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Homicide

David Mamet

 
Homicide (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1991
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #486

In David Mamet’s cinema, nothing is as it seems—so you better know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, the protagonist of Mamet’s nightmarish urban odyssey Homicide, inner-city police detective Bobby Gold (Joe Mantegna), is as bewildered about who he is as who (or what) he’s after. Gold’s investigation, following the murder of an elderly Jewish candy-shop owner, leads him down a path of obscure encounters and clues, to a profound reckoning with his own identity. Filled with Mamet’s trademark verbal play and featuring standout supporting performances from William H. Macy, Ving Rhames, and Rebecca Pidgeon, Homicide is a taut, rich work from a true American original.

Cast

Credits

DirectorDavid Mamet
ScreenplayDavid Mamet
Executive producerRon Rotholz
ProducerMichael Hausman and Edward R. Pressman
Director of photographyRoger Deakins
EditingBarbara Tulliver
Production designMichael Merritt
Costume designNan Cibula
MusicAlaric Jans
Unit production managerMichael Hausman
Assistant directorsMatthew Carlisle and Karen Collins
Art directionSusan Kaufman
Production sound mixerJohn Pritchett
Supervising sound editorMaurice Schell

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by editor Barbara Tulliver
  • Audio commentary featuring writer-director David Mamet and actor William H. Macy
  • New video program featuring interviews with recurring Mamet actors Steven Goldstein, Ricky Jay, J. J. Johnston, Joe Mantegna, and Jack Wallace
  • Gag reel and TV spots
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stuart Klawans

    New cover by Paul Jackson

Film Essays

Homicide: What Are You, Then?

By Stuart KlawansSeptember 16, 2009

Words are the trained fleas in David Mamet’s sidewalk circus—dirty words, often bloodstained, . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes Homicide

September 29, 2009

David Mamet’s Homicide is many things: an introspective character study, an examination of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Homicide: What Are You, Then?

By Stuart KlawansSeptember 16, 2009

Words are the trained fleas in David Mamet’s sidewalk circus—dirty words, often bloodstained, . . . Read more »