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The American  Cover Image DVD DVD

The American / Focus Features presents ; a This is That/Greenlit/Smokehouse production ; produced by Anne Carey, Jill Green, Ann Wingate, Grant Heslov, George Clooney ; screenplay by Rowan Joffe ; directed by Anton Corbijn.

Corbijn, Anton, (director.). Joffe, Rowan, (screenwriter.). Clooney, George, (producer,, actor.). 1973- (actor.). Placido, Violante, 1976- (actor.). Reuten, Thekla, 1975- (actor.). Bonacelli, Paolo, 1939- (actor.). Leysen, Johan, (actor.). Booth, Martin. Very private gentleman. (Added Author). This is That (Firm) (Added Author). Smoke House Pictures. (Added Author). Focus Features. (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen format.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Based on the 1990 novel, A Very Private Gentleman, by Martin Booth.
Special features: deleted scenes; Journey to redemption : the making of The American; commenary with director.
Participant or Performer Note:
George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen.
Summary, etc.:
After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for violence, sexual content and nudity.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentaion ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English, Spanish and French) and DVS 2.0 stereo. surround (English).
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish or English SDH and optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.
Subject: Booth, Martin > Film adaptations.
Assassins > Drama.
Prostitutes > Drama.
Gunsmiths > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Italy > Drama.
Genre: Crime films.
Feature films.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Albany Carnegie Public Library DVD AME R (Text) 35615010056095 New Items DVD Available -

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