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Title:
The prisoner of second avenue
Author:
Frank, Melvin, 1913-1988.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A soon-to-be-unemployed executive visits the country to avoid a nervous breakdown. Unfortunately, the dark cloud of tribulation seems to follow him in this comic nightmare.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally broadcast as a motion picture in 1975.

Special features: Dinah! segment featuring Anne Bancroft and a gag reel vintage featurette of the making of the movie; theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
ISBN:
9780790789842
UPC:
085393185121
Format :
DVD

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A lesser but still entertaining Neil Simon work, The Prisoner of Second Avenue was adapted to film in 1974. Jack Lemmon takes over the role played on Broadway by Peter Falk: Mel is a New York-based advertising man who goes through hell when he loses his job. The gods seem to conspire against him as he tries to cope with his unemployed status; he is particularly depressed over the fact that he must now subsist on the income of his wife (Anne Bancroft). There are laughs in The Prisoner of Second Avenue, but it's the laughter of desperation and despair; it might not be advisable to watch this film after a bad day at the office. Watch for Sylvester Stallone as the "human punch line" of an old urban legend about a pickpocket. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi