Michael Caine Collection DVD
Starring Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Kieran Culkin, Charlize Theron, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Ewan McGregor, Jane Horrocks, Brendan Fraser
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Collection of three dramas starring Michael Caine. In 'The Cider House Rules' (1999), based on John Irving's bestselling novel, Homor (Tobey Maguire) is an orphan who has been at the same orphanage all his life, under the tutorage of Dr. Larch (Caine). Dr. Larch has been grooming him to be his successor when he retires but Homor wants more out of life.
While working at an apple orchard, he falls for Candy (Charlize Theron) who teaches him a few lessons in the art of life, love and home.
In 'Little Voice' (1998) the eponymous character (Jane Horrocks) is a social introvert, unwilling to communicate with the outside world since the death of her father.
Her only escape from the drudgery of her existence is through singing classic showtunes in the style of her glamourous heroes.
When a sleazy showbiz agent (Caine) overhears her singing, he is determined to make her a star and become rich in the process.
But despite all his charm and promises, Little Voice is reluctant to take to the stage, preferring to talk to telephone engineer Billy (Ewan McGregor) and stay at home.
However, as the pressure on her to perform grows, will she be able to resist the lure of showbiz?
Caine won a Golden Globe for his performance. In 'The Quiet American' (2002), adapted from the novel by Graham Greene, British journalist Thomas Fowler (Caine), who is covering the initial events that led to the Indo-China War in 1952, comes under suspicion of murder when the body of a young American, Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), is found floating in the river.
Their story is told in flashback, as the American arrives in Vietnam, apparently to provide medical aid in the war.
However, Pyle is not who he first appears to be...
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5055201826763
- Catalogue number: MIROPD2441
- Studio: StudioCanal
- Release date: 14/04/2014
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour