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The Plot Against America 

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Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.

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Ed Burns, David Simon
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Evelyn Finkel 6 episodes, 2020
Anthony Boyle ...  Alvin Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Zoe Kazan ...  Elizabeth 'Bess' Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Morgan Spector ...  Herman Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Michael Kostroff ...  Shepsie Tirchwell 6 episodes, 2020
David Krumholtz ...  Monty Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Azhy Robertson ...  Phillip Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Caleb Malis ...  Sandy Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Jacob Laval ...  Seldon Wishnow 6 episodes, 2020
John Turturro ...  Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf 6 episodes, 2020
Ben Cole ...  Charles Lindbergh 5 episodes, 2020
Kristen Sieh ...  Selma Wishnow 4 episodes, 2020
Steven Maier ...  Shushy Margulis 4 episodes, 2020
Billy Carter ...  Walter Winchell 4 episodes, 2020
Caroline Kaplan ...  Anne Morrow Lindbergh 3 episodes, 2020
Eleanor Reissa Eleanor Reissa ...  Mrs. Finkel 3 episodes, 2020
Philip Hoffman ...  Norman Peretsky 3 episodes, 2020
Graydon Yosowitz ...  Earl Axman 3 episodes, 2020
Ed Moran ...  Henry Ford 3 episodes, 2020
Douglas Schneider ...  Saul 3 episodes, 2020
Bob Leszczak ...  Mayor Raymond 3 episodes, 2020
Lee Tergesen ...  Agent Don McCorkle 2 episodes, 2020
David Pittu ...  Irv Simkowitz 2 episodes, 2020
Russell Posner ...  Daniel 2 episodes, 2020
David Greenspan David Greenspan ...  Billy Schapp 2 episodes, 2020
Keilly McQuail ...  Minna Schapp 2 episodes, 2020
Andrew Polk ...  Jacob Finder 2 episodes, 2020
Zach McNally ...  Billy Murphy 2 episodes, 2020
Josh Lissauer Josh Lissauer ...  Cantor 2 episodes, 2020
Orest Ludwig ...  Joachim von Ribbentrop 2 episodes, 2020
Steve Axelrod Steve Axelrod ...  Barber 2 episodes, 2020
Richard Hollis 2 episodes, 2020
Tuffy Questell ...  Mack 2 episodes, 2020
Jason Liebman ...  Samuel Lechner 2 episodes, 2020
Bryce Biederman Bryce Biederman ...  Young Gangster 2 episodes, 2020
Yuval David ...  Neighbor #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Kimberly Faye Greenberg ...  Rachel Michelson 2 episodes, 2020
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THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, a limited series based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism. Created by frequent collaborators David Simon and Ed Burns (HBO's "The Wire" and "Generation Kill"), the six-part limited series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA debuts MONDAY, MARCH 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

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Freedom is Never Completely Won. But It Can Be Lost.

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Drama | Thriller

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Winona Ryder and John Turturro previously had roles in Mr. Deeds. See more »

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Gathering Speed as it moves forward.
7 April 2020 | by davidfurlotteSee all my reviews

This show started out painfully slow and I almost gave up on it in the first three episodes. I'm glad I've stuck with it because now it is getting to the more interesting story.

Firstly, let me comment on other reviewers that somehow see this as taking shots at Trump. I personally do not see that at all. Oh, and to those reviewers that think Germany would have won the war without the U.S., think again. Russia pushed back hard against Germany and eventually would have succeeded although it would have taken more time, the end for Germany was inevitable.

Some things that most people forget about this show is that times were different. Looking at this show with PC coloured glasses is wrong. Attitudes towards people of different races and religions were not only tolerated but encouraged with jokes and skits in radio shows and movies. During that time in U.S. history was a very delicate time and this shows how close America came to not only tolerating the Nazis but actually embracing some of their ideology. Heaven help us if a scenario like this had actually taken place.

I do not know how well this show follows the book but I honestly appreciate the actors who I believe are doing a great job, ESPECIALLY the kids. I understand completely how back in those times they would react the way they did. All in all, this show is excellent and I strongly suggest viewing it.


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16 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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