Hoffa (Blu-ray)

Starring: Jack Nicholson & Danny DeVito Director: Danny DeVito  Rated: R: Restricted
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Note: Commentary by Director Danny DeVito
    • The Music of Hoffa: A Conversation with Danny DeVito and Composer David Newman
    • Danny Devito's Speech at the Teamsters Convention, Las Vegas, 2011
    • Excised Scenes
    • Historical News Coverage
    • Personal Anecdotes from Teamsters Members
    • Special Shots
    • DeVito's 11 1/4
    • Siskel & Ebert
    • Discussion After the First Script Read-Through
    • Production Gallery
    • Hoffa Shooting Script
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 01/07/1993
"...A stirring, provocative exposé of the uses and abuses of power..."
USA Today - 12/23/1992
"...[DeVito] is very assured..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/25/1992
"...HOFFA shows DeVito as a genuine filmmaker. Here is a movie that finds the right look and tone for its material..."
Uncut - 11/01/2004
"[I]t's an ambitious undertaking….[Nicholson gives] one of the performances of his career."

Product Description:

This powerful film recounts the life and times of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa -- from his impassioned struggle to build his union into a powerful force on the American scene to his mysterious end. All the performances, especially Nicholson's, are outstanding. The letterbox laserdisc includes commentary by Danny De Vito, storyboards, behind-the-scenes footage, wardrobe design sketches and more. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Makeup.

Plot Synopsis:

On the day Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa will mysteriously disappear forever, in 1975, his trusted henchman tells the story of Hoffa's life to a young trucker. His tale follows Hoffa from his days as a Depression-era truck driver through his early efforts at unionizing the truckers to his dealings with the mafia and the government as head of the Teamsters, the most powerful labor union in the country.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Corruption | Crime | Kidnapping And Missing Persons | Organized Crime | Politics | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Original screenplay was written by Robin Moore.
  • Film was originally meant for director Oliver Stone, and then Barry Levinson.
  • "Hoffa" is DeVito's third film as a director and first drama, following the comedies "War of the Roses" and "Throw Momma from the Train".
  • Filmed in Detroit, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; and Los Angeles, California; color by Technicolor. Estimated budget $45 million. Shooting began February 18, 1992; completed June 11, 1992.

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