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Releases December 25, 2020
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.


Paul Greengrass
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Updated: 19 November 2019
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Tom Hanks ... Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Elizabeth Marvel ... Gannett
Ray McKinnon
Mare Winningham ... Jane
Helena Zengel ... Johanna Leonberger
Neil Sandilands ... Wilhelm Leonberger
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Charles Edgefield
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Merritt Farley
Christopher Hagen ... Old Man Durand
Michelle Campbell ... Female Townsfolk
Fred Hechinger
Michael Angelo Covino
Stafford Douglas
Clint Obenchain
Francheska Bardacke ... Wichita Falls Spectator


Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel ), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she's never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home. Written by Universal Pictures

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This is Tom Hanks's first Western film of his career, however; it is not the first time in which Hanks has portrayed a cowboy. He was the voice of Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story franchise. See more »

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Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

News of the World See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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