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The Postman

The movie The Postman was based on the book The Postman.

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Movie details for The Postman

The movie was released in 1997. The Postman was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, Todd Allen, Scott Bairstow, Annie Costner, Charles Esten, Shawn Hatosy, Ryan Hurst, Rex Linn, Peggy Lipton, Roberta Maxwell, Ron McLarty, Tom Petty, Giovanni Ribisi, James Russo, Joe Santos, Brian Anthony Wilson and Daniel von Bargen.

 

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Falling from the Oscar-winning glory of Dances with Wolves to the opposite end of the critical and box-office scale, Kevin Costner must have been deeply humbled when this three-hour postapocalyptic tale--his sophomore effort as a director--was greeted wit... Read More
Falling from the Oscar-winning glory of Dances with Wolves to the opposite end of the critical and box-office scale, Kevin Costner must have been deeply humbled when this three-hour postapocalyptic tale--his sophomore effort as a director--was greeted with a critical thrashing and tepid audience response. One of the most conspicuous flops of its decade, the 1997 release must have seemed like a sure thing on paper: a kind of futurist Western starring Costner as a charismatic drifter-turned-hero who leads the resistance against a military tyrant (Will Patton) by reviving the long-dormant postal system to reunite isolated communities in their fight for freedom. The movie bombed, but, like many audacious failures, it's got qualities that make it at least partially endearing, and its earnestness (although bordering on corny) keeps it from being entirely silly. Faint praise, perhaps, but Costner's ode to patriotism is occasionally stirring and visually impressive. The dual-layered, widescreen DVD includes a documentary segment about the creation of the film's special effects sequences, featuring a running commentary by the special effects creators. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Postman

The Postman was written by David Brin. The book was published in 1985 by Easton Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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