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An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.

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Swede Levov
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Dawn Levov
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Merry Levov
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Lou Levov
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Jerry Levov
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Vicky
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Sheila Smith
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Rita Cohen
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Merry (12 Years Old)
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Sylvia Levov
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Agent Dolan
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Penny Hamlin
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Nathan Zuckerman
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Merry (8 Years Old) (as Ocean Nalu James)
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Bill Orcutt
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Jessie Orcutt
David Case ...
Russ Hamlin
Max Ivcic ...
Hamlin's Son
Chuck Diamond ...
Rabbi
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Young Guardsman
Carter Ellis ...
Guardsman #1
Nick Marzock ...
Reunion Singer
Tommy Lafitte ...
Freddy (as Tommy LaFitte)
Idole Zinobile ...
Harry (as Idolo Zinobile)
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Police Officer
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Hospital Nurse
Jenny Vos ...
Sanatorium Nurse
Davion Traylor ...
Demonstrator #1
Chukky Okobi ...
Demonstrator #2
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Demonstrator #3
Yannick Hogarth ...
Demonstrator #4
Justin Lonesome ...
Demonstrator #5
Steven Ravid ...
Reunion Greeter #1 (as Steve Ravid)
Ron Emanuel ...
Reunion Greeter #2
Kathy Emanuel ...
Reunion Greeter #3
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Sanitorium Worker (uncredited)
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Riot #3 (uncredited)
DieselDonlow ...
Glove Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Glove Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Jim Fitzgerald ...
High School Classmate (uncredited)
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Pedestrian 1972 Sequence (uncredited)
Richard Guesman ...
Glove Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Brad Towell / Dancer at Reunion (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Leonard Lies Jr. ...
National Guardsman (uncredited)
James Lloyd ...
Class Reunion Attendee (uncredited)
Scott Lockhart ...
Delivery Truck Driver (uncredited)
Chris McCail ...
Apprentice (uncredited)
David Dale McCue ...
NYPD Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)
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Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Reunion Attendee (uncredited)
Electa Rawls ...
Glove Factory Worker (uncredited)
Richard Restivo ...
Reunion Classmate (uncredited)
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Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Monisha B. Schwartz ...
Mourner / Train Passenger / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Laura Welsh ...
Class Reunion Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ewan McGregor ... (directed by)

Written by

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Philip Roth ... (based on the novel by)
 
John Romano ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Andre Lamal ... producer
Qiuyun Long ... executive producer
Gary Lucchesi ... producer
Terry McKay ... executive producer (as Terry A. McKay)
Eric Reid ... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg ... producer
Bo Shen ... associate co-producer
Zane Weiner ... co-producer
Shixing Zhou ... associate co-producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Martin Ruhe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Melissa Kent

Editorial Department

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Travis Abels ... trailer editor
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technologist: Company 3
Hershel Cohen ... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Siggy Ferstl ... colorist: Company 3
Nick Haridopolos ... post-production coordinator (as Nick Harridopolos)
Derek Hayes ... coordinator: delivery
Andy Kaplan ... head of production: Company 3
Susan E. Kim ... first assistant editor
Jackie Lee ... account executive: Company 3
Jordan Schulz ... assistant colorist: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3
Jordan Spiva ... post-production production assistant
Thom Whitehead ... digital conform
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Daniel B. Clancy

Art Direction by

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Gregory A. Weimerskirch ... (as Greg Weimerskirch)

Set Decoration by

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Jason Shumaker
Julie Smith

Costume Design by

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Lindsay McKay ... (as Lindsay Ann McKay)

