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The Package

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • "The Package" (1989) is the first collaboration between director Andrew Davis and actor Tommy Lee Jones, followed by "Under Siege" (1992) and "The Fugitive" (1993). Estimated budget $12 million. Shot on location at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany, and Chicago, Illinois, in Astro color, beginning December 12, 1988. DeLuxe prints. Screened at the 1989 London Film Festival. Released in North America August 25, 1989. Released on video February 22, 1990. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Reviewed in New York Times August 25, 1989, and Monthly Film Bulletin June 1990. Additional cast: Kevin Crowley (Walter Henke) and Reporter Ike Pappas played himself. Additional credits: Murray Deutch and Stu Cantor (music supervisors), Cinema Research Corporation (titles and opticals), and Jay Johnson (main title design). Richard Davis, Tony Brown, Wayne Stewart, Mark Ohlsen, and Steve Grissette wrote and performed the song "I Don't Know" and Corelli wrote "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." The film is dedicated to the fond memory of James A. Riccio. Copyright 1989 Orion Pictures Corporation.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 907996

  • Credits
    Gene Hackman, Eugene Alder, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Lee Jones, John Heard, Dennis Franz, Reni Santoni
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Director Andy Davis keeps his scenes jumping with pungent details, banter, edge-of-the-frame business sliding past fast....[The actors] are always interesting to watch..."
    Los Angeles Times

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