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THE POSTMAN

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The Postman

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
177 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/25/97
performer:
Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Peggy Lipton, Tom Petty, Giovanni Ribisi, Larenz Tate
director:
Kevin Costner
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Brian Helgeland, Eric Roth
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a D

As a mail carrier-turned-postapocalyptic hero, Kevin Costner posits himself as a galloping symbol of American optimism, healing the national psyche by promoting good government and the importance of letter writing. As the director of this outlandish, eccentric three-hour production, he continues his career as one of our oddest movie talents.

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