Neenah Public Library

Being there, Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby

"In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers plays the pure-hearted, childlike Chance, a gardener who is forced into the wilds of Washington, D.C., when his wealthy guardian dies. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Melvyn Douglas, in an Oscar-winning performance), who mistakes his protégé's horticultural mumblings for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (Shirley MacLaine) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashy's remarkable string of films in the 1970s and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade"--Container
Table Of Contents
disc one. [Feature film] -- disc two. [Special features]
Two-DVD special edition, Widescreen edition
Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (130 min.), DVD video, sound, color, 4 3/4 in. +, 1 insert (10 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm).
Specific Material Designation

Library Locations

  • Neenah Public Library

    Neenah Public Library 240 East Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI, 54956, US