Pleasantville (1998)

Nothing is as simple as black and white.

  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-09-17
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1524 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gary Ross
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Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

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  • Tobey Maguire

    as David
  • Reese Witherspoon

    as Jennifer
  • William H. Macy

    as George Parker
  • Joan Allen

    as Betty Parker
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Bill Johnson
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Big Bob
  • Paul Walker

    as Skip Martin
  • Don Knotts

    as TV Repairman
  • Marley Shelton

    as Margaret Henderson
  • Jane Kaczmarek

    as David's Mother
  • Giuseppe Andrews

    as Howard
  • Jenny Lewis

    as Christin
  • Marissa Ribisi

    as Kimmy
  • Denise Dowse

    as Health Teacher
  • McNally Sagal

    as Science Teacher
  • Paul Morgan Stetler

    as College Counselor
  • Kevin Connors

    as Bud Parker
  • Natalie Ramsey

    as Mary Sue Parker
  • Justin Nimmo

    as Mark Davis
  • Kai Lennox

    as Mark's Lackey #1
  • Jason Behr

    as Mark's Lackey #2
  • Harry Singleton

    as Mr. Simpson
  • John Ganun

    as Fireman #1
  • Dawn Cody

    as Betty Jean
  • Maggie Lawson

    as Lisa Anne
  • Andrea Baker

    as Peggy Jane
  • Lela Ivey

    as Miss Peters
  • Marc Blucas

    as Basketball Hero
  • Danny Strong

    as Juke Box Boy
Production Debra Zane Casting
Editing William Goldenberg Editor
Production Steven Soderbergh Producer
Directing Steven Soderbergh Second Unit Director
Production Ellen Lewis Casting
Art Jay Hart Set Decoration
Production Jon Kilik Producer
Production Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Sound Randy Newman Original Music Composer
Sound Bruno Coon Music Editor
Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Costume Design
Art William Arnold Supervising Art Director
Art Dianne Wager Art Direction
Writing Gary Ross Screenplay
Directing Gary Ross Director
Production Gary Ross Producer
Camera John Lindley Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Tomczeszyn Assistant Costume Designer
Camera Henry Cline Camera Operator
Visual Effects Estee Chandler Visual Effects Producer
Sound Bonnie Greenberg Music Supervisor
Art Ashley Burnham Art Department Coordinator
Production Mary Parent Executive Producer
Crew Ernie F. Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Production Jeremy Strong Production Assistant
Art Russell Bobbitt Property Master
Visual Effects Chris Watts Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Eric Rylander Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Susan A. Cabral Makeup Artist
Lighting Bruce McCleery Gaffer
Sound James Flamberg Music Editor
Camera Ralph Nelson Jr. Still Photographer
Sound Jay B. Richardson Music Editor
Crew Thomas J. Smith Digital Effects Supervisor
Lighting Christopher Prampin Rigging Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Carolyn Elias Key Hair Stylist
Crew Noon Orsatti Stunts
Camera Lawrence Karman Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Eric H. Sandberg Costume Supervisor
Crew Logan Breit Visual Effects Editor
Art Dave DeGaetano Construction Coordinator
Lighting Jeffrey P. Soderberg Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Joseph Graham Rigging Grip
Camera Ken Ferris Camera Operator
Visual Effects Janette Shew Visual Effects Producer
Lighting Patti Lee Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Craig Doobie Rigging Grip
Art Len Morganti Storyboard Artist
Costume & Make-Up Werner Keppler Makeup Artist