Greg Mottola

The Daytrippers

The Daytrippers

With its droll humor and bittersweet emotional heft, the feature debut of writer-director Greg Mottola announced the arrival of an unassumingly sharp-witted new talent on the 1990s indie scene. When she discovers a love letter written to her husband (Stanley Tucci) by an unknown paramour, the distraught Eliza (Hope Davis) turns to her tight-knit Long Island family for advice. Soon the entire clan—strong-willed mom (Anne Meara), taciturn dad (Pat McNamara), and jaded sister (Parker Posey) with pretentious boyfriend (Liev Schreiber) in tow—has squeezed into a station wagon and headed into Manhattan to find out the truth, kicking off a one-crazy-day odyssey full of unexpected detours and life-changing revelations. Performed with deadpan virtuosity by a top-flight ensemble cast, The Daytrippers is a wry and piercing look at family bonds stretched to the breaking point.

Film Info

  • Greg Mottola
  • United States, Canada
  • 1996
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1001

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Greg Mottola, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Mottola, editor Anne McCabe, and producer Steven Soderbergh
  • New interviews with Mottola and cast members Hope Davis, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, and Campbell Scott
  • The Hatbox, a 1985 short film by Mottola, with audio commentary by the director
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Emily Nussbaum

New cover by R. Kikuo Johnson

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Nov 12, 2019

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Greg Mottola, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Mottola, editor Anne McCabe, and producer Steven Soderbergh
  • New interviews with Mottola and cast members Hope Davis, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, and Campbell Scott
  • The Hatbox, a 1985 short film by Mottola, with audio commentary by the director
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Emily Nussbaum

New cover by R. Kikuo Johnson

The Daytrippers
Cast
Hope Davis
Eliza
Pat McNamara
Jim Malone
Anne Meara
Rita Malone
Parker Posey
Jo
Liev Schreiber
Carl
Campbell Scott
Eddie
Stanley Tucci
Louis
Andy Brown
Ronnie
Marc Grapey
Aaron
Marcia Gay Harden
Libby
Marcia Haufrecht
Molly
Paul Herman
Leon
Carol Locatell
Doris
Douglas McGrath
Chap
Amy Stiller
Amy Corrine Fairbright-Lebow
Stephanie Venditto
Cassandra
Credits
Director
Greg Mottola
Written by
Greg Mottola
Producer
Nancy Tenenbaum
Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Executive producer
Lawrence S. Kamerman
Executive producer
David Heyman
Executive producer
Campbell Scott
Director of photography
John Inwood
Editor
Anne McCabe
Production designer
Bonnie J. Brinkley
Line producer
Jon Stern
Costume designer
Barbara Presar
Music by
Richard Martinez
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe
Casting by
Georgianne Walken