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Being there [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; presents an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby.

Ashby, Hal. (Added Author). Braunsberg, Andrew. (Added Author). Kosinski, Jerzy N., 1933- (Added Author). Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980 (Added Author). MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- (Added Author). Warden, Jack. (Added Author). Douglas, Melvyn. (Added Author). Dysart, Richard. (Added Author). Basehart, Richard, 1915- (Added Author). Kosinski, Jerzy N., 1933- Being there. (Added Author). Warner Bros. (Added Author). Lorimar Film Entertainment. (Added Author). Northstar Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sitka. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 0 total copies.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: interactive menus, cast/filmmaker profiles, theatrical trailer, scene access, awards list.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Johnny Mandel ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart.
Summary, etc.:
Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Languages and subtitles: English, French, and Spanish ; English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing).
Awards Note:
Academy Awards: Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Melvyn Douglas, 1980
Subject: Kosinski, Jerzy N., 1933- > Film and video adaptations.
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Savants (Savant syndrome) > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Gardeners > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Television viewers > Washington (D.C.) > Drama.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
Feature films.

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