CTHV Press Release: Scenes Of The Crime

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Jeff Bridges, Noah Wyle, Morris Chestnut and Jon Abrahams
    in the Gritty Crime Thriller

    Debuting September 30 on DVD and Videocassette
    * * * *
    * * * * Culver City, CA (July 21, 2003) - The Sopranos have met their match with the
    intense and compelling cast of mobsters featured in the taut crime thriller SCENES OF
    THE CRIME, starring four-time Academy Award®-nominee Jeff Bridges (Seabiscuit,
    Arlington Road), five-time Emmy nominee Noah Wyle (TV's "ER"), Morris Chestnut
    (Two Can Play That Game, Like Mike) and Jon Abrahams (TV's "Boston Public"), coming
    to DVD and videocassette from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on September 30.

    * * * * Inspired by a true story, SCENES OF THE CRIME chronicles one young man's
    rapid and uncontrolled descent into the underbelly of the Los Angeles crime world. *Lenny
    Burroughs (Abrahams), a young auto mechanic who is due to get married in a few days,
    has been making some extra money as an occasional wheelman for "gangster friend" Rick
    Woods (Peter Greene). *Hoping to earn some quick cash before his wedding day, he agrees
    to chauffeur Rick on a "delivery." *Unbeknownst to Lenny, Rick has been hired by a rival
    crime lord to kidnap Jimmy Berg (Bridges), a high-powered businessman who is also
    involved in mob contracts and other illicit activities including being the mastermind for a
    heist in which a mob leader was murdered. *

    * * * * The normally routine assignment becomes anything but when Lenny finds himself
    the unwitting accessory in the kidnapping, which goes seriously wrong when Rick turns
    rogue and prepares to execute Jimmy. *But out of nowhere arrives Jimmy's bodyguard
    Seth (Wyle) who kills Rick, forcing Lenny to guard Jimmy until he receives further orders
    - but it seems the very smart hostage is pulling the strings. *Now Lenny must decide whom
    to trust to get him out of this mess. *Either way, Lenny's life will never be the same.

    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & AnamorphicVideo
    * * * * Mastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: *English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    * * * * Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Chinese, Spanish
    * * * * Theatrical Trailers
    * * * * Interactive Menus
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated R
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 91 Minutes
    DVD Catalog #00492 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00492-4
    VHS Catalog #00490 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00490-0
    VHS Spanish Subtitles Catalog #00491 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00491-7
    DVD Order Date: 08/28/03
    VHS Order Date: *09/09/03
    SLP: $24.95 DVD; VHS rental
  2. Deane Johnson

    Deane Johnson Supporting Actor

    Jan 27, 1999
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    There's something strange about this film's background. There is only one review listed at the MRQE web site which is very strange. IMDb shows it having never been released in the U.S. (if I know how to read the data). IMDb shows it as 35mm, but no aspect ratio.

    There is so little information on the film, I'm curious to know what it is all about, and if the film is any good.

    Anyone know anything about it?
  3. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

    Jul 7, 2000
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    If you have a subscription to the Starz network, then you can catch the reruns of this film. The film debut on the Starz network exclusively and was made by StarzPictures.
  4. Deane Johnson

    Deane Johnson Supporting Actor

    Jan 27, 1999
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    I don't have Starz, but that explains a lot. I see it's in anamorphic widescreen, so the 35mm entry in IMDb must not mean it's not widescreen after all.
  5. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

    Jun 6, 1999
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    It was probably intended for theatrical release and then dumped to cable because either it's not very good or they couldn't find an adequate distributor (if it was an indie). New Line's "Unconditional Love" with Rupert Everett is going the former route on Saturday night.

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