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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

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Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

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Marielle Heller

Writers:

Tom Junod (Inspired by the article "Can You Say ... Hero" by), Noah Harpster | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville
Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Fred Rogers
Matthew Rhys ... Lloyd Vogel
Chris Cooper ... Jerry Vogel
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Andrea Vogel
Maryann Plunkett ... Joanne Rogers
Enrico Colantoni ... Bill Isler
Wendy Makkena ... Dorothy
Tammy Blanchard ... Lorraine
Noah Harpster ... Todd
Carmen Cusack ... Margy
Kelley Davis ... First AD
Christine Lahti ... Ellen
Maddie Corman ... Lady Aberlin
Daniel Krell ... Mr. McFeely
Jon L Peacock Jon L Peacock ... Sound Technician
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Storyline

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We Could All Use a Little Kindness

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,251,238, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$60,203,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,354,525
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the TIFF post-film panel, Tom Hanks mentions how he wishes he and his son (Colin Hanks) at 3 years old watched a half hour of Mr. Rogers a week so he could learn that it is okay to be sad. Hanks feels children don't learn the importance of expressing emotions from a young age and Mr. Rogers did an excellent job explaining this. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, as Mr. Rogers is filming the outro of the episode he takes off his shoes, puts on his sport jacket, and buttons the top button of his sport coat as he approaches the door. Immediately afterward the director yells cut and Mr. Rogers walks behind the camera to watch the filmed scene on a TV screen. In the playback of the scene he just filmed, he doesn't even touch the button on his sport coat as he walks toward the door. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Lloyd Vogel: What's it like to be famous?
Fred Rogers: Fame is a four-letter word. What matters is what we do with it.
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Crazy Credits

The TriStar Pictures logo is the 1990s version, in keeping with the film's time period. The logo is also played on a celesta, leading into the opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Northern Sky
Written and Performed by Nick Drake
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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You'll Know It When It Happens
24 November 2019 | by JakarejoSee all my reviews

The most powerful 60 seconds in cinematic history. The deafening roar of silence.


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