The Year That Trembled (1999)





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American independent filmmaker Jay Craven directs the Vietnam-era coming-of-age drama The Year That Trembled, based on the novel by Scott Lax. Using stock footage along with a traditional narrative, the film takes place in Ohio following the 1970 student murders at Kent State. Right after high school, best friends Casey (Jonathan Brandis), Jim (Charlie Finn), and Phil (Sean Nelson) move into a cottage with activist-on-the-run Judy Woods (Meredith Monroe). The cottage is next door to their former … More

Rating: R (for language and some drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jay Craven
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2003
Ardustry Home Entertainment



as Casey Pedersen

as Jim `Hairball' Morto...

as Isaac Hoskins

as Judy Woods

as Professor Jeff Grigg...

as Todd Franklin

as Helen Kerrigan

as Frank Woods

as Phil Robbins

as Carl Bumpers

as Jonny Kenston

as Col. Mike Newman

as Charlie Kerrigan

as Ralph Tyler

as Ernie Whirly

as Wayne Simonelli

as Susie O'Brien

as Jennifer Treman

as Pam Hatch

as Ted Reed

as Newsman

as Johnny Kenston

as Ernie Whirly
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Full Review… | December 31, 2008
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January 5, 2004
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October 7, 2003
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Full Review… | September 30, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | September 30, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for The Year That Trembled


Jonathan Brandis did a really great job in this film. He tried really hard to break away from this teen image. He was one of the few teen actors that really had more then a pretty face--this film proves it.

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