Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Liv Tyler Pamela Abbott
Joaquin Phoenix Doug Holt
Billy Crudup John Charles 'Jacey' Holt
Jennifer Connelly Eleanor Abbott
Joanna Going Alice Abbott
Barbara Williams Joan Abbott
Will Patton Lloyd Abbott
Kathy Baker Helen Holt
Michael Sutton Steve
Alessandro Nivola Peter Vanlaningham
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Pat O'Connor
Producer Jack Cummins; Brian Grazer
Writer Sue Miller; Ken Hixon
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The lives of two closely linked, small town Illinois families dangerously intersect in this domestic drama set in the 1950s, based on a short story by Sue Miller and directed by Pat O'Connor . Though they are from the wrong side of the tracks, the working class brothers Jacey ( Billy Crudup ) and Doug Holt ( Joaquin Phoenix ) are in love with the wealthy and beautiful Abbott sisters. Shy and quiet Doug, who worships his womanizing brother, has eyes for the iconoclastic Pam ( Liv Tyler ), but Jacey's affections are more calculating; he's interested in whichever Abbott sister is interested in him. At first, this is Eleanor ( Jennifer Connelly ), the "wild" sister, but eventually Jacey sets his sights on the divorced oldest sister, Alice ( Joanna Going ). For Jacey, his conquest of the Abbotts is a form of economic revenge, as he believes that the head of the family, Lloyd ( Will Patton ), stole a patent that made him rich from the Holts' late father. When he's eventually revealed as an embittered cad, Jacey's mistreatment of the Abbott girls makes the genuine affection between Doug and Pam impossible for either family to accept. — Karl Williams
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Index 338
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/17/03
Purchase Price $8.00
Store Wal-Mart
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 003
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 024543012153
Chapters 28
Release Date 3/13/01
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Theatrical Trailer