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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.

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay by), Luke Davies (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

In November 2020, Netflix bought the international distribution rights (excluding the United States) to the film. See more »

Goofs

After the scene when Captain Kidd shoots Almay, the first shot of the next scene when Johanna is preparing to place hand prints on the horse, she is heard singing, but her lips are not moving until the next shot. 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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Soundtracks

Victory Song
Traditional
Arrangement by Dorothy White Horse Duluane (as Dorothy Whitehouse Delaune)
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Atmospheric slow burner
13 February 2021 | by a-clinch1See all my reviews

Two excellent leads ably supported by a great cast. You can almost taste the dirt and sweat of the period that the story is set in. Great direction and cinematography. If you like your westerns guns blazing then this film will not be for you. This is a simple story very well told. A fascinating study of what life was like back then and the hardships. Well worth watching


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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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,250,430, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$11,734,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,734,485
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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