Makeup Department

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Patty Bell ... makeup artist
Alta Marie Bialon ... hair stylist
Anthony Canonica ... prosthetics crew
Kevin Carter ... prosthetics crew
Judy Chin ... makeup department head
Sharyn Cordice ... makeup artist
Doug Fairall ... makeup artist (as Douglas Fairall)
Ernest Fayose ... prosthetics crew
Michael Fontaine ... prosthetic makeup artist
Katie Gauden ... hair stylist
Rachel Geary ... makeup artist
Lindsay Gelfand ... prosthetic makeup coordinator
Will Huff ... hair stylist (as William Huff)
Nancy Keslar ... hair stylist
Rachel Kick ... makeup artist
Jonah Levy ... key makeup artist / prosthetics crew
Michael Marino ... prosthetic makeup designer
Gary Martori ... key hair stylist
Sylvia Nava ... prosthetics crew
Greg Pikulski ... prosthetics crew
Jason Renner ... hair stylist
Yoichi Art Sakamoto ... prosthetics crew (as Art Sakamoto)
Jasen Joseph Sica ... department head hair (as Jasen Sica)
Scott Wallace ... prosthetics crew (as Scotty Wallace)
Kevin Carter ... contact lens painter (uncredited)
Michaela A. Sulka ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lis Kern ... post-production supervisor (as Lis Kern Shaw)
Janice F. Sperling ... production supervisor
Zane Weiner ... unit production manager
Alyssa Hanna Falarski ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kate Hennessy ... second second assistant director
Jonathan Medeiros ... second second assistant director (as Jon Medeiros)
Nilo Otero ... first assistant director
David Waters ... second assistant director
Susan Ransom-Coyle ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jenn Albaugh ... art department coordinator (as Jennifer Albaugh)
Demian Aspinwall ... set dresser
Joshua Bonnett ... scenic
Edward J. Borasch Jr. ... property master (as Ed Borasch Jr.)
Lisa Bradley ... construction buyer
Ashley 'Brick' Brickman ... scenic (as Ashley Brickman)
Keith Brzozowski ... carpenter
Edgar Um Bucholtz ... set dresser (as Edgar Bucholtz)
Daragh Byrne ... set dresser
Julie Chill ... scenic
Thomas Clayton ... scenic
Darien N. D'Alfonso ... scenic
Tim Davis ... laborer (as Timothy Davis)
Michael Dolhi ... greens
Teresa Donatelli ... set decorating coordinator
Kate Dougherty ... set designer
Alícia Díaz ... scenic artist
Matt Eames ... art department production assistant
Chip Eccles ... construction gang boss (as Charles Eccles)
Nicholas Falwell ... scenic
Matt Ferragonio ... carpenter
Kyle Ethan Fischer ... scenic (as Kyle Fischer)
David Flick ... greens
William H. Franko ... set dresser (as William Franko)
Caleb Gamble ... scenic
Niko Gomez ... carpenter
Tim Green ... greens
Drew Guajardo ... assistant property master
Michael Hall ... carpenter
Bill Huemrich ... carpenter (as William Huemrich)
J.T. Jackson ... carpenter (as JT Jackson)
Peter Johnson ... set dresser
Gregory Jones ... key greens (as Greg Jones)
Roy Kalberer ... laborer
Brett Kennedy ... scenic
Luke Kislak ... set dresser (as Lukas Kislak)
Keith Knight ... scenic
Ryan Lohrer ... set dresser
James Lucas ... greens
Joe Manni ... carpenter
Mike Matesic ... carpenter
Matthew M. McCloskey ... set dresser (as Matthew McCloskey)
Tim McGrane ... scenic
Michael J. McKee ... carpenter (as Michael McKee)
Jenn McLaren ... assistant set decorator
Michael Metz ... scenic
Anthony Mingo ... carpenter (as AJ Mingo)
Kevin Mullane ... greens
T.K. Mundok ... scenic
Christina Myal ... assistant art director
Elizabeth Anne Nally ... scenic (as Elizabeth Nally)
John Oglesby ... set dresser
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator
Cody Pile ... toolman
Brandon A. Plonka ... on-set greens (as Brandon Plonka)
Gregory Puchalski ... standby painter
Duncan Richer ... scenic
Michael G. Richer ... general foreman (as Michael Richer)
Jesse Ross ... props assistant
Joe Rudans ... scenic
Evan Scott ... scenic
Jason Shumaker ... set dresser
Jessica Silver ... set dec buyer
Christopher St. Pierre ... head scenic
Aaron Streiner ... on-set dresser
Shawn Tambellini ... laborer
Brad Towell ... draftsperson
Paul Von Arx ... greens
John Walters ... set dresser
Lance R. Walters ... lead person (as Lance Walters)
Shane Welsh ... carpenter
Borkowski Wojciech ... greens
Scott B. Wood ... construction gang boss (as Scott Wood)
Hisham E. Youssef ... greens (as Hisham Youssef)
Ian Michael Andrew ... set dresser (uncredited)
Michele Munoz ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Christina Myal ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christopher S. Aud ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Bradford Bell ... mix technician
Stephanie Brown ... adr supervisor / dialogue supervisor
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Anthony Cargioli ... boom operator
Aaron Glascock ... re-recording mixer
Eric Gotthelf ... adr mixer
Shawn Jackson ... adr recordist
Jason Jouver ... sound utility
Matthew W. Kielkopf ... dialogue editor
Laurent Kossayan ... sound effects editor
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer
Melissa Lytle ... assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore ... foley artist
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Jeff Sawyer ... sound effects editor
Chris Strollo ... sound mixer
Ryan Young ... adr mixer (as Ryan D. Young)

