Renaissance Man [DVD] [1994]

This comedy drama from director Penny Marshall makes its way to DVD in a no-frills package. Renaissance Man has been transferred to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. No bonus material has been included for this edition.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features

  • Dolby digital surround sound
  • French and spanish language tracks
  • Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions


Renaissance Man
Penny Marshall's feel-good comedy, invoking parts of Dead Poet's Society, Sister Act, and Private Benjamin, features Danny DeVito as Bill Rago, a divorced advertising man who is fired from his job. During an appointment at the unemployment office, a counselor finds him a job as a civilian instructor at the local Army base. At the base, he is assigned a group of eight army hardcases. Rago is supposed to increase this group's "basic comprehension." Sweating it out and unable to interest his students in anything, he finally latches onto Shakespeare. He turns the lecture into a master class on Hamlet with the students converting the Shakespeare tragedy into a rap musical. Looking askance at all this is drill sergeant Cass (Gregory Hines), who feels that the whole class is a waste of time. Finally winning the respect of his students, Rago now has to win the hearts and minds of the contemptuous Cass and his staff. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Danny DeVito
    Danny DeVito - Bill Rago
  • Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines - Sgt. Cass
  • James Remar
    James Remar - Capt. Murdoch
  • Cliff Robertson
    Cliff Robertson - Col. James
  • Lillo Brancato Jr.
    Lillo Brancato Jr. - Donnie Benitez

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
5 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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