Real Life

Real Life

Albert Brooks
 Cast: Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
, Charles Grodin
Charles Grodin
, Frances Lee McCain
Frances Lee McCain
, J.A. Preston
J.A. Preston

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)



Lost in America may have been Albert Brooks' most popular film but many of his fans consider this 1979 feature debut to be his funniest picture. Long out of print on video, the Paramount DVD of Real Life makes plain that this biting satire is even more timely now that reality TV has moved beyond Candid Camera and the PBS American Family documentary that originally inspired Brooks to make the movie. Unfortunately, this DVD doesn't come with any extras such as an audio commentary, which is a shame considering that Brooks is so engaging in interviews. All viewers get is an anamorphic transfer of the theatrical widescreen print and a Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono audio track. Both of these live up to Real Life's original theatrical print. Though including Brooks' hilarious short films from the period would have been nice, fans of Albert Brooks and "mockumentaries" such as Best in Show will be pleased to have Real Life in their collections.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
UPC: 0097360128741
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:38:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Grodin Warren Yeager
Frances Lee McCain Jeanette Yeager
J.A. Preston Dr. Ted Cleary
Matthew Tobin Dr. Howard Hill
Albert Brooks Himself
Dick Haynes Harris
Lisa Urette Lisa Yeager
Robert Stirrat Eric Yeager
David Spielberg Dr. Jeremy Nolan
Jennings Lang Martin Brand
Norman Bartold Dr. Isaac Steven
James L. Brooks Evaluator
Susan Clark Nurse
Adam Grant The Feltons
Johnny Haymer Dr. Rennert
Mort Lindsey Himself
Zeke Manners Driver
Julie Payne Dr. Kramer
James Ritz Jack
Harry Shearer Pete
S.W. Smith Actor

Technical Credits
Albert Brooks Director,Screenwriter
David Finfer Editor
Monica Johnson Screenwriter
Mort Lindsey Score Composer
Linda Marder Art Director
Eric Saarinen Cinematographer
Harry Shearer Screenwriter
Penelope Spheeris Producer
Linda Spheeris Art Director

Scene Index

Scene Selection
0. Scene Selection
1. Be Yourselves [9:00]
2. Family Testing [4:37]
3. The Yeagers [5:24]
4. The First Supper [6:30]
5. Alone For The Weekend [:45]
6. Film The Gynecologist [4:33]
7. Black Meets White [7:41]
8. Beterinary Emergency [:36]
9. Bad Times [2:17]
10. Feedback Session [:06]
11. A Happy Family [1:17]
12. Nightmare In The Desert [3:04]
13. We Want Out [4:50]
14. Save This Picture [2:46]
15. Epilogue/End Credits [6:55]

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