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MAD DOG AND GLORY Makes Its Blu Ray Debut on March 5 From Kino Lorber


MAD DOG AND GLORY Makes Its Blu Ray Debut on March 5 From Kino Lorber

"Mad Dog and Glory" will arrive upon it's 25th anniversary on Blu Ray on March 5, 2019 from Kino Lorber Home Entertainment.

John McNaughton ("Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer") directed this Richard Price-scripted comedy about a cop who learns to love an unwanted gift from a gangster. Robert De Niro plays Wayne Dobie, a shy and reclusive Chicago cop who has never fired a gun. Dobie is an evidence technician who takes photographs at crime scenes, earning the moniker of "Mad Dog" for his diffident attitude. One day Dobie walks in on a convenience store holdup and saves the life of Chicago mob boss Frank Milo (Bill Murray). Frank is impressed by the way Dobie handled the holdup and wants to pay him back for saving his life. In thrall to Frank is GLORY (Uma Thurman), who is working off her brother's gambling debts by living with the mobster. One day, GLORY turns up at Dobie's house, explaining that Frank is giving her to him for one week as a gift. Initially Dobie wants nothing to do with Glory, but as the week goes on, he realizes he's becoming crazily attracted to her.

About Blu Ray Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary by Director John McNaughton | Making-of Doc | Theatrical Trailer

About John McNaughton:
John McNaughton was born in Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana as a fine arts major and graduated from Columbia College, Chicago. "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer," which McNaughton directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. was released theatrically in and upon release, Elliot Stein of The Village Voice named it the best film of the year and it made the ten best lists of both Time Magazine and Roger Ebert. The Gersh Agency brought the film to the attention of Martin Scorsese, who hired McNaughton to direct "Mad Dog and Glory," (1993) a real Chicago story directed a true Chicagoan.

Among his many credits are feature films including "Normal Life" (1996) with Ashley Judd and Luke Perry; "Wild Things" (1998), directed for Sony Pictures starring Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Bill Murray, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richards; "Lansky" (1999) for HBO Films written by David Mamet and starring Richard Dreyfus and Anthony LaPaglia; and "Condo Painting," (2000) for Focus Features. The documentary, which has gained a fervent cult following, is about artist George Condo, currently the hottest painter in The US. The film features the final appearances of both Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.

McNaughton directed five episodes of the NBC series,"Homicide: Life on the Streets," (1994-96); the pilot for the ABC series "Push Nevada," (2002) written by Ben Affleck. He directed the feature film "The Harvest" (2013, IFC Films) starring Academy Award nominees, Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton and Peter Fonda, and is going into production on Flannery O'Connor's classic "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in 2019.

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