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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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2020  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 nominations. 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
Jarrett Winters Morley ...  Wounded Soldier 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 1 episode, 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
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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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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.167 (2020) See more »

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America the Intolerable?
1 April 2020 | by alpineincSee all my reviews

Demagoguery that preys on intolerance is not a concept foreign to those who lived in the 20th century, and also the 21st, and it often tiptoes in amongst us before we're aware of it. In relation to other reviews here, the methodical pacing of the series is entirely the point, the characters slotted into largely contrasting points of view as the ground seismically yet almost imperceptibly shifts below them. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" is an old saw, but recycled often for good reason; think it couldn't have happened here? Well crafted, well acted and well paced, anxieties build slowly as this series shines a stylistic but sharp light on precisely how easily it can happen, and how a society allows it to happen.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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