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Spine #65

Jan 18, 2000

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles


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Directed By: Wes Anderson
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Luke Wilson, Kumar Pallana, Deepak Pallana, Andrew Wilson, Ronnie McCawley, Keith McCawley
Licensor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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Wes Anderson's dazzling sophomore effort is equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy's most extracurricular student-and its least scholarly. He faces expulsion, and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Bill Murray, in an award-winning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes, Rushmore defies categorization even as it captures the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache. Criterion is proud to present one of 1998's most acclaimed films in a Director Approved special edition.

  • Audio commentary by Wes Anderson, co-writer Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
  • The Making of "Rushmore": An exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
  • Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical "adaptations" of Armageddon, Out of Sight and The Truman Show, staged especially for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
  • The Charlie Rose Show, featuring Wes Anderson and Bill Murray
  • Cast audition footage
  • Wes Anderson's hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Props, posters, photos and other graphic ephemera
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Special collectible poster insert: a map of Rushmore's key events


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