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Jason Robards Jr.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Jason Robards Jr.
Jason Robards Jr.
, Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
, Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Paul Thomas Anderson

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Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson followed his critical and commercial breakthrough Boogie Nights with this wildly ambitious story of lives intertwining on a single day in California's San Fernando Valley. Earl Partridge (Jason Robards), a successful producer of television game shows, left his wife when she contracted cancer to marry the younger and more beautiful Linda (Julianne Moore). Now, Earl has cancer himself, and Linda spends her day fetching medicines and trying to deal with the imminent death of her husband, whom she has only now come to love. Earl asks his nurse Phil (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to arrange a meeting with his estranged son, Frank Mackey (Tom Cruise), known for his self-help program "Seduce and Destroy," in which he preaches the importance of male sexual prowess; he cared for his mother after Earl left her, and he has no desire to see his father again. Earl's best-known show is hosted by Jimmy Gator (Philip Baker Hall), who also learns that he is dying. Jimmy's show pits bright adults against unusually smart kids; one of Jimmy's child contestants, Stanley (Jeremy Blackman), arrives late for a taping after being left stranded by his father Rick (Michael Bowen), who is supported by his more successful son. Meanwhile, Donnie Smith (William H. Macy), who was a champ on Jimmy's show as a child, is not having as much luck as an adult; he's just lost his job and needs to pay for some expensive dental work. Jimmy wants to reconcile with his estranged and emotionally fragile daughter Claudia (Melora Walters), who despises him and who will become involved with well-meaning police officer Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly), who has been desperately lonely since his divorce three years ago. Magnolia reunites much of the cast and crew of Boogie Nights and features eight original songs by singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and a musical score by Jon Brion.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2010
UPC: 0794043131929
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 3:08:00
Sales rank: 17,010

Special Features

Magnolia video diary covers the blossoming of a modern-day masterwork; Frank T. J. Mackey seminar; Seduce and Destroy infomercial; Aimee Mann Save Me music video; Theatrical trailer & TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Robards Earl Partridge
Julianne Moore Linda Partridge
Tom Cruise Frank "T.J." Mackey
Philip Seymour Hoffman Phil Parma
John C. Reilly Officer Jim Kurring
William H. Macy Donnie Smith
Melora Walters Claudia Wilson Gator
Jeremy Blackman Stanley Spector
Michael Bowen Rick Spector
Philip Baker Hall Jimmy Gator
Melinda Dillon Rose Gator
Emmanuel Johnson Dixon
April Grace Gwenovier
Master Henry Gibson Thurston Howell
Ricky Jay Burt Ramsey
Felicity Huffman Cynthia
Alfred Molina Solomon Solomon
Luis Guzman Luis Guzman
Mary Lynn Rajskub Janet (Frank's Assistant)
Pat Healy Actor
Patton Oswalt Scuba diver
Lillian Adams Donnie's Older Neighbor

Technical Credits
Paul Thomas Anderson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bill Arnold Production Designer
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Jon Brion Score Composer
Lou Carlucci Special Effects Supervisor
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Adam Druxman Asst. Director
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Joseph Grossberg Special Effects Supervisor
Lynn Harris Executive Producer
Cassandra Kulukundis Casting
Daniel Lupi Co-producer
Aimee Mann Songwriter
David Nakabayashi Art Director
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Joanne Sellar Producer
Chris Spellman Set Decoration/Design
Dylan Tichenor Associate Producer,Editor

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