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Unique ID Code: 0000019866
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Added on: 21/6/2001 14:45
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Proof of Life (US)

7 / 10
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"A top-drawer adventure thriller with superb performances" -Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV/ New York
Certificate: R
Running Time: 135 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
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Alice Bowman is world-traveled and savvy but nothing could prepare her for this. Rebels in a politically volatile Latin American country have kidnapped her husband for ransom. The asking price: $3 million.

Meg Ryan plays Alice and Russell Crowe is Terry Thorne, the hostage retrieval expert who becomes Alice`s only hope in navigating a high-stakes game where terrorists value money over life, in this suspense-packed film named one of the year`s 10-best films by Time. Taylor Hackford directs, steadily tightening the emotional vise as Terry and Alice try to smoke out the perpetrators and rescue Alice`s husband (David Morse)… and as both confront the gnawing awareness that they`re attracted to each other. Taut, thought-provoking and terrific, Proof Of Life is gripping proof that the romantic thriller is forcefully alive.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Behind-The-Scenes Documentary "The Making Of Proof Of Life"
Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Director Taylor Hackford
Cast/Director Filmographies
Theatrical Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Taylor Hackford

Written By:

Pamela Reed
David Morse
Russell Crowe
Meg Ryan

Casting By:
Nancy Klopper
Doreen Jones
Alonso Alegría

Soundtrack By:
Danny Elfman

Director of Photography:
Slavomir Idziak

John Smith
Sheldon Kahn

Costume Designer:
Ruth Myers

Production Designer:
Bruno Rubeo

Charles Mulvehill
Taylor Hackford

Executive Producer:
Steven Reuther
Tony Gilroy

Warner Bros

Your Opinions and Comments

7 / 10
A rather ordinary action thriller. Nothing more.
The story is well known - husband get kidnapped, wife rents a rescuer and so on and so on.
The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the landscapes of Ecuador all look terrific.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. While the movie does contain quite a few booms and bangs, the sound effects are not that spectacular, although the surrounds are nicely used.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras include a commentary and a behind the scenes look. Nothing too interesting here as well.
Bottom line - a rather predictable action thriller with some average performances by the two leads.
posted by Zvi Josef on 17/7/2001 16:28