LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD STAR’S LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF REDEMPTION COMES TO HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Steve McQueen: American Icon
Available on Digital February 6, 2018 and on DVD February 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Contact: Tracy Pence, [email protected]; Jennifer Willingham, jennifer[email protected]; both with Icon Media Group
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ — Steve McQueen’s name is synonymous with the word “cool,” and for many years the iconic actor who starred in films such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, was the highest-paid star in Hollywood. However, few people knew that late in his life McQueen began a spiritual journey that led to his embrace of the Christian faith. McQueen’s little-known story unfolds in Steve McQueen: American Icon, coming to DVD and Digital HD on February 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Presented by American Icon Films LLC, Erwin Brothers Entertainment (Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out) partner with Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries to tell the story of Steve McQueen you’ve never heard before!
Narrated by Gary Sinise, Steve McQueen: American Icon features in-depth interviews with McQueen’s wife, model Barbara Minty McQueen, and also debuts her candid photographs from McQueen’s last years. Additional interviews include Academy Award-winning actor Mel Gibson, renowned stuntman Stan Barrett, celebrated McQueen biographer Marshall Terrill, actors Barbara Leigh and Mel Novak, and the pilots who taught McQueen to fly.
In addition to the 110-minute documentary, Steve McQueen: American Icon DVD and digital bonus features include extended interviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen, a special message from Pastor Greg Laurie, and an exclusive look at Steve McQueen’s famous 1968 Mustang GT from the movie Bullitt.
Steve McQueen is one of America’s most endearing and intriguing movie stars. On the surface McQueen had everything he could want – fame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a lifetime. Follow an avid fan of the actor, Pastor Greg Laurie, as he hits the road in his mint Mustang (a replica of McQueen’s car in the classic film Bullitt), traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen’s redemption-filled final chapters. Discover this amazing, true faith journey narrated by Gary Sinise.
Steve McQueen: American Icon will be available on DVD and Digital.
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BONUS FEATURES on DVD & DIGITAL HD:
- Extended interviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen
- A special message from Pastor Greg Laurie
- Discovery of the Bullitt – A behind the scenes look at the original car made famous by McQueen’s movie Bullitt
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Movie Website: stevemcqueenmovie.com
UPHE Website: uni.pictures/SteveMcqueen
Based on the Book: “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon” by Greg Laurie & Marshall Terrill
Cast: Greg Laurie, Barbara Minty McQueen, Stan Barrett and Mel Gibson
Narration By: Gary Sinise
Music By: Brent McCorkle
Editors: Ben Smallbone & Parker Adams
Producers: Jerilyn Esquibel, Josh Walsh, Paul Eaton, John Collins, Gary Zelasko
Executive Producers: Jon & Andrew Erwin, Kevin Downes, Matt Swanson, Barbara Minty McQueen, Marshall Terrill
Written By: Parker Adams, Jon Erwin, Ben Smallbone
Directed By: Jon Erwin & Ben Smallbone
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 20, 2018
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61195787000
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes
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