PG | | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
The third of Writer, Producer, and Director Barry Levinson's semi-autobiographic "Baltimore Trilogy" set in the 40s through 60s. The first two were Diner (1982) and Tin Men (1987). The final one was Liberty Heights (1999).
I came to America in 1914 - by way of Philadelphia. That's where I got off the boat. And then I came to Baltimore. It was the most beautiful place you ever seen in your life. There were lights everywhere! What lights they had! It was a celebration ...
Armin Mueller-Stahl (who plays Sam Krichinsky) has hazel eyes, while the actor playing him as a younger man (Michael Krauss) has brown eyes.
The credits roll over a photograph of Avalon, which begins as a sharp color photograph, but fades into a worn black-and-white picture at the end.
$226,613 8 October 1990