New Line Home Entertainment (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In Collection
124 mins
IMDB 7.5

Tobey Maguire David/Bud Parker
Jeff Daniels Mr. Bill Johnson
Joan Allen Betty Parker
Jane Kaczmarek David's & Jennifer's Mom
Don Knotts TV Repairman
William H. Macy George Parker
Marley Shelton Margaret Henderson
J.T. Walsh Big Bob
Reese Witherspoon Jennifer Wagner/Mary Sue Parker
Natalie Ramsey Real Mary Sue Parker
Giuseppe Andrews Howard

Director Gary Ross
Producer Jon Kilik
Steven Soderbergh
Allen Alsobrook
Robin Bissell
Writer Gary Ross
Cinematography John Lindley
Musician John Lennon
Randy Newman
Dave Brubeck

David (Tobey Maguire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) Wagner are left home alone by their mother and begin to fight over the TV remote. David wants to watch his favorite show, a 1950s sitcom called Pleasantville, while Jennifer wants to watch MTV. During their fight, the remote breaks an a mysterious TV repairman (Don Knotts) shows up at their door. When they use the remote, the kids are transported into the world of Pleasantville, into the roles of Bud and Mary Sue Parker, the show's main characters and begin living in the utopian world of 1950s's TV. It doesn't take long before their modern views begin to effect the characters around them. Jennifer brings a sexual revolution to the town, while David talks to his boss at the soda fountain Mr. Johnson (Jeff Daniels) about pursuing his passion. Eventually, the kids' TV mom (Joan Allen) and other members of the town see their passion come to life in Technicolor, making their dad (William H. Macy) and other leaders of the old ways not too happy. But will they be able to stop what's opened the eyes of some in Pleasantville?

Edition Details
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor New Line Home Video
Edition New Line Platinum Series
Barcode 794043472824
Region Region 1; Region 4
Chapters 37
Release Date 3/23/1999
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Commentary [English]
Music Only [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Closed Captioned Commentary DVD-Rom Content "The Making of..." Featurette(s) Music Videos Production Notes Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Storyboards
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $14.98
Links Pleasantville at Movie Collector Connect
Amazon US
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