About Schmidt

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: December 20, 2002
DVD: June 3, 2003

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Cast: Jack Nicholson, Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates

Synopsis

Just as Warren Schmidt (Nicholson) retires, his wife of 42 years suddenly dies. Unhappy with the choices his daughter is making, he sets out in his motor home on a journey of self discovery. He decides to sponsor a six-year-old orphan in Tanzania and they exchange letters. Through these letters, Schmidt begins to discover himself.

Loosely based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Louis Begley.

Director: Alexander Payne
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Dennis Haysbert, Harry Gites
Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Official Site: www.aboutschmidtmovie.com

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