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EAN-130012236117278   EAN-13 barcode 0012236117278
UPC-A012236117278   UPC-A barcode 012236117278
Product NamePanic
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
Short DescriptionDVD
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ B00005AA9G
Price New5.21 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.59 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingR - Restricted
IMDbIMDb Link
Run Time88 minutes
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
CastDonald Sutherland, John Ritter, Neve Campbell, Tracey Ullman, William H. Macy
Run Time88 minutes
Width5.5 inches    (convert)
Height0.5 inches    (convert)
Length7.75 inches    (convert)
Weight26 hundredths pounds    (convert)
BindingDvd
FormatAnamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Run Time88 minutes
Long DescriptionWhen Sarah (Neve Campbell) strikes up a conversation with a sad-eyed man called Alex (William H. Macy) at her therapist's office, she asks, "Are you one of those middle-aged guys who's tired of his marriage and thinking maybe a beautiful young thing could help him out?" She's right, but the source of Alex's depression is far from typical: he's a second-generation hit man who wants out, but his mom and dad won't let him quit.

Donald Sutherland makes Alex's laconic and utterly monstrous father the most frightening parent since John Huston in Chinatown. A series of flashbacks show how he introduced Alex to his trade, beginning with shooting squirrels in the woods. We never find out whether Alex's father has mob connections, and the fact that it's just a business to him ("This one's a big job, lots of moola, I'll buy your mother a Lexus") makes him all the more chilling. Alex's mother (the steely Barbara Bain) knows all about the family business, but his wife (Tracey Ullman) thinks he runs a mail-order company, and the only person he confides in is a therapist (John Ritter). When he meets and falls for Sarah, Alex realizes that he alone can stand up to his father, and he needs to act before his own son becomes the next apprentice.

Henry Bromell's debut film as a writer-director probes the same dark corners of the middle-aged male psyche as American Beauty and The Sopranos. Alex's tormented life is a symbol of the damage that parents can inflict on their children, and Bromell imbues his story with a tragic inevitability. Panic received a shamefully limited theatrical release, in spite of its rare combination of a great script and brilliant performances. It deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated by a much larger audience on home video. --Simon Leake

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