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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
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Cast

Credited cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself
Edward Norton ... Himself
John Cusack ... Himself
Martin Sheen ... Himself
Tom Wolfe ... Himself
Gore Vidal ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Himself
Judd Apatow ... Himself
A. Scott Berg A. Scott Berg ... Himself
Tony Bill ... Himself
Todd Brandenburg Todd Brandenburg ... Salinger
Glenn Gordon Caron ... Himself
Danny DeVito ... Himself
E.L. Doctorow ... Himself
Elizabeth Frank Elizabeth Frank ... Herself
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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 but don't spoil the secrets! 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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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, 6 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$575,775, 13 October 2013
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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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Shows the last ever photographs of J. D. Salinger See more »

Goofs

Oona O'Neill is stated to have dated Orson Welles before she met J.D. Salinger. This is incorrect, and it is unlikely that they met more than once if they knew each other at all. See more »

Connections

References My Foolish Heart (1949) See more »

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Thoughts onthe work of J.D. Salinger
11 September 2013 | by sosebee2See all my reviews

JD Salinger's work had a big impact on me for years after I read it at 17. I then read all of the short stories and I marveled at their craft but never quite in the rapture that Catcher In the Rye had. "Catcher..." was completely original and it was critical of modern society in a way that made most main stream adults uncomfortable. Having a hate-hate relationship with my parents at the time made "Catcher" a tremendous source of comfort but one does grow up so I haven't thought of the young Holden Caulfield, self-centered prep-school wash-out, for more decades than I care to admit.

But the thought of peering onto the private doings of J.D. Salinger and all of his various trysts is creepy like Norman Bates in Psycho obsessed with his mother and unable to move on psychologically. But I'm grateful to J.D. Salinger for showing me what good writing was but the documentary may have to wait for the published work to bleed out and hold him accountable for that. Whether he was a lousy father or spouse is for the gossip mags to hash out.


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