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When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on a job as a bicycle telegraph messenger to provide for his widowed mother, his older sister and his younger brother. Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca, but soon must grapple with a message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy, Ithaca is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.

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Alex Neustaedter
as Homer Macauley
Tom Hanks
as Mr. Macauley
Meg Ryan
as Mrs. Macauley
Sam Shepard
as Willie Grogan
Hamish Linklater
as Tom Spangler
Jack Quaid
as Marcus Macauley
Emily Marie Palmer
as Young Woman
Alex Miller
as Marine Segeant
Eugenia Gonzales
as Bethel Girl
Ramsey Hanchette
as Pedestrian / Moviegoer
Kelly L. Moran
as Beaufrere Guest
Spencer Howell
as Ulysses Macauley
Samantha Smedley
as Girl at Bus Stop
Lucia Forte
as Rosa Sandoval
Christine Nelson
as Bess Macauley
Lois Robbins
as Mrs. Beaufrere
Robin Skye
as Mrs. Brockington
Billy Livermon
as as himself
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