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

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Marielle Heller
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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.

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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 »

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Trivia

This is the seventh film in which Tom Hanks portrayed a real life person. See more »

Goofs

As is usual for a biodrama, certain events are changed for dramatic purposes. The beginning of the film states this takes place in 1998, however, several of the Mister Rogers episodes depicted being recorded were actually filmed earlier. The episode where Rogers attempted to put up a tent was filmed in 1975, and his visit to the Uptown String Quartet was filmed and aired in 1997, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe story involving the skunk was filmed and aired in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Oprah Winfrey: What do you think is the biggest mistakes parents make in raising their children?
Fred Rogers: Not to remember their own childhood. I think that the best thing that we can do is to..think about what it was like for us and know what our children are going through.
Oprah Winfrey: But you know what? It's so hard once you get to be a parent. You always say, I will never do this, when your parents are doing it to you. You say, I will never do this to my child. And then you get to our age and you forget what it was like to be ...
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Crazy Credits

When the credits roll, behind the scenes footage of the models during the transitions. This culminates with footage of the real Fred Rogers singing "You've Got to Do It". See more »


Soundtracks

Springlike
Written and Performed by Alexander McCabe (as Alex McCabe)
Courtesy of WAMCO Music
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The movie that makes you want to be a better person
19 November 2019 | by pawarankitaSee all my reviews

This is the exact movie we all need to watch right now about forgiveness and compassion. I absolutely loved it. It was just so so good. Both Mathew and Tom both deserve Oscar recognition for their phenomenal performance. I truly recommend this movie for everyone. It makes you think about yourself.


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Details

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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,251,238, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$61,704,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,760,877
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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