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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 teacher Helen (Marin Hinkle), who gets fired for her antiwar activities. Her husband, Charlie Kerrigan (Jonathan M. Woodward), is a lawyer torn between his moral opposition to the war and his own ambitions. Also starring Fred Willard, Martin Mull, and Henry Gibson.more
Rating: R (for language and some drug use)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Jay Craven
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2003
Ardustry Home Entertainment


Jonathan Brandis
as Casey Pedersen
Charlie Finn
as Jim `Hairball' Morto...
Jay R. Ferguson
as Isaac Hoskins
Meredith Monroe
as Judy Woods
Matt Salinger
as Professor Jeff Grigg...
Erik Jensen
as Todd Franklin
Marin Hinkle
as Helen Kerrigan
Fred Willard
as Frank Woods
Sean Nelson
as Phil Robbins
TJ Hellmuth
as Carl Bumpers
Luke Ford
as Jonny Kenston
Jay Michael Ferguson
as Col. Mike Newman
Jonathan M. Woodward
as Charlie Kerrigan
Henry Gibson
as Ralph Tyler
William Raymond
as Ernie Whirly
Martin Mull
as Wayne Simonelli
Amy Butchko
as Susie O'Brien
Kiera Chaplin
as Jennifer Treman
Danica McKellar
as Pam Hatch
Rick Williams
as Ted Reed
Mike Craft
as Newsman
Lucas Ford
as Johnny Kenston
Bill Raymond
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
Hollywood Reporter
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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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