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The Year That Trembled (2002)

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The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

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Jay Craven

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Jay Craven, Hathalee Higgs (additional writer) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Brandis ... Casey Pedersen
Charlie Finn ... Jim 'Hairball' Morton
Jay R. Ferguson ... Isaac Hoskins
Meredith Monroe ... Judy Woods
Matt Salinger ... Professor Jeff Griggs
Erik Jensen ... Todd Franklin
Sascha Stanton Craven Sascha Stanton Craven ... Bill Clark (as Sascha Stanton-Craven)
Marin Hinkle ... Helen Kerrigan
Fred Willard ... Frank Woods
Sean Nelson ... Phil Robbins
T.J. Hellmuth T.J. Hellmuth ... Carl Bumpers
Jay Michael Ferguson ... Col. Mike Newman
Jonathan M. Woodward ... Charlie Kerrigan
Henry Gibson ... Ralph Tyler
Martin Mull ... Wayne Simonelli
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The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

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When passions ignited a nation. When choices became a matter of life and death. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Garrettsville, Ohio, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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This motion picture is set during the years of 1970 and 1971. See more »

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Goodmorning, Vietnam
16 April 2007 | by Benedict_CumberbatchSee all my reviews

"The Year that Trembled" tells the tense story of young writer Casey Pedersen (former child actor Jonathan Brandis, who committed suicide one year after the movie was released) and his friends, who have to face the Vietnam Draft Lottery in the early 1970's.

Based on a Scott Lax novel, "The Year that Trembled" has a compelling premise; however, the predominantly young cast isn't as convincing as in other Jay Craven's movies (veterans Henry Gibson and Fred Willard are always a pleasure to watch, though). Meredith Monroe, of "Dawson's Creek" fame, makes the best impression; she was pretty good in a brief appearance in the made-for-TV flick "Fathers and Sons" and has proved she's got talent. It's curious to see Danica McKellar (the cute girl from "The Wonder Years") in a small part. Although not the best Jay Craven film, "The Year that Trembled" has some inspired, sensitive moments and is worth a visit. My vote: 6.5/10.


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