|aAmerican beauty|h[videorecording] /|cDreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production.
|aUniversal City, CA :|bDreamWorks Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bYing Jie,|cc2000.
|a2 videodiscs (121 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally released as motion picture in 1999.
|aDirector of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
|aKevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
|aAn emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
|aMPAA rating: R.
|aAcademy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.