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Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Cusack Craig Schwartz
Cameron Diaz Lotte Schwartz
Catherine Keener Maxine Lund
John Malkovich John Malkovich
Orson Bean Dr. Lester
Mary Kay Place Floris
Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen
Carlos Jacott Larry the Agent
W. Earl Brown Erroll
Sean Penn Himself [Uncredited]
Ned Bellamy Derek Mantini
Eric Weinstein Father at Puppet Show
Madison Lanc Daughter at Puppet Show
Octavia Spencer Woman in Elevator (as Octavia L. Spencer)
K.K. Dodds Wendy
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Fantasy
Director Spike Jonze
Producer Steve Golin; Vincent Landay
Writer Charlie Kaufman
Studio Universal
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 112 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.9
Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In The Line of Fire? Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having money problems, so he takes a temporary job as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a large office building. One day, while rummaging behind a cabinet, he finds a small door that leads to the center of the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by, you guessed it, John Malkovich). Craig discovers that entering the portal allows him to become John Malkovich for a brief spell, and in time he and his beautiful but aloof co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) get the bright idea to charge admission for the privilege of spending 15 minutes inside the head of a well-known actor. Malkovich realizes that something strange is happening to him, but can do little to stop it, as strangers take over his mind for a quarter-hour at a time. Craig's wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) eventually takes a trip into Malkovich's psyche, and she soon finds herself in love with Maxine, with whom Malkovich has an affair; meanwhile, Maxine in time becomes infatuated with both Craig and Lotte, but only when they're inside Malkovich. Being John Malkovich marked the feature-length debut of director Spike Jonze, who previously made acclaimed music videos for Weezer, The Beastie Boys, and The Breeders, among others. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 55
Collection Status In Collection
Location Main
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
DVD Empire
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192266522
Chapters 32
Release Date 4/1/2003
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby