The Survivors [DVD] [1983]

Robin Williams and Walter Matthau team up in the Michael Ritchie comedy The Survivors, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid, if unspectacular release from ColumbiaTriStar.
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The Survivors (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French) 1983
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections


The Survivors
Director Michael Ritchie spoofs survivalists in this rambling black comedy. Donald Quinelle (Robin Williams) is a successful young executive who is called to his boss' office one morning and is fired by a parrot sitting in the CEO's chair -- a method the company uses to axe high-powered execs. Donald meets Sonny Paluso (Walter Matthau), a former gas station owner who is out of work because his business was blown up. At a diner, the two newfound friends witness a robbery and catch sight of the perpetrator, Jerry Reed (Jack Locke). Reed is a mob hit man who swears to kill the two men who saw him commit the crime. Donald, formerly afraid of weapons, becomes obsessed with guns as a way to protect himself from the mob. He enrolls in a survivalist training school in the mountains of Vermont. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Walter Matthau
    Walter Matthau - Sonny Paluso
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Donald Quinelle
  • Jerry Reed
    Jerry Reed - Jack Locke
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    James Wainwright - Wes Huntley
  • Kristen Vigard
    Kristen Vigard - Candice Paluso

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