Renaissance Man (1994)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Lillo Brancato Donnie Benitez
Stacey Dash Private Miranda Myers
Danny DeVito Bill Rago
Kadeem Hardison Private Jamaal Montgomery
Gregory Hines Sgt. Cass
Khalil Kain Private Roosevelt Hobbs
James Remar Capt. Murdoch
Cliff Robertson Col. James
Peter Simmons Brian Davis
Richard T. Jones Pvt. Jackson Leroy
Mark Wahlberg
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family
Director Penny Marshall
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 129 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Penny Marshall's feel-good comedy, invoking parts of Dead Poet's Society, Sister Act, and Private Benjamin, features Danny DeVito as Bill Rago, a divorced advertising man who is fired from his job. During an appointment at the unemployment office, a counselor finds him a job as a civilian instructor at the local Army base. At the base, he is assigned a group of eight army hardcases. Rago is supposed to increase this group's "basic comprehension." Sweating it out and unable to interest his students in anything, he finally latches onto Shakespeare. He turns the lecture into a master class on Hamlet with the students converting the Shakespeare tragedy into a rap musical. Looking askance at all this is drill sergeant Cass (Gregory Hines), who feels that the whole class is a waste of time. Finally winning the respect of his students, Rago now has to win the hearts and minds of the contemptuous Cass and his staff. — Paul Brenner
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 157
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936209488
Chapters 12
Release Date 7/1/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned