The Postman (1997)
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Kevin Costner directed and stars in this adaptation of David Brin's science fiction novel The Postman (1985), first published in 1982 issues of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Costner's return to directing after his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves(1990) is a futuristic epic depicting the aftermath of a destructive war. Some 16 years from the present day, America has been turned into a wasteland of separated communities minus a national government. A vagabond (Costner) who travels
Dec 25, 1997 Wide
Jun 23, 1998
Warner Home Video
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Daniel von Bargen
Bridge City Mayor
Brian Anthony Wilson
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The first half of Costner's The Postman is actually quite interesting, but it falters badly in the second half with a few unintentional howlers.
Not as bad as everyone says, but still not worth seeing.
The postman doesn't deliver on Christmas Day, and 'The Postman,' Kevin Costner's Christmas gift to America, doesn't deliver much in the way of entertainment, regardless of what day it is.
Die-hard Kevin Costner fans may find themselves changing their mind after seeing this overlong, lumbering mess, a miserable failure in just about every respect.
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