Follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s.
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American Pastoral Plot: What's the story?
Ewan McGregor stars as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede's life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.
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American Pastoral Cast: Who are the actors?
- Jennifer Connelly ... Dawn
Top Gun 2: Maverick, Alita: Battle Angel
- Dakota Fanning ... Merry Levov
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- Ewan McGregor ... Seymour 'Swede' Levov
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- Molly Parker ... Dr. Sheila Smith
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- Uzo Aduba ... Vicky
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- Rupert Evans ... Jerry Levov
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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about American Pastoral?
- As director/actor Ewan McGregor told VanityFair.com: "I have dreamt of directing a feature for the last 15 years and never found the 'right' story. I wanted to direct, not for the sake of being a director, but because there was a story I HAD to tell. Well American Pastoral gave me everything I was looking for. I was incredibly lucky that I had Lakeshore's trust and incredible talent in front of and behind the camera to make Roth's story the film I thought it should be. The creative collaboration with the cast and the crew was as thrilling as I had hoped it would be. I was a very happy man making this film and it is the film I wanted it to be."
- Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut.
- Based on the novel "American Pastoral" by Philip Roth.
Crew and Production Credits: Who's making American Pastoral?
Production Timeline: When did the American Pastoral come together?
On or about March 19, 2016 • The film was in Completed status.
On or about February 19, 2015 • The film was in Pre-Production status.
Filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh.
On or about August 12, 2014 • The film was in Development status.
On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Announced status.
American Pastoral Release Date: When was it released?American Pastoral was released in 2016 on Friday, October 21, 2016 in limited movie theaters. There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
- United States
- October 21, 2016 Limited
- United States
- October 28, 2016 Nationwide
- October 28, 2016
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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