Special Effects by

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Ray Bivins ... special effects coordinator
Mike S. Huffman ... special effects technician (as Mike Huffman)
Ed Parrish Jr. ... special effects foreman
Ralph Roger Pivirotto ... special effects foreman (as Ralph Pivirotto)
Vaughn Washburn ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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William Barkus ... compositor: Lola VFX
Trent Claus ... visual effects supervisor: Lola VFX
Meike Deutscher ... matte painting artist: Celluloid Visual Effects Michael Landgrebe cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Holger Hummel ... visual effects supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects Michael Landgrebe cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Michael Landgrebe ... cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects Michael Landgrebe cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Sun Lee ... digital matte painter: Lola VFX
Mare McIntosh ... visual effects producer: Lola VFX
James McQuaide ... visual effects supervisor
Gonzalo Moyano Fernandez ... compositing artist: Celluloid Visual Effects Michael Landgrebe cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Thomas Nittmann ... visual effects executive producer: Lola VFX
Robert Olsson ... digital matte painter: Lola VFX (as Rob Olsson)
John Polyson ... smoke editorial: Lola VFX
Sven Sauer ... matte painting artist: Celluloid Visual Effects
Glenn Silver ... compositing artist: Celluloid Visual Effects Michael Landgrebe cg supervisor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Josh Singer ... 3d artist: Lola VFX
Jeremiah Sweeney ... compositor: Lola VFX
Yuki Uehara ... compositor: Lola VFX
Edson Williams ... visual effects compositing supervisor: Lola VFX
Matthias Wäsch ... compositing artist: Celluloid Visual Effects

