Five Easy Pieces (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Karen Black & Jack Nicholson Director: Bob Rafelson  Rated: R: Restricted
Five Easy Pieces (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Talent Files:
      1. Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, and Karen Black

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I am not a piece of crap."
  - Rayette Dipesto (Karen Black) to Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson)
"I faked a little Chopin. You faked a little response."
  - Robert to his brother's fiancĂ©e (Susan Anspach) after he plays piano for her
"You want me to hold the chicken'"--Waitress
"I want you to hold it between your knees."
  - Robert

Entertainment Reviews:

Chicago Sun-Times - 03/16/2003
"...FIVE EASY PIECES has the complexity, the nuance, the depth, of the best fiction..."
Total Film - 06/01/2000
"...A subtle and thoughtful character study which is just as effective more than two decades later..."

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Love Story | Recommended | Romance | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: September 12, 1970
  • FIVE EASY PIECES premiered at the 1970 New York Film Festival.
  • Director Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson first collaborated on the Monkees' psychedelic film, HEAD, which Nicholson did not star in but coproduced and cowrote.
  • FIVE EASY PIECES was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000.
  • Adrien Joyce, who wrote the script and cowrote the story for FIVE EASY PIECES, is a pseudonym for Carole Eastman. Eastman has worked on other Nicholson and Rafelson films; she wrote THE SHOOTING (as Adrien Joyce), which starred Jack Nicholson, and wrote and produced MAN TROUBLE, another Nicholson-Rafelson collaboration.
  • The film's piano pieces are played by Pearl Kaufman.
  • FIVE EASY PIECES is one of the rare movies in which Sally Struthers is credited as Sally Ann Struthers.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 74,352
  • UPC: 043396096592
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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