The Postman

The Postman (1997)

The year is 2013. One man walked in off the horizon and hope came with him.

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action, War
  • Release Date: 1997-12-25
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 1019 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Tig Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Kevin Costner
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In 2013, there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare, and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

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  • Kevin Costner

    as The Postman
  • Will Patton

    as General Bethlehem
  • Larenz Tate

    as Ford Lincoln Mercury
  • Olivia Williams

    as Abby
  • James Russo

    as Idaho
  • Daniel von Bargen

    as Pineview Sheriff Briscoe
  • Tom Petty

    as Bridge City Mayor
  • Scott Bairstow

    as Luke
  • Giovanni Ribisi

    as Bandit 20
  • Roberta Maxwell

    as Irene March
  • Joe Santos

    as Colonel Getty
  • Ron McLarty

    as Old George
  • Peggy Lipton

    as Ellen March
  • Brian Anthony Wilson

    as Woody
  • Todd Allen

    as Gibbs
  • Rex Linn

    as Mercer
  • Shawn Hatosy

    as Billy
  • Ryan Hurst

    as Eddie March
  • Charles Esten

    as Michael, Abby's Husband
  • Annie Costner

    as Ponytail
  • Ty O'Neal

    as Drew
  • Kirk Fox

    as Gangly Recruit
  • Korey Scott Pollard

    as Thin Recruit
  • Ellen Geer

    as Pineview Woman
  • Randle Mell

    as Villiage Mayor
  • Cooper Taylor

    as Tony
  • Dylan Haggerty

    as Slow Recruit
  • Jeffery Thomas Johnson

    as Rope Bridge Soldier
  • Jeff McGrail

    as Rope Bridge Soldier
  • Lily Costner

    as Lily March
  • Gregory Avellone

    as Pineview Man
  • Susan Brightbill

    as Pineview Woman
  • Elisa Daniel

    as Pineview Woman
  • Jenny Buchanan

    as Pineview Woman
  • Ann Manning

    as Pineview Woman
  • Tom Novak

    as Benning Gatekeeper
  • George Wyner

    as Benning Mayor
  • Brooke Becker

    as Benning Woman
  • Eva Gayle Six

    as Benning Woman
  • Joe Costner

    as Letter Boy
  • Kathi Sheehan

    as Letter Boy's Mother
  • Amy Jo Weinstein

    as Elvis Woman
  • Betty Moyer

    as Elvis Woman
  • Shiree Porter

    as Bridge City Woman
  • Judy Herrera

    as Carrier
  • Greg Serano

    as California Carrier
  • Michael Doherty

    as Elvis, Oregon Townsperson (uncredited)
  • Mary Stuart Masterson

    as Hope, Postman's Daughter (uncredited)
Directing Kevin Costner Director
Writing Eric Roth Screenplay
Writing Brian Helgeland Screenplay
Production Kevin Costner Producer
Production Jim Wilson Producer
Production Steve Tisch Producer
Sound James Newton Howard Original Music Composer
Camera Stephen F. Windon Director of Photography
Editing Peter Boyle Editor
Production Lester Berman Line Producer
Production Mindy Marin Casting
Art Ida Random Production Design
Crew Michael Hansen Stunts
Directing Alexander Witt Second Unit Director
Crew Lance Gilbert Stunts
Crew Jeffrey J. Dashnaw Stunts
Crew Billy D. Lucas Stunts
Crew Erik Rondell Stunts
Crew Joe Bucaro III Stunts
Crew Darrin Prescott Stunts
Crew Lane Leavitt Stunts
Crew Sandy Berumen Stunts
Costume & Make-Up John Bloomfield Costume Designer
Writing David Brin Book