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The Best of Times [DVD] [1986]

Release Date:02/02/1999
Roger Spottiswoode directs Kurt Russell and Robin Williams in the high-school football comedy The Best of Times, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the trailer, and information on the cast and crew. This is a fine release from Trimark.

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    The Best of Times
    Small-town banker Robin Williams has never been able to live down the fact that he dropped an important pass during a crucial high-school football game. Likewise tainted for life is the team's star quarterback Kurt Russell, now a garage owner. Fed up with living his life under a cloud, Williams hits upon a brilliant idea: he will stage a rematch-13 years after the fact--with the members of the rival team. Trouble beckons when Williams' father-in-law announces that he's rooting for the opposition. Williams is determined to win, and in pursuit of that goal he pushes his former teammates to hitherto untapped brilliance. Directed by Roger Spottiswood, The Best of Times was written by Ron Shelton, future writer/director of such delightful sports films as Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump and Tin Cup; it was Shelton, in fact, who directed most of Best of Times' climactic football game. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Jack Dundee
    • Kurt Russell
      Kurt Russell - Reno Hightower
    • Pamela Reed
      Pamela Reed - Gigi Hightower
    • Holly Palance
      Holly Palance - Elly Dundee
    • Donald Moffat
      Donald Moffat - The Colonel

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