Noah Baumbach

Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, a group of college friends remain on campus, patching together a community for themselves in order to deny the real-world futures awaiting them. Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s hilarious and touching directorial debut was one of the highlights of the American independent film scene of the nineties, speaking directly to a generation of adults-to-be unable to reconcile their hermetic educational experience with workaday responsibility, and posing the eternal question, where do we go from here? Stingingly funny and incisive, Baumbach’s breakthrough features endlessly quotable dialogue, delivered by a stellar ensemble cast.

Film Info

  • Noah Baumbach
  • United States
  • 1995
  • 96 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #349

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Noah Baumbach
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 audio remix
  • New video interview with writer-director Baumbach
  • New video conversations featuring Baumbach and cast members Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, and Carlos Jacott
  • Rare deleted scenes
  • Conrad and Butler in “Conrad and Butler Take a Vacation,” a short film from 2000, directed by Baumbach and starring Kicking and Screaming cast members Carlos Jacott and John Lehr
  • Brief 1995 interviews with Baumbach and the cast, originally broadcast on IFC
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A new essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum

New cover by Leanne Shapton

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Noah Baumbach
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 audio remix
  • New video interview with writer-director Baumbach
  • New video conversations featuring Baumbach and cast members Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, and Carlos Jacott
  • Rare deleted scenes
  • Conrad and Butler in “Conrad and Butler Take a Vacation,” a short film from 2000, directed by Baumbach and starring Kicking and Screaming cast members Carlos Jacott and John Lehr
  • Brief 1995 interviews with Baumbach and the cast, originally broadcast on IFC
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A new essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum

New cover by Leanne Shapton

Kicking and Screaming
Cast
Josh Hamilton
Grover
Olivia d'Abo
Jane
Christopher Eigeman
Max
Parker Posey
Miami
Carlos Jacott
Otis
Jason Wiles
Skippy
Cara Buono
Kate
Elliott Gould
Grover's dad
Eric Stoltz
Chet
Credits
Director
Noah Baumbach
Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Producer
Joel Castleberg
Executive producers
Mark Amin
Executive producers
Carol Baum
Executive producers
Sandy Gallin
Cinematography
Steven Bernstein
Editing
J. Kathleen Gibson
Story
Noah Baumbach
Story
Oliver Berkman
Production design
Dan Whifler
Music
Phil Marshall

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