About Schmidt



66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

  1. Alexander Payne

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Louis Begley


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    Warren R. Schmidt

  2. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Roberta Hertzel

  3. Hope Davis

    Hope Davis

    Jeannie Schmidt

  4. Dermot Mulroney

    Dermot Mulroney

    Randall Hertzel

  5. June Squibb

    June Squibb

    Helen Schmidt

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Release Information

  • December 13, 2002


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $105,834,556.00

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