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Salinger (2013)

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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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Shane Salerno
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Self
Edward Norton ... Self
John Cusack ... Self
Martin Sheen ... Self
Tom Wolfe ... Self
Gore Vidal ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Self
Judd Apatow ... Self
A. Scott Berg A. Scott Berg ... Self
Tony Bill ... Self
Todd Brandenburg Todd Brandenburg ... Salinger
Glenn Gordon Caron ... Self
Danny DeVito ... Self
E.L. Doctorow ... Self
Elizabeth Frank Elizabeth Frank ... Self
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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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Uncover the mystery. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film's theatrical poster is based on the famous cover of the Bantam paperback edition of "The Catcher In The Rye". See more »

Goofs

There are references to the "Vedanta religion". Vedanta is not a religion; it is a philosophy derived from the Vedas. See more »

Connections

References My Foolish Heart (1949) See more »

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Excellent! A must see for Salinger fans...
23 September 2013 | by Johnny-113See all my reviews

This is a fantastic documentary. I read the new book, "Salinger" a week prior and still thoroughly enjoyed the documentary. While there is more information in the book, the documentary provided all the emotion that is hard to derive from a book. It was amazing to see footage of Salinger that had never been released. This is not a one sided portrayal of the author. The film makers successfully show his attributes and weaknesses. None of the interviews were superfluous. The music was gorgeous. I've read criticism about the reenactments of Salinger typing in his room. I thought they were very appropriate and not overused. Errol Morris had many more reenactments in "The Thin Blue Line," but that, too was an excellent documentary. I had HIGH hopes about his documentary when I heard it was going to be released and I was not disappointed in the least.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gåtan J. D. Salinger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,956, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$583,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$650,675
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Story Factory See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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