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Coming Through the Rye (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 October 2016 (USA)
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In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search becomes a journey of sexual awakening, love and loss.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deedee (as Stefania Owen)
Hank Marcus
Ted Tyler
Freddy Goreshi
Collin Lenfest ...
Mike Platt
Mr. Dewitt
Gerry Schwartz
James Lorenzo ...
Mr. Zefferelli
Billy Campbell


Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys' boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye, and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for JD Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one's life.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug material, sexuality and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,000, 16 October 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was shot at Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia. See more »


About 13 minutes in, the main character states, "Apparently before Mr. Cerf was ever famous, he started Random House books which happens to be the company that put The Catcher in the Rye in print." Little Brown was, in fact, the publisher. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits include the disclaimer that "The characters and events portrayed in this motion picture are fictitious" even though J.D. Salinger is clearly a real person and the opening credits include a statement that this movie is based on real events. See more »


Written by Gar Francis and Michael Scavone
Performed by The Doughboys
Courtesy of Ram Records (NJ)
By arrangement with Gar Francis Music and Blinding Light Music
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Great movie - for those who love movies without gratuitous violence
16 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

If you love stories, connections, warmth and humor - this movie is for you. it is engaging, funny, poignant and beautiful!I

I enjoyed the characters, the scenery, the story, the actors. There are funny moments, poignant moments, suspenseful moments and squirmy moments.

The movie maker is a resident of my town and was there with Chris Cooper for us to ask questions to. They love the movie and the audience of all ages loved the movie. Some of the music is by Jay Nash a local singer/writer. Some of the investors are also local. This is a local product without any kitsch. if you are a person who believes in supporting local and not the mega companies this move if for you.

It is heart warming to see their dedication and love for their product.

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