Garofalo, Janeane, (actor.). Zahn, Steve, 1968- (actor.). Wallinger, Karl, (composer.). Lubezki, Emmanuel, (diector of photography.). Churgin, Lisa Zeno, 1955- (editor of moving image work.). Jersey Films, (production company.). Universal Pictures (Firm), (presenter,, film distributor.). Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn. (Cast).

Currently available copies

  • 15 out of 15 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Troup-Harris Regional Library. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Hogansville Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds on 15 total copies.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0783295766
  • ISBN: 9780783295763
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 10th anniversary edition.
  • Distributor: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2004]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Special features: deleted scenes with on-camera introduction from Ben Stiller ; feature commentary with Ben Stiller and writer Helen Childress ; a retrospective: the stars look back on the making of the movie, what it was like to work together and how much fun they had ; Lisa Loeb interview ; "Stay" music video ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editor, Lisa Churgin ; music, Karl Wallinger.
Participant or Performer:
Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn.
Summary, etc.:
The irreverent portrayal of the harsh realities of life after college captures the misadventures of Lelaina, an ambitious TV production assistant, and her relationships with her sarcastic roommate, Vickie, friends Sammy and Troy, and an ambitious video executive, Michael.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13 (Some language, drug content and sensuality).
System Details:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1.
In English, French or Spanish ; optional subtitles in Spanish or French ; closed-captioned.
Subject: Generation X > Drama.
Television producers and directors > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Amistad > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films > United States.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.

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