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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

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Genres: Comedy
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks
Director: Melvin Frank
Plot Synopsis:

Forty-eight-year-old Manhattanite Mel Edison just lost his job. Soon he'll lose his wardrobe, temper, self-respect and maybe his mind. In urban life's grueling guerrilla war, Mel just became The Prisoner of Second Avenue.

Adapting his 1971 stage hit, Neil Simon develops Mel's anxiety-ridden plight with razor-edged empathy – and deliciously clever gags. Academy Award® winners* Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft are in top form as Mel and his loving wife, Edna, skillfully melding zany farce with the bittersweet agony of middle-class people whose wall-to-wall carpeting has suddenly been yanked out from under them. Keep a sharp eye out for alleged pickpocket Sylvester Stallone and cabbie F. Murray Abraham in early career roles.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 14th, 2019
    MPAA Rating: PG
    Movie Release Year: 1974
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Warner Archive Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:99 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.40:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:• BRAND NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM• Dinah! Segment Featuring Anne Bancroft and a Gag Reel• Vintage Featurette "The Making of the Prisoner of Second Avenue"• Theatrical Trailer (HD)