The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Danny Strong

Writers:

Danny Strong, Kenneth Slawenski (based on "J.D. Salinger: A Life Raised High" by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Jerry Salinger
Kevin Spacey ... Whit Burnett
Victor Garber ... Sol
Hope Davis ... Miriam
Zoey Deutch ... Oona O'Neill
Lucy Boynton ... Claire Douglas
Brian d'Arcy James ... Giroux
Eric Bogosian ... Harold Ross
Bernard White ... Swami Nikhilananda
Jefferson Mays ... William Maxwell
Will Rogers ... Herb Kaufman
Sarah Paulson ... Dorothy Olding
James Urbaniak ... Gus Lobrano
Keenan Jolliff ... Clay Miller
Caitlin Mehner ... Blythe Chaucer
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The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Based on the untold true story about the birth of an American classic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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The directorial debut of Danny Strong. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Salinger: Anyway, how's everything at the home front with you? You are good with Martha chewing your ear?
Whit Burnett: Everything at my home is fine...
Jerry Salinger: Yeah?
Whit Burnett: Because what you'll learn about having wife is that occasionally she just needs to yell to feel better.
[Jerry laughing]
Whit Burnett: Oh, and by the way, I'm awfully sorry about the New Yorker.
Jerry Salinger: How'd you know about that?
Whit Burnett: Oh please. They canned the Caulfield story because you wouldn't take any of their notes. You know, you cannot be a pain in the ass until you're a success.
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21 April 2018 | by Intermissionman_See all my reviews

Do you remember reading the Novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J D Salinger in High School days ?? Sure enough I dug out a Paperback copy from my little library today after seeing this Movie. A very well put together production called "Rebel in the Rye" that gives you a behind the scenes look at Mr Salinger's Life. I enjoyed the Film enough to re read the Book and my guess is that is what the Director was hoping people would do ?. The Hollywood Bells and Whistles Fancy Costumes and Music from the 30's and 40's are what you see and hear along with nice looking cast and Great As Usual Kevin Spacey who portrays Whit Burnett Salinger's mentor.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel in the Rye See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,967, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$378,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$944,370
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1.85 : 1
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