Stunts

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Mohammed J. Ali ... stunt player (as Mohammed Ali)
Justin Clarke ... stunt player
Nash Edgerton ... stunt coordinator
Roy Farfel ... stunt player
Becca G.T. ... stunt player (as Becca GT)
Greg Harvey ... stunt player
Brett Kolman ... stunt player
Brett Praed ... stunt player
Brett Sheerin ... stunt player
Jason Silvis ... stunt player
Robbie P Smith ... stunt player (as Robbie Smith)
Matthew R. Staley ... stunt player (as Matthew Staley)
Alistair Whitton ... stunt player (as Alistar Whitton)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Curtis Abbott ... dailies supervisor / digital imaging technician
Darrell Abbott ... rigging lighting technician
Eric Baldauf ... rigging grip
Benedict Baldauff ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli ... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Brian Buzelli)
Dan Caldwell ... rigging assistant chief lighting technician
Jason Cianella ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Doug Cronin ... grip
Alexander 'Lex' Crow ... rigging lighting technician (as Lex Crow)
Chad Cunningham ... grip
Pat Dames ... rigging grip
Bob Dodd ... rigging lighting technician
David A. Dwyer ... key rigging grip (as David Dwyer)
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Chris Friedrick ... rigging electric
Adam Grant ... lighting technician
Joe Hagan ... rigging grip (as Joseph Hagan)
Daryl Hassinger ... rigging lighting technician
Evan Houth ... lighting technician
Joshua Jenks ... video utility
Travis Johnston ... rigging lighting technician
David 'Yoko' Jose ... rigging grip (as David Jose) / rigging grip
Jason Kirker ... dolly grip: "b" camera / rigging lighting technician
Donald Klinefelter ... lighting technician (as DJ Klinefelter)
Josh Kubizne ... rigging chief lighting technician
Benjamin Macensky ... lighting technician (as Ben Macensky)
Ed Maloney ... chief lighting technician
Ashley Marze ... video assist
Kevin Matz ... rigging lighting technician
Chris Moran ... video utility
John S. Moyer ... camera operator: "b" camera (as John 'Buzz' Moyer) / steadicam operator (as John 'Buzz' Moyer)
Sean Murray ... lighting technician
Joseph Edward Myers ... grip (as Joseph E. Myers)
Deb Peterson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Poss ... rigging lighting technician
Alexandra Poss ... electrician
Brian Powers ... rigging grip
Brennan Reilly ... rigging best boy grip
Arjuna Roka ... rigging lighting technician
Chai Roka ... rigging lighting technician
Kelly Roofner ... rigging lighting technician
Martin Ruhe ... camera operator: "a" camera
Ariane Seymour ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Keith Seymour ... key grip
Dan Sotak ... camera production assistant (as Daniel Sotak) / rigging lighting technician
Ryan Washlaski ... assistant chief lighting technician
Don Yockey ... grip
Nick Zinobile ... best boy grip
Eliott Acevedo ... additional electric/lamp operator (uncredited)
Sean Folkl ... libra head technician (uncredited)
Mike Garvin ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Josh Greer ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Hagan ... rigging grip (uncredited)
David Pipik ... grip (uncredited)
Jose L. Ruiz ... assistant chief lighting technician: LA (uncredited)
Maranda Wodzinski ... rigging electrician: additional (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jessica Aquila Cymerman ... casting assistant (as Jessica Cymerman)
Stephanie Bankosh ... extras casting assistant
Lexi Dripps ... extras casting production assistant (as Alexis Dripps)
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Tim McNellie ... casting assistant: Pittsburgh
Nancy Mosser ... casting: Pittsburgh
Katie Shenot ... extras casting
Katherine McArdle ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jeanie Baker ... costume supervisor
Darcie Buterbaugh ... set costumer
Michelle Christensen ... assistant costume designer
James Eidel ... set costumer
Alison Evans ... set costumer
Kelli French ... set costumer
Adrienne Greshock ... key costumer
Gina La Monica ... costume production assistant (as Gina Lamonica)
Mary Jane Martin ... costume production assistant
Leslie Maxson ... cutter/fitter
Sigrid Rettger ... stitcher/tailor
Eileen Sieff Stroup ... ager/dyer
Bobbi-Jo Napoletano ... set costumer (uncredited)
Angela Vesco ... additional set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Shawn Boyachek ... location manager
Jason Calabro ... assistant location manager
Alex Case ... locations production assistant
Greg Felmley ... assistant location manager
Kevin Foster ... assistant location manager
Larry Geyer ... assistant location manager
Chris Hinton ... assistant location manager
Daniel Hrach ... location production assistant
Rebecca Markuson ... location coordinator
Kyle Rawlinson ... location production assistant
Trevor Hallinan ... locations production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua Jenks ... location assistant (uncredited)
Jonathan Ong ... location production assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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David Arch ... musician: piano (as Dave Arch)
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron ... orchestrator
Peter Cobbin ... score mixer / score recordist
Eric Craig ... music supervisor
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / orchestrator
Xavier Forcioli ... programming
Toby Hulbert ... assistant engineer
Matt Jones ... assistant engineer
Kenneth Karman ... music preparation
Carmine Lauri ... orchestra leader
Dominique Lemonnier ... score producer (as Dominique 'Solrey' LeMonnier)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Brian McNelis ... music supervisor
Sylvain Morizet ... orchestrator
Claude Romano ... music preparation
Alexandre Tanguy ... programming
Nate Underkuffler ... music editor
Norbert Vergonjanne ... music preparation
Kirsty Whalley ... score mixer
Mario de Sa ... orchestra manager (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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David Allen ... driver
Mike Bearer ... driver (as Michael Bearer)
Robert Bowen ... driver
Michael Ceoffe ... driver
Eddie Coennen ... picture car coordinator
Paula Collins ... driver
Daniel Cornyn ... driver (as Dan Cornyn)
Lauren Donnelly ... driver
Frank Fink ... driver
Mike Fischer ... driver
Thomas Flemming ... driver (as Tom Fleming)
Thomas Giza ... driver
John Grant ... driver
Matthew Henchell ... driver
Dennis James ... driver
Kathy Jandrokovic ... driver
Tom Johnston ... driver
Vince Junkins ... transportation captain
Richard A. Koenig ... driver (as Rick Koenig)
Terence W. Mahoney ... driver (as Terence Mahoney)
Dominic Mecchia ... driver: Ewan McGregor
Patrick Mullin ... driver
Roger Nicholas ... driver
Albert Oddo ... driver
John Pishko ... driver
Kenny Pohl ... driver (as Kenneth Pohl)
Byron Roland ... driver
Patrick Roland ... driver (as Pat Roland)
Katie Scott ... dispatcher: DOT
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Ron Sikorski ... driver (as Ronald Sikorski)
Drew Smith ... driver
George Trosky ... driver
Rebecca Ussack ... driver
Greg Viglione ... driver
Tom Weifenbach ... driver

