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Avalon (1990)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 5, 1990
DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 13, 2001

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Running Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Country USA

Studio Baltimore Pictures, Columbia Pictures

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Genre: Drama, Period Piece, World War II

Plot: From the Oscar -winning director of Good Morning, Vietnam (1998) and Rain Man (1988) comes Avalon, Barry Levinson's critically-acclaimed, semi-autobiographical masterpiece. Intensely personal and yet universally appealing, Avalon follows immigrant Sam Krichinsky and his extended family as they seek a dream called America in a place called Avalon. From poverty through prosperity, the Krichinsky family faces a changing world with enduring humor and abiding love. Whether squabbling over Thanksgiving turkey or commiserating over a failed business, Levinson never fails to find the comedy and immediacy of their immigrant experience. A superb cast led by Armin Mueller-Stahl, Aidan Quinn and Elizabeth Perkins perfectly captures the vibrant love and laughter of this quintessentially American family. The coming-of-age story of an entire nation, Avalon is a "tapestry of American life so rich and perfect it could hang in a museum." (Rex Reed)

The third installment in Barry Levinson’s Baltimore Trilogy, AVALON tells the story of a Jewish family immigrating to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. Starting in the early 1900s, the Krichinsky brothers begin to arrive in America one at a time, scrimping and saving to pay for the next relative’s trip to the land of opportunity. As

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 Directed by
Barry Levinson
Rain Man, Sleepers, Wag the Dog
 Written by
Barry Levinson
...And Justice for All, Best Friends, Rain Man
Armin Mueller-Stahl
The Game, The X Files, Shine
Elizabeth Perkins
Finding Nemo, Big, The Ring Two
Joan Plowright
Last Action Hero, Bringing Down the House, Dinosaur
Kevin Pollak
The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men
Aidan Quinn
Legends of the Fall, Practical Magic, Frankenstein
Elijah Wood
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Leo Fuchs
The Frisco Kid
 Music By
Randy Newman
Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Meet the Parents



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