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News of the World (2020)

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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.

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Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay by), Luke Davies (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Captain Kidd
Helena Zengel ... Johanna
Tom Astor ... Cavalry Lieutenant
Travis Johnson Travis Johnson ... Cavalry Rider (as John Travis Johnson)
Andy Kastelic ... Union Duty Officer
Ray McKinnon ... Simon Boudlin
Mare Winningham ... Doris Boudlin
Jeffrey Ware Jeffrey Ware ... Red River Heckler
Chris Bylsma ... Red River Heckler
Justin Tade Justin Tade ... Red River Heckler
Darrin Giossi ... Federal Soldier
Brenden Wedner ... Young Progressive Speaker
Elizabeth Marvel ... Mrs. Gannett
Michael Angelo Covino ... Almay
Clay James Clay James ... Almay's Man
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Storyline

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. On 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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Find Where You Belong


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, thematic material and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Hanks and Mare Winningham previously starred together in Turner & Hooch (1989). See more »

Goofs

After Captain Kidd gives John a newspaper, he's clearly seen holding it in his hands, as they ride off John's right hand is free and he rubs his nose with his left, he doesn't have a newspaper. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kidd: See all those words printed in a line one after the other? Put 'em all together and you have a story.
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Prairie Dog Song
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Who doesn't love Hanks?
15 January 2021 | by jamactechnicalSee all my reviews

I am not sure why some people rated this movie below 7 but I really enjoyed it. I was thoroughly entertained because I felt the connection with the characters. Tom has the ability to make the viewers connected to the characters regardless of what role he is playing in a movie as he had done very nicely here in the News of the World. If you are a fan of Hanks, it's worth checking it out...it was worth my time/money...a good recommend and a solid 7 stars.


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Country:

USA | China

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

News of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,250,430, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$11,970,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,970,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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