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Set in 2013, after the war has destroyed most of USA, including the government. A solitary traveler is captured by a fascist military group called the Holnists led by Hitler-like General Bethlehem. When he escapes from the Holnists he finds an abandoned mail Jeep and uniform, and starts to travel through small cities, telling them he is a postman, a representative of the restored United States. No one believes him at first, but soon he has followers, and they start to prepare a revolt against Holnists.
It is 2013. War has crippled the Earth. Technology has been erased. Our only hope is an unlikely hero.
Title: Postman, The
Release Date: December 12, 1997
Runtime: 177 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and some sexuality.
Kevin Costner ...The Postman
Will Patton ...General Bethlehem
Larenz Tate ...Ford Lincoln Mercury
Olivia Williams ...Abby
James Russo ...Idaho
Daniel von Bargen ...Pineview Sheriff Briscoe
Tom Petty ...Bridge City Mayor
Scott Bairstow ...Luke
Giovanni Ribisi ...Bandit 20
Roberta Maxwell ...Irene March
Joe Santos ...Colonel Getty
Ron McLarty ...Old George
Peggy Lipton ...Ellen March
Brian Anthony Wilson ...Woody
Todd Allen ...Gibbs
Rex Linn ...Mercer
Shawn Hatosy ...Billy
Ryan Hurst ...Eddie March
Charles Esten ...Michael, Abby's Husband
Annie Costner ...Ponytail (as Anne Costner)
Ty O'Neal ...Drew
Kirk Fox ...Gangly Recruit
Ken Linhart ...Disappointed Recruit
Korey Scott Pollard ...Thin Recruit
Kayla Lambert ...Shakespeare Girl
Austin Howard Early ...Shakespeare Boy
Ellen Geer ...Pineview Woman
Randle Mell ...Villiage Mayor
Cooper Taylor ...Tony
Dylan Haggerty ...Slow Recruit
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James Newton Howard
The Postman Horror Film Trailer 1
"You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
"Once This Was The Promise Land"
"It Will Happen Naturally"
"You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
"The Next Big Thing"
"This Perfect World"
"Come And Get Your Love"
"Please Mr. Postman"
"The Sound Of Music"
More Movie Taglines:
- It is 2013. War has crippled the Earth. Technology has been erased. Our only hope is an unlikely hero.
- The Postman: Once more into the breach, my friends, once more. We'll close the wall with our dead. In peace, nothing so becomes a man as modesty and humility, but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with rage and lend the eye a terrible aspect.
Sheriff: You're nothing but a drifter who found a bag of mail.
Postman: The President's name... is Richard Starkey!
The Postman: Tell me something: how much mail can a dead Postman deliver?
The Postman: Wouldn't it be great if wars could be fought just by the assholes who started them?
- Behind-the-scenes images from location shooting were broadcast live over the Internet.
References to other Kevin Costner films: a mule is killed and Civil War battles (Dances with Wolves (1990)), and threatening to use a spoon as a weapon (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)).
The Postman's fake president was named "Richard Starkey", the real name of Ringo Starr.
Another Kevin Costner film reference: Costner's character being asked for his "seed," as in Waterworld (1995).
In the sequence where Kevin Costner's character names Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) as President, he continues with another reference to The Beatles by telling the assembly "It's getting better. Getting better all the time" from the band's song "Getting Better".
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