The Package

Closed Capationed Starring: Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy & Tommy Lee Jones Director: Andrew Davis  Rated: R: Restricted
The Package
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Dual Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Additional Products:
    • Collectible Behind-the-Scenes Booklet

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 08/25/1989
"...Director Andy Davis keeps his scenes jumping with pungent details, banter, edge-of-the-frame business sliding past fast....[The actors] are always interesting to watch..."

Product Description:

A United States Army sergeant unknowingly gets involved in a subversive plot while transporting a prisoner back to the U.S. from West Germany. But the prisoner escapes and the sergeant is joined by his ex-wife to clear his name and recapture this mysterious man.

Plot Synopsis:

After bungling an important security detail in Europe, Army officer Johnny Gallagher is assigned to escort a soldier to trial. After being jumped by thugs in a washroom, allowing the prisoner to escape, he begins to suspect that he has stumbled onto something big. He's not sure who's behind it, or why, but one thing's for sure: they're out to get him before he figures it out.


Production Notes:

  • "The Package" (1989) is the first collaboration between director Andrew Davis and actor Tommy Lee Jones, followed by "Under Siege" (1992) and "The Fugitive" (1993).
  • Estimated budget $12 million.
  • Shot on location at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany, and Chicago, Illinois, in Astro color, beginning December 12, 1988. DeLuxe prints.
  • Screened at the 1989 London Film Festival.
  • Released in North America August 25, 1989. Released on video February 22, 1990.
  • Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • Reviewed in New York Times August 25, 1989, and Monthly Film Bulletin June 1990.
  • Additional cast: Kevin Crowley (Walter Henke) and Reporter Ike Pappas played himself.
  • Additional credits: Murray Deutch and Stu Cantor (music supervisors), Cinema Research Corporation (titles and opticals), and Jay Johnson (main title design).
  • Richard Davis, Tony Brown, Wayne Stewart, Mark Ohlsen, and Steve Grissette wrote and performed the song "I Don't Know" and Corelli wrote "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
  • The film is dedicated to the fond memory of James A. Riccio.
  • Copyright 1989 Orion Pictures Corporation.

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