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Title:
The survivors
Author:
Matthau, Walter.
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (DVD) (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Donald Quinelle, a rising sales executive, is sacked by his boss's pet parrot the same day that Sonny Paluso watches his gas station go up in flames. Drowning their sorrows at a coffee shop, the two New Yorkers disarm a would-be bandit, Jack Locke, and briefly become media heroes--then quickly learn about the price and perils of survival in an insane world. Jack is freed by a bureaucratic slip-up and goes gunning for Sonny and Donald, who discover that their survival depends on their friendship at all costs.
General Note:
Digitally mastered audio & video ; widescreen presentation.

Videodisc release of the 1983 motion picture.

Specials features: tehatrical trailers, scene selections.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
ISBN:
9780767828116
UPC:
043396032989
Format :
DVD

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Director Michael Ritchie spoofs survivalists in this rambling black comedy. Donald Quinelle (Robin Williams) is a successful young executive who is called to his boss' office one morning and is fired by a parrot sitting in the CEO's chair -- a method the company uses to axe high-powered execs. Donald meets Sonny Paluso (Walter Matthau), a former gas station owner who is out of work because his business was blown up. At a diner, the two newfound friends witness a robbery and catch sight of the perpetrator, Jerry Reed (Jack Locke). Reed is a mob hit man who swears to kill the two men who saw him commit the crime. Donald, formerly afraid of weapons, becomes obsessed with guns as a way to protect himself from the mob. He enrolls in a survivalist training school in the mountains of Vermont. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi