War

War

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Director: Jon Avnet

Cast: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham

     
 

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Jon Avnet's The War is set in the rural south and brimming with lessons on social consciousness, much like his previous effort, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). During the summer of 1970 in backwoods Mississippi, Stephen Simmons (Kevin Costner) is struggling to be a breadwinner for his family while still suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from hisSee more details below

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Jon Avnet's The War is set in the rural south and brimming with lessons on social consciousness, much like his previous effort, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). During the summer of 1970 in backwoods Mississippi, Stephen Simmons (Kevin Costner) is struggling to be a breadwinner for his family while still suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in the Vietnam War. His wife Lois (Mare Winningham) provides most of the family income. Stephen gets a job in a mine and saves a friend who has been injured, helping him erase his guilt over abandoning another friend during a firefight in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the Simmons children, Stu (Elijah Wood) and Lidia (Lexi Randall) are feuding with an even poorer family of neighbors, the Lipnickis, over access to a tree fort that Stu and Lidia built. Mr. Lipnicki (Raynor Scheine) is drunken and abusive and helps escalate the disagreement into a major battle for the fort. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/1996
UPC:
0096898221436
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios

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Performance Credits
Elijah Wood Stu Simmons
Kevin Costner Stephen
Mare Winningham Lois
Lexi Randall Lidia
Christine Baranski Miss Strapford
Raynor Scheine Mr. Lipnicki
Bruce A. Young Moe
LaToya Chisholm Elvadine
Charlotte Lewis Amber
Debra Zane Actor
Mary Nell Santacroce Mrs. Higgens
Nick Searcy John Ray Wilkens
Gary Basaraba Dodge
Judson Vaughn Soldier
Jay Brooks Old Man
Afemo Omilami Quarry Man
Tim Ware Fat Man at Auction
J. Don Ferguson Mine Foreman
Tom Even Doctor
Dorothy Davis Nurse
Bill Coates Catfish Man
Lucas Black Ebb Lipnicki

Technical Credits
Jon Avnet Director,Producer
Todd Baker Executive Producer
Jeremy Conway Art Director
Eric Eisner Executive Producer
Mary H. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Huberty Co-producer
Jordan Kerner Producer
Alma Kuttruff Production Designer
Lisa Lindstrom Co-producer
Deborah Love Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathy Mcworter Producer,Screenwriter
Debra Neil Editor
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
David Rubin Casting
Geoffrey Simpson Cinematographer
Debra Zane Casting
Kristi Zea Production Designer
Rosemary Zurlo Makeup

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