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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
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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 »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

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Features The Daily Show (1996) See more »

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Great lesson in how NOT to make a documentary.
7 September 2013 | by PBDogsSee all my reviews

If you really want to hear about it, SADLY, Salinger doc was awful. Terribly executed and most of all PHONY. It's everything Salinger himself hated. Bombastic, sensationalistic, voyeuristic, and just plan dull. To make up for it the genius of a director adds the worst over-scored music just so you know what to feel during each moment. AND to make matters worst, there are cheesy reenactments of a shadowy guy playing Salinger at a typewriter smoking a cig through out. As a JD fan I felt shitty watching it. There was one real moment in the whole film(WW2 vet telling a story). But thats all. It'll kill ya, whether you adore Salinger or love documentaries, it'll tear you to pieces for two and a half hours. Ugh! The horrible reviews were dead on. The book is a bit better, I must say, but doesn't make me want to finish it. I'll just wait until Salinger's new stories come out. Fingers crossed.


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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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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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