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25th Hour
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Spike Lee


Spike Lee's bracing adaptation of David Benioff's novel is a vibrant, vital motion picture. Edward Norton plays Monty Brogan, a harmless drug dealer who has 24 hours of freedom before serving a seven-year jail sentence. Nervous, confused, and terrified, Monty turns to his closest friends for support: Frank Slattery (Barry Pepper), a cocky stockbroker who resents Monty for throwing his life away; Jakob Elinsky (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a hapless high school teacher who is attracted to one of his students (Anna Paquin); and Monty's heartbroken father (Brian Cox), who blames himself for Monty's demise. And then there is Naturelle (Rosario Dawson), Monty's beautiful girlfriend, who may or may not be guilty of ratting Monty out to the cops. Monty spends his last day trying to ignore the inevitability of time, but everyone and everything only reminds him of the bleak, unpromising days that lay ahead.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 135 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2002

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35

Letterbox - 2.35

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Director

Spike Lee

Producer

Julia Chasman

Producer

Tobey Maguire

Producer

Jon Kilik

Producer

Spike Lee

Screenwriter

David Benioff

Star(s)

Rosario Dawson

Star(s)

Anna Paquin

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Press

"...It produces a wrenching, dazzling succession of moods..."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"...Undeniably beautiful..."

- Glenn Kenny, Premiere

 

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