About Schmidt (2002)

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124 min.
Plot  Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, an insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. Schmidt is given a retirement dinner that seems to bring no comfort. Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life outside of work, feeling useless. One evening, he sees a television advertisement about a foster program for African children, Plan USA, and decides to sponsor a child. He soon receives an information package with a photo of his foster child, a small Tanzanian boy named Ndugu Umbo, to whom he relates his life in a series of candid, rambling letters.

Schmidt visits his young successor to offer his help, but the offer is politely declined. As he leaves the building, Schmidt sees the contents and files of his office, the sum of his entire career, set out for garbage collectors.

He describes to Ndugu his longtime alienation from Helen, his wife, who suddenly dies from a blood clot in her brain just after his retirement and their pur...
  

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Cast

Jack Nicholson
Warren R. Schmidt
Kathy Bates
Roberta Hertzel
Hope Davis
Jeannie Schmidt
Dermot Mulroney
Randall Hertzel
June Squibb
Helen Schmidt
Howard Hesseman
Larry Hertzel
Harry Groener
John Rusk
Connie Ray
Vicki Rusk
Len Cariou
Ray Nichols
Phil Reeves
Minister in Denver

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About Schmidt
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Country

United States

Language

English

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