David Mamet

Homicide

Homicide

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

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Special 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

Homicide
Cast
Joe Mantegna
Bobby Gold
William H. Macy
Tim Sullivan
Natalija Nogulich
Chava
Ving Rhames
Randolph
Vincent Guastaferro
Lt. Senna
Rebecca Pidgeon
Miss Klein
J. J. Johnston
Jilly Curran
Jack Wallace
Frank
Lionel Mark Smith
Charlie Olcott
Credits
Director
David Mamet
Screenplay
David Mamet
Executive producer
Ron Rotholz
Producer
Michael Hausman
Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Director of photography
Roger Deakins
Editing
Barbara Tulliver
Production design
Michael Merritt
Costume design
Nan Cibula
Music
Alaric Jans
Unit production manager
Michael Hausman
Assistant directors
Matthew Carlisle
Assistant directors
Karen Collins
Art direction
Susan Kaufman
Production sound mixer
John Pritchett
Supervising sound editor
Maurice Schell

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