The Postman

"The year is 2013. One man walked in off the horizon and hope came with him."

The Postman is an adventure drama film that was released in 1997. It was directed by Kevin Costner, and it was written by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland. The film stars Kevin Costner as the Postman, and Will Patton as General Bethlehem. The supporting cast consists of Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate, James Russo, and Tom Petty. The film has a running time of 178 minutes, and it was produced by Tig Productions. The film is rated R for its display of violence and sexuality.

The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States in the year 2013. The cause of this future is nuclear war. In the opening, Kevin Costner is an unknown man roaming around when he is captured by General Bethlehem and put into his army. The army is put into place through fear of death at the hands of General Bethlehem; whom dislikes the unknown man.

One day the unknown man is put on a team to go out and look for animals to hunt. This gives the man a chance to escape. He ends up hiding in a mail truck, and takes the mail in it. He eventually finds himself at a new settlement, and he tells them that he is a postman of the newly formed government. This lie gains him access into this settlement. He delivers some letters, and soon realizes his role as the postman his given them hope for the future.

The citizens start giving him mail to deliver too. General Bethlehem begins to hear about the postman and the new government he speaks of. He decides to take matters into his own hands and arrives at the settlement. Throughout this time the postman has sworn in an apprentice. Eventually, as time passes the postal service grows. The citizens get stronger as the tension builds between General Bethlehem's people and those who support the postman.

R
| 1997 | 2 hr 57 min | 6.0/10
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Kevin Costner
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English
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