The Postman

Synopsis: 2013,Post-Apocalyptic America. An unnamed wanderer retrieves a Postman's uniform and undelivered bag of mail. He decides to pose as a postman and deliver the mail to a nearby town, bluffing that the United States government has been reinstated and tricking the town into feeding him. However, he reluctantly becomes a symbol of hope to the townspeople there who begin to remember the world that once was and giving them the courage to stand up to a tyrannical warlord and his army.
Director(s): Kevin Costner
Production: Warner Home Video
  7 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
177 min

l'd just as soon not give them

anything of mine, thanks.

What are you doing there?

What are you doing?

lt's just a game, General Bethlehem.

lt's something they saw in a play.

No harm in it.

Wait a minute!

A play?

Show me.

lt's all right, children.

Show me.

Arm yourselves.

No running from the witches.

Shakespeare, is it?

l'm sorry l missed it.

We haven't nearly stocked the game

that we thought we would.


But you had time for a play?

l'm taking 3 conscripts. . .

. . .from each town!

They will have the honor

of serving in the Holnist Army. . .

. . .until such time as l see fit!

Could you do that?


All men. . .

. . .between 1 5 and 50. . .

. . .and of suitable ethnic foundation

are required to show themselves now!


No, but keep that.



Acceptable, Captain.

Need some meat on you,

but l like an impressionable mind.




l want pure blood.

Someone. . . .

Someone. . . .

-Don't wave.

-Oeople, you will look at me!

Someone like. . . .

Like that man!

You don't understand.

You were required to show yourself.

l'm not with them.

l'm just passing through.

Take the mule.

Let's go! Move!


l want a line right here.

Welcome, gentlemen,

to your new life.

You have been born again as soldiers

in the United Army of Nathan Holn.

God rest his soul!

The strong have been sapped. . .

. . .by the whimpering propaganda

of the weak.

Men. . .

. . .strong men,

have been denied their destiny.

You men have been saved

from that fate.

Redemption. . .

. . .is within your grasp.


What did you do

before you were given this opportunity?

l had a shovel.

l digged holes.

You digged holes.

Now you'll fill them.

And you?


ls there any question in anyone's mind

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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