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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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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 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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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mr. Rogers/Tom Hanks Project 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:

$44,714,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,714,199
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The working title of the movie was, "You Are My Friend". See more »

Goofs

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The camera used by Tom Hanks in the film is not a Retina IIIc model that Mr. Rogers used. The camera used in the film is a "point and shoot" camera. See more »

Quotes

Fred Rogers: [from trailer] We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings.
Lloyd Vogel: Yeah, like what?
Fred Rogers: There are many things you can do. You can play all the lowest keys on a piano at the same time.
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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 »

Connections

Features The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Got To Do It
Written and Performed by Fred Rogers
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Stunning Tom Hanks Performance
19 November 2019 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a superb film and one of the most wonderful movie going experiences of my life. Mr. Tom Hanks gives what is nothing less than the performance of a lifetime. Simply incredible. Subtly and with artistry and sensitivity Mr. Hanks becomes Fred Rogers and it's as if the actor himself disappears. Beautifully written and wonderfully directed, this is a motion picture that will live in the hearts of audiences for generations to come. Tom Hanks will rip your heart out and return it to you filled with love and understanding. This is an historic acting accomplishment in a film that will become an instant classic.


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