Other crew

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Dave Aaron ... advisor: tech factory
Laura Austin-Little ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Daniel Bavell ... title designer
Amelia Belle ... post-production accountant
Robert L. Benun ... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore (as Robert Benun)
Matthew Braheem ... craft service assistant
Dan Brier ... assistant: Mr. Lucchesi
Greg Brittain ... key set production assistant
Jennifer Brooks ... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Jason Buckley ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Jennifer Bydwell ... clearance coordinator
Margie Cahan ... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Matthew Carraher ... craft service assistant
Paulina Charlebois ... office production assistant
Brianna Charney ... assistant: Mr. McGregor
Jennifer Clippinger ... stand-in: Dawn (as Jenn Clippinger)
David Billy Cole ... assistant: Mr. Weiner (as Billy Cole)
Devin DiGonno ... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Ana Drasinover ... set production assistant
Caroline Dubourg ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Cassandra Eccles ... set medic (as Cassie Eccles)
Rebecca Eddy ... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Steven Faber ... office production assistant
Charlene Feliciano ... finance and accounting: Lakeshore
Roland Feliciano ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Josh Foglio ... set production assistant
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... script supervisor
Elizabeth Gesas ... development: Lakeshore
Malana Goodrich ... post-production accountant
Maya Goodwin ... looping group
Chris Gray ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Morris Greco ... production support: Lakeshore
Michael Haney ... stand-in: Swede
Kate Hennessy ... set production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Lynn Hobensack ... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Nicole Jolly ... production support: Lakeshore
Thea Kalcevic ... production secretary
Tom Katz ... caterer
Beth Koshinski ... second assistant accountant
Grant Kremmerer ... animal handler
Mike Lechner ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Grayson Maxwell ... 2nd Assistant Accountant / accounting clerk
Sean McGee ... stand-in
Michael McKay ... development: Lakeshore (as Mike McKay)
Tal Meirson ... production finance
Justin Morgan ... second assistant accountant
Chloe Newman ... assistant: Mr. Lucchesi
Tina O'Donnell ... assistant: Ms. Connelly
Tom Obet ... chef
Michael 'Mox' Pappas ... craft service
J.D. Peralta ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore (as JD Peralta)
Timothy Scott Ralston ... screening operations executive
Christopher Ratliff ... chef assistant
Shima Razavi ... assistant: Mr. McGregor
M. Ross-Michaels ... production accountant (as M. Ross Michaels)
Morten Rowley ... title designer
Dawn Ryan ... finance and accounting: Lakeshore
Michael Sandoval ... executive chef
Kaylee Sapieha ... set production assistant
Shawn Shelpman ... set production assistant
Tiffany Shinn ... public relations: Lakeshore
Billy Shore ... chef assistant
Jim Smerecky ... construction medic / medic
Don Smith ... production support: Lakeshore
Jim Swidarski ... payroll accountant
Kim Fouche Tipton ... assistant production coordinator
Stephen Turselli ... set production assistant
Chris Walsh ... chef
Ryan Winterstern ... assistant: Mr. Lamal
Richard Wright ... production: Lakeshore
Richard S. Wright ... production: Lakeshore
Lois Yaroshefsky ... studio teacher
Karen Yokomizo ... first assistant accountant
Matt Zepeda ... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Laila Archuleta ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Bayer ... stand-in: Dakota Fanning (uncredited)
Scott Cartwright ... armorer (uncredited)
Angela Citrola ... production assistant: stand in (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood ... adr voice artist (uncredited)
Ciara D'Altorio ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Davidson ... producers representative (uncredited)
James Dickerson ... set medic (uncredited)
Erik Feig ... production executive (uncredited)
Megan Graham ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Barry Heins ... voice: World Series Sportscaster (uncredited)
Casey LaRocco ... medic on set (uncredited)
Katie Mack ... production assistant (uncredited)
Delphine Olivier ... press attaché: france (uncredited)
Janice F. Sperling ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Cara Udy ... stand in: second team (uncredited)
Leia Verner ... research assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Janice Collier ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance: PA Film Tax Credit program manager
Laura Engel ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Rich Fitzgerald ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance: Allegheny County Executive
Dawn M. Keezer ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance: Pittsburgh Film Office (as Dawn Keezer)
Bob Masin ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance
Eve Mavrakis ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Eve McGregor)
William Peduto ... the filmmakers wish to thank the following for their assistance: Mayor (as Bill Peduto)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Seymour Levov, going by the nickname of 'Swede' in the Jewish community he was born into, was even more of an all-American than Douglas Fairbanks himself. He had just everything an American idol can dream of: not only was the tall muscular young man a high school star athlete but he married a beauty queen named Dawn in the bargain. And as if all this were not enough, Swede later became the successful manager of the glove factory his father had founded, which allowed him to live with his wife in a beautiful house in the New Jersey countryside. Well-mannered, always bright, smiling and positive, conservative but with a liberal edge, what bad could ever happen to him? And yet...this was reckoning without fate and its obnoxious irony, Swede and Dawn's nemesis manifesting itself in the person of Merry, their beloved daughter who in her teens unexpectedly turned into a violent activist. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines A radically ordinary story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Amerikanisches Idyll (Germany)
  • Pastoral americana (Spain)
  • Pastoral Americana (Brazil)
  • El fin del sueño americano (Uruguay)
  • Uma História Americana (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Paul Bettany was cast as Swede, Jennifer Connelly as his wife and Evan Rachel Wood as their daughter. All dropped out in 2004, after the movie spent many years in development. After 10 years, Connelly returned in the lead role, alongside Ewan McGregor. See more »
Goofs The newspaper's masthead identifies 1970 as it's "141th Year." Should have been "141st Year." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Danny DeVito/Ewan McGregor/Sam Neill/Miranda Hart/John Bishop/Amber Riley (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Comes A-Long A-Love See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Nathan Zuckerman: [narrating funeral] You come at people with an open mind, and yet you never fail to get them wrong. You get them wrong while you're with them, or you tell someone about them and get them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive. We are wrong. About the Swede, how life was going to open its arms and shower blessings upon him, I was never more wrong about anyone in my life.
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