The Recruit

The Recruit

Al Pacino
Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
, Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan
Roger Donaldson

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS / Thx)

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Filled with twists, The Recruit is an engaging movie, and the DVD is equally so. Though supplements aren't heavy, the few are noteworthy. First is a commentary track from director Roger Donaldson and star Colin Farrell. The two bounce off of each other, and are quite entertaining as they cover just about any and all subjects. Also included is a nice 16-minute featurette called "Spy School: Inside the CIA Training Program," which is, obviously, a look at the real CIA, with interviews from the producers and director, but more importantly, CIA veteran Chase Brandon. Finally, four deleted scenes are included with optional commentary from the same two men, but strangely enough, Farrell's notorious language has been censored with annoying beeps. The image, framed at 1.77:1 and anamorphic (in an odd move, the theatrical release was 2.35:1) is natural in every way. Composition is still excellent, while colors and black levels are terrific. It's a typically fine transfer from Touchstone; nothing less would be expected. As for sound, both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks are included, and while the film's tracks seem more centered up front, there is some good use of the surrounds at the appropriate moments. Dialogue is clear, while the bass levels seem right on target.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2003
UPC: 0786936207996
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:55:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Spy School: Inside the CIA Training Program" -- never-before-seen look inside the CIA; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Feature commentary with director Roger Donaldson and Colin Farrell; Director's original 1.77:1 aspect ratio shows more of the film than was presented to theaters; Widescreen enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified; French-language track; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Walter Burke
Colin Farrell Jim Clayton
Bridget Moynahan Layla Moore
Gabriel Macht Zach Dawson
Karl Pruner Dennis Slayne
Eugene Lipinski Husky Man
Kenneth Mitchell Alan
Mike Realba Ronnie
Domenico Fiore Instructor 1
Ron Lea Bill Rudolph, Dell Rep
Jeanie Calleja Co-Ed 1
Jessica Greco Brunette at Blue Ridge
Angelo Tsarouchas Cab Driver
Veronika Hurnik Polygraph Interrogator
Steve Lucescu Instructor 2
Richard Fitzpatrick Rob Stevens
John Watson Guard
Chris Owens Art Wallis
Janet Bailey Young Instructor
Sam Kalilieh Elliot
Merwin Mondesir Stan
Elisa Moolecherry Lisa Sahadi
Sheldon Davis Security Officer 1
Oscar Hsu Psychiatrist
Arlene Mazerolle Psychiatrist
Brian Rhodes Psychiatrist
Steve Behal Exam Procter
Jane Moffat Polygraph Technician
Bart Bedford Co-Worker
Tony Craig Transit Cop
David Boyce New Security Guard
Tova Smith Beth
Michael Rubenfeld Felix
Mark Robert Ellis Test Instructor
Neil Crone Farm Instructor
Ray Paisley Farm Instructor
Scott McCord Young Instructor 2
Jenny Levine Blonde
Shaun Verreault Band Member
Safwan Javed Band Member
Earl Pereira Band Member
Conrad Bergschneider Firing Range Instructor
John Shafer Langley Gate Guard
Steven Lee Wright Running Instructor
Klaus Badelt Conductor

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
Jeff Apple Producer
Jeffrey Steven Authors Asst. Director
Klaus Badelt Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Gary Barber Producer
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Julian Brain Asst. Director
Penny Charter Asst. Director
Andy Chmura Camera Operator
Robin D. Cook Casting
Gilles Corbiel Camera Operator
Dennis Davenport Art Director
Stuart Dryburgh Cinematographer
Robert Elhai Musical Arrangement
Mitch Glazer Screenwriter
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Eric Hunsaker Art Director
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
Neil Lewis Asst. Director
Andrew McAlpine Production Designer
Blake Neely Musical Arrangement
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
David Rosenbloom Editor
Marcia Ross Casting
James J. Sabat Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Towne Screenwriter
Gordon White Set Decoration/Design
Kurt Wimmer Screenwriter
Megan Wolpert Co-producer
Janet Zdyb Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/Job Fair [4:55]
2. CIA Material [5:53]
3. The Interview [5:55]
4. The Farm [6:52]
5. Bug House [6:31]
6. Field Trip [9:02]
7. Choke Point [8:41]
8. The NOC [4:07]
9. Welcome to the CIA [3:49]
10. Contact [4:42]
11. Mail Delivery [4:01]
12. Breakfast [1:50]
13. Tracking Layla [6:57]
14. Coffee and Data [6:50]
15. Spartacus [7:35]
16. Spotlight/End Credits [9:48]

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