Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation

Director: Fred Schepisi Cast: Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland

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Two socialites find their view of the world changed when a young man takes advantage of their preconceptions in this thoughtful comedy-drama. Flan and Ouisa Kittredge (Donald Sutherland and Stockard Channing) are a married couple who have built highly successful careers as art dealers catering to Manhattan's upper crust. The Kittredges are entertaining friends one evening when a young black man named Paul (Will Smith) appears at their door. Paul says that he's a close friend of their children, with whom he attended boarding school, and he's just been mugged and needs to get off the street for a moment. Flan and Ouisa invite him in, and they are immediately taken by Paul's intelligence and charm; he offers to prepare dinner, regales them with stories about his father, Sidney Poitier, and ends up spending the night at their apartment. However, the next morning Flan and Ouisa discover that they've been had; Paul is actually a con artist from the streets who has been pulling the wool over the eyes of many of their friends -- and his actions are beginning to have serious consequences. John Guare adapted the script from his own successful stage play; the supporting cast includes Ian McKellen, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison, and Heather Graham.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/1998
UPC: 0027616693839
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation: [Wide Screen]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stockard Channing Ouisa Kittredge
Will Smith Paul
Donald Sutherland Flan Kittredge
Ian McKellen Geoffrey
Mary Beth Hurt Kitty
Bruce Davison Larkin
Richard Masur Dr. Fine
Anthony Michael Hall Trent Conway
Heather Graham Elizabeth
Eric Thal Rick
Anthony Rapp Ben
Oz Perkins Woody Kittredge
Catherine Kellner Tess Kittredge
Ellen Chenoweth Actor
Edmond Genest Loft Party Guest
Sam Stoneburner Carter
Lou Milione Hustler
Adele Chatfield-Taylor Paula
Jeffrey Abrams Doug
Joe Pentangelo Police Officer
Peter Duchin Sandy
Maeve McGuire Polly
Kelly Bishop Adele
John Cunningham John
Vasek Simek Frank the Doorman
Maggie Burke Edmond Genest
Daniel Von Bargen Detective
John Rowe Usher
Frank O'Brien Eddie
Ann McDonough Teacher
Jose Rabelo 2nd Elevator Man
Mitch Kolpan Policeman
Paul Schmidt Posh Couple
David Tice Cocktail Party Guest
Margaret Eginton Mary
Margaret Thomson Grandmother at Baptism
Vince O'Brien Grandfather at Baptism
Richmond Hoxie Guest at Baptism
Kitty Carlisle Hart Mrs. Bannister
Madhur Jaffrey Guest of Honor
Nancy Duerr Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Brian McConnachie Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Robert Trumbull Mrs Bannister's Guest
Richard Whiting Mrs. Bannister's Guest

Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director,Producer
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Bill Daly Musical Direction/Supervision
Naomi Donne Makeup
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
John Guare Screenwriter
Peter Honess Editor
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Arnon Milchan Producer
Maria Nay Set Decoration/Design
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design

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Six Degrees of Separation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this movie well deserves the excellent reviews it has gotten, please be forewarned that this DVD DOES NOT have any English subtitles! It has French and Spanish subtitles, but no English subtitles!
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the best moives I have ever seen it gets no where near the recongination it should it's a must see fro everyone. will smith is more then you could ever imagine in the moive and it's no wonder stockard chaney got an oscar nom for thsi role