Wes Anderson

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson.

Film Info

  • Wes Anderson
  • United States
  • 2001
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #157

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • Restored digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Anderson
  • With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, featuring Anderson
  • Interviews with and behind-the-scenes footage of actors Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Danny Glover
  • Outtakes
  • The Peter Bradley Show, featuring interviews with additional cast members
  • Scrapbook featuring young Richie’s murals and paintings, still photographs by set photographer James Hamilton, book and magazine covers, and storyboards
  • Studio 360 radio segment on painter Miguel Calderón, along with examples of his work
  • Trailers
  • Collectible insert with Eric Anderson’s drawings
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic Kent Jones

New cover by Eric Chase Anderson

Purchase Options

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • Restored digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Anderson
  • With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, featuring Anderson
  • Interviews with and behind-the-scenes footage of actors Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Danny Glover
  • Outtakes
  • The Peter Bradley Show, featuring interviews with additional cast members
  • Scrapbook featuring young Richie’s murals and paintings, still photographs by set photographer James Hamilton, book and magazine covers, and storyboards
  • Studio 360 radio segment on painter Miguel Calderón, along with examples of his work
  • Trailers
  • Collectible insert with Eric Anderson’s drawings
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic Kent Jones

New cover by Eric Chase Anderson

The Royal Tenenbaums
Cast
Gene Hackman
Royal Tenenbaum
Anjelica Huston
Etheline Tenenbaum
Ben Stiller
Chas Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow
Margot Tenenbaum
Luke Wilson
Richie Tenenbaum
Owen Wilson
Eli Cash
Bill Murray
Raleigh St. Clair
Danny Glover
Henry Sherman
Seymour Cassel
Dusty
Kumar Pallana
Pagoda
Alec Baldwin
Narrator
Credits
Director
Wes Anderson
Screenplay
Wes Anderson
Producer
Wes Anderson
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Barry Mendel
Screenplay
Owen Wilson
Executive producers
Rudd Simmons
Executive producers
Owen Wilson
Production design
David Wasco
Editing
Dylan Tichenor
Costume design
Karen Patch
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh
Music supervisor
Randall Poster
Casting
Douglas Aibel
Unit production manager
Denise Pinckley
First assistant director
Sam Hoffman
Second assistant director
Michelle L. Keiser
Additional editing
Daniel R. Padgett
Key set decorator
Sandy Reynolds Wasco
Richie's artwork & original illustrations
Eric Chase Anderson
Associate producer
Will Sweeney

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