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The Dress Code

Alex D. Linz  Actor Shirley MacLaine  Actor Gary Sinise  Actor Kathy Bates  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13

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The Dress Code

UPC: 027616860941

Studio: MGM

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:null

Summary: Shirley MacLaine makes her feature directorial debut with this offbeat comedy. Bruno (Alex D. Linz) is an eight-year-old boy attending a Catholic school; he is bright, is a good student, and wants to become an etymologist. He also likes to wear dresses, which causes him plenty of problems -- bullies beat him up on a regular basis, and the school's Mother Superior (Kathy Bates) thinks that something must be wrong with him. Bruno's mother Angela (Stacey Halprin), who tips the scales at 450 pounds, has just lost her husband Dino (Gary Sinise) to trampy Donna Marie (Joey Lauren Adams). With her pal Dolores (Jennifer Tilly) giving Angela regular reports on Dino's activities, she's too occupied to worry much about her son. When Bruno is hurt one day while wearing a skirt, he's taken to the hospital; with Angela suffering from a heart attack and Dino refusing to look after him, it falls to his grandmother Helen (MacLaine) to take care of the boy. But Bruno has finally found a playmate at school who doesn't find him strange -- Shaniqua (Kaimi Davael), a young black girl who wants to be a cowgirl. While Bruno was Shirley MacLaine's first attempt at directing a fictional film, it was not her first experience behind the camera; she previously made the Oscar-nominated documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Comedy Drama

The Dress Code

Format: DVD

Release Date: 09/25/2001

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, 2 PCM stereo

Runtime: 108 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: PCM mono

Chapters: Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Credits [4:35]
2. Mothers [4:48]
3. Colors [5:02]
4. Hockey [3:59]
5. Defeat [4:41]
6. Clothing [6:40]
7. Words [4:30]
8. Flamboyant [3:03]
9. Friends [4:07]
10. Accident [2:35]
11. Emergency [4:18]
12. Pain [4:26]
13. Spelling Bee [3:18]
14. History [5:35]
15. Please [3:52]
16. Changes [4:14]
17. Bigger Bully [3:51]
18. Vestments [4:27]
19. Preparations [5:02]
20. Washington [5:00]
21. Support [5:30]
22. Final Round [4:59]
23. Dream [5:11]
24. End Credits [4:35]

Cast and Crew: Brett Butler  Actor 
Shirley MacLaine  Director 
Chris Boardman  Composer (Music Score) 
David Ciminello  Producer 
David Ciminello  Screenwriter 
David Kirkpatrick  Producer 
Julia Palau  Executive Producer 
Jonathan King  Executive Producer 
Robert Leveen  Producer 
Doug Mankoff  Executive Producer 
Alex D. Linz  Actor 
Shirley MacLaine  Actor 
Gary Sinise  Actor 
Kathy Bates  Actor 
Kiami Davael  Actor 
Joey Lauren Adams  Actor 
Jennifer Tilly  Actor 

Country: USA