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Being There (1979) (SC) - Anthology Ottawa

Being There (1979) (SC)

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Release Date: April 3, 2001.

"☆☆☆☆. Confoundingly provocative. Wonderful comic moments." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

After Being There was published, author Jerzy Kosinski got a telegram from its lead character Chance the Gardener: "Available in my garden or outside of it." Kosinski dialed the accompanying telephone number and Peter Sellers answered. Sellers indeed got the part and gave an indelible performance winning National Board of Review and Golden Globe Best Actor Awards and an Academy Award nomination) in this modern comedy classic. Isolated all his life in a Washington, DC, townhouse, Chance knows only what he's seen on TV. Cast into the world, he stumbles into the inner circle of political power brokers (including Melvyn Douglas in his second Oscar winning role) eager for "sage wisdom."  -- (C) Warner Home Video, 1979, USA.

Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, David Clennon.

Directed by Hal Ashby.

Winner of 1 Academy Award (1980): Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Melvyn Douglas.

Winner of 2 Golden Globe Awards (1980): Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Peter Sellers; Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Melvyn Douglas.

Audio: English, French, Spanish.

Subtitles: English SDH.

SDH/CC: English.

Genre/Subject: Comedy, Drama, Classics, Book Adaptation, Academy Award.


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