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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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


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

Synopsis


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

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good all around movie

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    biteme69
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    This movie is a good movie and my daughter wanted it after viewing it on HBO..so I bought it for her

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New

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    Chelsea
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    I've watched this movie a good dozen times on VHS, finally got it on dvd, yay!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie to watch

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    ChuckR
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    Great Danny DeVito show with a young Mark Wahlburg and Stacy Dash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sleeper Hit

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    JRazor
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    This is a decent movie with some up-and-comer actors back at the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

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    Tasch
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    Love this movie!! Funny and entertaining. Good family movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally fun

    Posted
    macbabys
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    This is a good movie for laughing and for more serious..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic

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    Reborn0399
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    classic movie and great comedy that is totally worth it

    I would recommend this to a friend



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