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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

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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 & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Official Facebook | Official site

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:

$60,583,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,734,525
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joanne Rogers, David Newell, Margaret Whitmer, Bill Isler: Fred Rogers' widow, the actor who played Mr. McFeely, a producer of the show, and the CEO of the Fred Rogers Company all appear in the scene in the Chinese restaurant. 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

Fred Rogers: [hosting "MisteRogers' Neighborhood"; from trailer] Hello, neighbor.
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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 »

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Something Stupid
Written by C. Carson Parks
Produced by Ron Fair and Nate Heller
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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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