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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN2797BR

HOPSCOTCH (CRITERION COLLECTION / 1980) (BLU-RAY)

The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this nimble tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield’s best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles Kendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in line—he’s having too much fun. Set to the sounds of Mozart, this lighthearted sendup of the paranoid dramas of its era is an expertly crafted, singular take on the spy movie.

Disc Features
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Interviews from 2002 with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield
Walter Matthau in a 1980 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show
Trailer and teaser
Optional broadcast television audio track for family viewing
PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

CAST
Kendig - Walter Matthau
Isobel - Glenda Jackson
Cutler - Sam Waterston
Myserson - Ned Beatty
Yaskov - Herbert Lom
Ross - David Matthau
Westlake - George Baker
Ludlum - Ivor Roberts
Carla - Lucy Saroyan
Maddox - Severn Darden

CREDITS
Director - Ronald Neame
Producers - Edie and Ely Landau
Screenplay - Brian Garfield and Bryan Forbes
Executive in charge of production - Mort Abrahams
Production design - William Creber
Cinematography - Arthur Ibbetson
Editing - Carl Kress
Associate producers - Jonathan Bernstein and Brian Garfield
Music - Ian Fraser
Executive producer - Otto Plaschkes
Based on the novel by Brian Garfield

RUN TIME: 105 minutes
Color
ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1
LANGUAGE: English

  
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