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The Resource As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

Label
As good as it gets
Title
As good as it gets
Statement of responsibility
TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
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Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
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Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race
Member of
Awards note
  • Academy Award, 1998: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson); Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hunt)
  • Golden Globes, 1998: Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Hunt); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Nicholson)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1998: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson); Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Hunt)
  • Writers Guild of America, 1998: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Andrus, Brooks)
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • As good as it gets (Motion picture)
  • As good as it gets (Motion picture)
  • As good as it gets (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, John Bailey ; production design, Bill Brzesski ; editor, Richard Marks ; music, Hans Zimmer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
Dialogue in English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
A84 1998
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight
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  • 1963-
  • 1963-
  • 1968-
  • 1936-2020
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  • Brooks, James L.
  • Johnson, Bridget
  • Zea, Kristi
  • Andrus, Mark
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Hunt, Helen
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Ulrich, Skeet
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Tri-Star Pictures
  • Gracie Films
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
139
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Manners and customs
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • New York (State)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Widescreen 1.85:1 ; full screen 1.33:1
  • Special features: commentary track
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Widescreen -- side B: full screen
Control code
ocm39151090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, double-sided disc, widescreen (1.85:1) and full screen formats; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Widescreen 1.85:1 ; full screen 1.33:1
  • Special features: commentary track
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Widescreen -- side B: full screen
Control code
ocm39151090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, double-sided disc, widescreen (1.85:1) and full screen formats; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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