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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Certain that the anonymous threats he's been receiving are the work of David Kahane (Vincent D'Onofrio), producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) tries to fix things over cocktails. Instead, Griffin ends up murdering the screenwriter and courting the dead man's girlfriend (Greta Scacchi). As police investigate, Griffin concentrates on a prestigious film that might reinvigorate his career. But he soon learns that David's demise hasn't been forgotten by everyone in Hollywood.

Cast: Tim Robbins , Greta Scacchi , Fred Ward , Whoopi Goldberg , Peter Gallagher , Brion James , Cynthia Stevenson , Vincent D'Onofrio

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Criterion Collection, Fine Line Features

The Player (1992)

Release Date: April 6th, 1992|2 hr. 3 min.

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