The Royal Tenenbaums - The Criterion Collection
Buena Vista (2001)
Comedy, Drama
In Collection
110 mins
IMDB 7.6

Gene Hackman Royal Tenenbaum
Anjelica Huston Etheline Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow Margot Tenenbaum
Ben Stiller Chas Tenenbaum
Luke Wilson Richie Tenenbaum
Owen Wilson Eli Cash
Danny Glover Henry Sherman
Bill Murray Raleigh St. Clair
Alec Baldwin Narrator
Seymour Cassel Dusty
Kumar Pallana Pagoda

Director Wes Anderson
Producer Barry Mendel
Wes Anderson
Scott Rudin
Writer Wes Anderson
Owen Wilson
Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman
Musician Mark Mothersbaugh

The Tenebaums are an offbeat, dysfunctional family. The children were all geniuses at an early age and their lives held great potential. Everything changed when their lives were disrupted by the sudden, unexplained, departure of their father Royal (Gene Hackman). Then, as suddenly as he left, Royal is back. Claiming he only has a few months to live, a family reunion takes place. His wife, Etheline (Anjelica Houston) gives him a cool reception. Likewise, his sons Chas (Ben Stiller) and Richie (Luke Wilson) aren't too thrilled to see Dad. And daughter Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) is so neurotic no one can tell how she feels. Royal's impending death turns out to be a ruse just to see his family again. He's really fine, unless his crazy family drives him to suicide.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Walt Disney Video
Edition The Criterion Collection
Barcode 786936165425
Region Region 1
Release Date 7/9/2002
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
DTS [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Commentary [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Closed Captioned Commentary Deleted/Extended Scenes "The Making of..." Featurette(s) Production Notes Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Interviews, Booklet
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $19.99
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