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Martian child [videorecording] /

by Elbert, Ed; Kirschner, David; Sienega, Corey; Bass, Seth E; Tolins, Jonathan; Meyjes, Menno; Cusack, John; Coleman, Bobby; Peet, Amanda; Okonedo, Sophie; Cusack, Joan; Platt, Oliver; Gerrold, David; New Line Cinema Corporation; New Line Home Entertainment (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment : Warner Home Video [distributor, 2008]Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0780656733:; 9780780656734.Language note: In English, with English or Spanish subtitles.Closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 3/1/2008Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Widowers -- United States -- Drama | Authors, American -- Drama | Adoption -- United States -- Drama | Imagination in children -- Drama | Life on other planets -- Drama | Autores estadounidenses -- Teatro | Adopción -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro | Widowers -- United States -- Drama | American authors -- Drama | Adoption -- United States -- Drama | Imagination in children -- Drama | Life on other planets -- Drama | Melodrama -- Feature | Feature films | Melodrama | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Feature filmsCast: John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt.Summary: David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.
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Adapted from a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelette by author David Gerrold, Menno Meyjes's Martian Child stars John Cusack as a widowed science fiction writer who adopts a boy (Bobby Coleman) who claims to be from the Red Planet. The writer believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both he and his sister (Joan Cusack) begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth. Amanda Peet co-stars as the woman who becomes a mother figure for the boy. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

$19.99 3/1/2008

DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.

In English, with English or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt.

Director of photography, Robert Yeoman ; editor, Bruce Green ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Michael Dennison ; production designer, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.

Based on the book by David Gerrold.

MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and mild language.

David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.

Special features: audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner, writers Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins; "Handle with care: working with the Martian child" documentary; "The real Martian child" featurette; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.

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