Ithaca Movie

Ithaca movie poster

Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith, Jack Quaid, Erik Jendresen, Sam Shepard, Meg Ryan, Hamish Linklater

Release Date:

Friday, September 9, 2016 (Limited)

thematic elements, a war image, and smoking

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca.

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Who stars in Ithaca: Cast List

"In the Land of Women" , "The Women"  

"Out of the Furnace" , "Safe House"  

"Dino Time" , "Automata"  

"Scream" , "Plus One"  

"Finch" , "Elvis"  

"Magic In The Moonlight" , "Fantastic Four"  

Who's making Ithaca: Crew List

A look at the Ithaca behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Erik Jendresen last wrote The Big Bang and Solo.


Meg Ryan


Erik Jendresen

Production Company


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Production: What we know about Ithaca?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 1943 novel "The Human Comedy" by William Saroyan.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. February 2014: The film was in Announced status.

Ithaca Release Date: When was the film released?

Ithaca was released in 2016 on Friday, September 9, 2016 (Limited release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Sully, When the Bough Breaks and The Wild Life.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Q&A Asked about Ithaca

May. 24, 2020
Who plays Homer McCauley?

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