The 1972 Olympics should have been a sporting highlight. But then the unthinkable happens. In the early morning of September 5th Palestinian terrorists stormed the Olympic village and invade the quarters of the Israeli delegation.
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
Brian De Palma
Robert De Niro
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
This is the only featurette that came on my DVD of Munich(I have the feeling that other versions have several, maybe all, of the other ones listed here on the site... especially with how superfluous the menu looks with only one thing on it). It consists of interviews(with Spielberg, producers, the screenwriter and the group of actors), behind the scenes footage and clips of the film. They talk about the script, the casting, the characters, what attracted them to making it, all the research that went into it and, of course, the moral issues that the real event, and the dramatization of it, inevitably brings up. Everyone has something to say. With a running time of 13 minutes, or 30 seconds less sans credits, this is concise and wastes no time. The pacing is good, every bit of information is allowed to sink in. This tells you some of what they discovered about the mission, with the focus mainly on the members of the team, and this does a great job of telling you what they were there for, what their specialties were. This is well-edited. There are no spoilers for the movie, and no offensive material. I recommend this to anyone interested in the subject. 7/10
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