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Alexander Payne

Directed by Alexander Payne, and written by Alexander Payne (screenplay), "About Schmidt" (also known as "A proposito di Schmidt") is a Comedy/Drama film, released on September 27 of 2002 in the USA . Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates are starring, alongside Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, June Squibb and Howard Hesseman.

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Who directed "About Schmidt":

About Schmidt was directed by Alexander Payne, an American writer, producer, director, and actor.

Before About Schmidt, Alexander Payne had directed Election, released in 1999, Citizen Ruth (1996). Since, he directed Paris, je t'aime, released in 2006, The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013).

What was the release date of "About Schmidt":

About Schmidt was first released on Friday, September 27, 2002, in the United States. Also released on Friday, September 27, 2002 has been Welcome to Collinwood (dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo). This was sixteen (16) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, January 24, 2003 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in France; Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Germany; Friday, February 07, 2003 in Italy; Friday, February 14, 2003 in Spain; Thursday, February 06, 2003 in Australia and on Saturday, May 24, 2003 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "About Schmidt":

At the casting of About Schmidt we find Jack Nicholson, previously seen in The Pledge (2001) and As Good as It Gets (1997); Kathy Bates (Dragonfly (2002), American Outlaws (2001)); Hope Davis (Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Final (2001)) [ more... ]

  • Len Cariou and Connie Ray can both be seen in Flags of Our Fathers, released in 2006.
  • Dermot Mulroney and Hope Davis also appeared in The Family Tree, released in 2010.
  • Marilyn Tipp and Phil Reeves also appeared in Election, released in 1999.

What is the Storyline of "About Schmidt":

Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, an insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. Schmidt is given a retirement dinner that seems to bring no comfort. Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life outside of work, feeling useless. One evening, he sees a television advertisement about a foster program for African children, Plan USA, and decides to sponsor a child. He soon receives an information package with a photo of his foster child, a small Tanzanian boy [...]

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