The Player

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A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. read more
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A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward) and a lineup of star cameos that make for an astonishing Hollywood who’s who. This complexly woven grand entertainment (which kicks off with one of American cinema’s most audacious and acclaimed opening shots) was the film that marked Altman’s triumphant commercial comeback in the early 1990s.

Original Release

05/08/1992

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Cast

Dean Stockwell Andy Civella
Fred Ward Walter Stuckel
Greta Scacchi June Gudmundsdottir
Peter Gallagher Larry Levy
Tim Robbins Griffin Mill
Whoopi Goldberg Detective Avery
Brion James Joel Levison
Cynthia Stevenson Bonnie Sherow
Vincent D'Onofrio David Kahane
Richard E. Grant Tom Oakley
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Directors

Robert Altman

Writers

Michael Tolkin

Cast

Dean Stockwell Andy Civella
Fred Ward Walter Stuckel
Greta Scacchi June Gudmundsdottir
Peter Gallagher Larry Levy
Tim Robbins Griffin Mill
Whoopi Goldberg Detective Avery
Brion James Joel Levison
Cynthia Stevenson Bonnie Sherow
Vincent D'Onofrio David Kahane
Richard E. Grant Tom Oakley
Sydney Pollack Dick Mellen
Lyle Lovett Detective DeLongpre
Dina Merrill Celia
Angela Hall Jan
Randall Batinkoff Reg Goldman
Jeremy Piven Steve Reeves
Gina Gershon Whitney Gersh
Michael Tolkin Eric Schecter
Steve Allen Steve Allen
Richard Anderson Richard Anderson

Producers

Editors

Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni

1993 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1993 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1993 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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