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R| 2 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Years after a major global conflict has left the United States in dystopian disarray, a nomadic traveler who becomes known as the Postman (Kevin Costner) wanders through towns in the Northwest, delivering old mail. Thanks to the Postman's presence, people begin to believe that the U.S. government has been restored. During his travels, the Postman becomes involved with the lovely Abby (Olivia Williams) and clashes with the dictatorial Gen. Bethlehem (Will Patton).

Cast: Kevin Costner , Will Patton , Larenz Tate , Olivia Williams , James Russo , Daniel Von Bargen , Tom Petty , Scott Bairstow

Director: Kevin Costner

Genres: Drama

The Postman (1997)

Release Date: January 1st, 1997|2 hr. 57 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The dragging pace is one of several agonizing defects in this bloated sci-fi action drama. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    If you take The Postman at face value - that it's a straightforward, post- apocalyptic adventure tale, then it could seem like one of the worst movies of the year, if not of all time. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are those who will no doubt call The Postman the worst film of the year, but it's too good-hearted for that. show more

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