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

WKCC AM Talk Radio.

All talk, all the time.

Bringing you sports and Weather

on the five.

Church leaders blame the rise of hate

crimes and racially-motivated attacks...

...on a militia-like group

calling themselves "The Holnists. "

One of the most radical and poWerful

of these groups... as its founder, the famed

motivational speaker Nathan Holn.

The last of the great cities died...

... When my father Was a child...

... victims of yet another War.

He told of the plagues that folloWed...

...and hoW the living hid themselves,

scattered in tiny hamlets... hopes of surviving

Whatever neW madness...

...conspired to rob them

of the little that remained.

ln those days, he Walked alone...

...a solitary Witness

to the chaos that reigned.

The earth itself had fallen victim

to the insanity.

He told stories of the 3-year Winter...

...and hoW the dirty snoW

never stopped falling.

He saW the ocean,

barren, poisoned, near death.

And hoW they Watched the sky

for 16 long years...

...praying for the great lungs

to start Working again.

He said it Was as if the ocean

had breathed a great sigh of relief.

Many commuters

are abandoning their vehicles.

Goddamn it, Bill!

You know l need to check it first.

l don't know.

Better than turpentine, Bill.

Tastes about the same.

What do you say?

Your call.

You ain't picky, Bill.

l like that about you.

Things l like about my ass. . .

. . .number 1 :

Will settle for turpentine.

We got TV!

We got 1 47 channels, Bill.

We got everything from. . .

. . .Jesus to Jeopardy .

"Like. . .

. . .sands through the hourglass,

so are the days--. "

We'll watch that.

...sands through the hourglass,

so are the days of our lives.

"Monday. "

"Monday night. "

Monday-night football!

l don't want any trouble.

l bet you don't either.

Let's just call it a draw.

l'm rich!

l know the rule.

lt's my rule.

"Avoid civilization at all cost. "

We got to eat, don't we?

Open your mouth.

lt's true we haven't done this

for awhile but. . .

. . .for God sakes,

it's like riding a bicycle, Bill.

What are you so worried about?

All you got to do is stand there.

l'm the one with all the lines.

Open up.


Just awful.

They said, "Fear not, Macbeth. . .

. . .till Birnam Wood. . .

. . .comes to Dunsinane. "

l said. . .

" . . .till Birnam Wood

comes to Dunsinane! "

Thank you.

Arm yourselves!

Arm yourselves.

lf the witch's words are true. . .

. . .there'll be no running,

hiding here!

We'll fight. . .

. . .as if our last meal

depended on it.

Tomorrow. . . .

And tomorrow. . . .


And the day after that.

Out, brief candle!

Life's but a walking shadow. . .

. . .a poor player who struts. . .

. . .and frets his hour upon a stage. . .

. . .and is heard no more.

lt's a tale told by. . . .


A moron. . .

. . .full of sound and fury. . .

. . .signifying. . .

. . .nothing.

But blow, wind!

Come, wrack!

At least we'll die. . .

. . .with the harness off our back!

l want to talk to him.

The children have never seen

Shakespeare before.

They still haven't.

Thank you.

You're very kind.

l'm clapping because you stink.


l don't think you know how it works.

When l was young, l tried to be

an actor. l was awful.

But now l won't die thinking

l was the worst one.

-Stop it!

-That's all right.

How much did you pay to get in?

So bite me.

You were very good.

-Good enough to get something to eat?

-Yes, we have some soup.

Holnists. Goddamn!

Bastards hardly kill anyone lately.

We give them food and supplies.

All the towns do.

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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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