American Pastoral (2016)
Drama | 2016 (USA)
Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Adapted from author Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, director Phillip Boyce's American Pastoral tells the tragic story of former high school athlete Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor), a man who seems to be living a charmed life after he inherits his father's business and weds an ex-beauty queen. Years later, with the Vietnam War raging, Levov's perfect world falls apart after his activist daughter commits a heinous act of political terrorism.
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Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Noah Haidle ... (screenplay)
John Romano ... (screenplay)
Philip Roth ... (novel)
Uzo Aduba Uzo Aduba ...
Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly ...
Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning ...
Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor ...
Seymour 'Swede' Levov
David Strathairn...Nathan Zuckerman
Valorie Curry Valorie Curry ...
Peter Riegert Peter Riegert ...
Ocean James Ocean James ...
Merry Levov (age 8)
Mark Hildreth Mark Hildreth
David Whalen David Whalen ...
Hannah Nordberg Hannah Nordberg ...
Merry Levov (age 12)
Andre Lamal ... executive producer
Gary Lucchesi ... producer
Tom Rosenberg ... producer
Zane Weiner ... co-producer Cinematography by
Production Design by
Daniel B. Clancy
Art Direction by
Gregory A. Weimerskirch
Gary Martori ... key hair stylist
Zane Weiner ... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan Ransom-Coyle ... second assistant director
David Waters ... second assistant director
Edward J. Borasch Jr. ... property master
Teresa Donatelli ... set decorating production assistant
Gregory Jones ... key greens
Gregory Puchalski ... on set scenic
Nash Edgerton ... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Maloney ... gaffer Casting Department
Jessica Aquila Cymerman ... casting assistant (as Jessica Cymerman)
Stephanie Bankosh ... extras casting assistant
Katherine McArdle ... casting assistant
Nancy Mosser ... casting: Pittsburgh
Katie Shenot ... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Christensen ... assistant costume designer Music Department
Eric Craig ... music supervisor
Brian McNelis ... music supervisor
Byron Roland ... production driver
Katie Scott ... transportation office assistant
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Shawn Boyachek ... supervising location manager
Jennifer Bydwell ... clearances and product placement
Jason Calabro ... assistant location manager
David Billy Cole ... assistant to co-producer Zane Weiner
Dennis Davidson ... producer's representative
Kevin Foster ... assistant location manager
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... continuity
Larry Geyer ... assistant location manager
Megan Graham ... script supervisor
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Ewan Mcgregor
Chris Hinton ... assistant location manager
Casey LaRocco ... medic on set
Justin Morgan ... second assistant accountant
M. Ross-Michaels ... production accountant
Shawn Shelpman ... production assistant
Jim Swidarski ... payroll accountant
Lois Yaroshefsky ... studio teacher
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Reference To The Vietnam War, Alcohol, Party, Cheating On Husband, 1960s, 1970s, Husband Wife Relationship, Father Daughter Relationship, Actor Director, Rape Victim, Extramarital Affair, Cheating On Wife, Pulitzer Prize Source, Based on Novel, The script has been written as early as 2006., Ewan McGregor's feature directorial debut., Phillip Noyce was set to direct but drop out.
An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.
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Rated R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images
American Pastoral is a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor and written by John Romano, based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Philip Roth. The film stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker and David Strathairn. Principal photography began on September 21, 2015, in Pittsburgh.
A radically ordinary story.
Social Criticism, Hopelessness, Tragedy, Nuclear Family, Disillusionment
2.35 : 1
Adulteress, Adulterer, Singing In A Tent, Singing Around Campfire
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