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Hopscotch

Ronald Neame

 
Hopscotch (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

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  • United States
  • 1980
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #163

Miles Kendig knows too much. One of the CIA’s top international operatives, he suddenly finds himself relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, Kendig, with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA wants Kendig dead, but he refuses to cooperate—he’s having too much fun. Based on Brian Garfield’s best-selling novel, and starring the inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch is a smart and stylish tale of international intrigue and a cat-and-mouse comedy.

Credits

DirectorRonald Neame
ProducersEdie and Ely Landau
ScreenplayBrian Garfield and Bryan Forbes
Executive in charge of productionMort Abrahams
Production designWilliam Creber
CinematographyArthur Ibbetson
EditingCarl Kress
Associate producersJonathan Bernstein and Brian Garfield
MusicIan Fraser
Executive producerOtto Plaschkes
Based on the novel byBrian Garfield

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Video introduction featuring interviews with director Ronald Neame and novelist and screenwriter Brian Garfield
  • Original theatrical trailer and teaser
  • The original television audio track, remixed for family viewing, presented as an alternate audio track
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

Hopscotch

By Bruce Eder August 19, 2002

Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch has the distinction of being the only “feel-good” realistic spy film ever made. As the movie walks a fine line between serious drama and satirical comedy, and between . . . Read more »

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Toasting Ronald Neame

April 21, 2011

British filmmaker Ronald Neame, the director of such Criterion titles as The Horse’s Mouth, Tunes of Glory, and Hopscotch (not to mention The Poseidon Adventure), and the producer behind David . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

Hopscotch

By Bruce Eder August 19, 2002

Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch has the distinction of being the only “feel-good” realistic spy film ever made. As the movie walks a fine line between serious drama and satirical comedy, and between . . . Read more »

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