The Postman (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.




  • Kevin Costner and Olivia Williams in The Postman (1997)
  • Clint Eastwood at an event for The Postman (1997)
  • The Postman (1997)
  • Peggy Lipton and Kidada Jones at an event for The Postman (1997)
  • Will Patton in The Postman (1997)
  • Kevin Costner and Larenz Tate in The Postman (1997)

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Did You Know?


Visual effects supervisor Tricia Henry Ashford was fired several weeks before the end of production and replaced by storyboard artist David J. Negron Jr.. This was reportedly due to various "creative differences" between her and Kevin Costner; she wanted most of the effects to be done in ... ...


The Postman: It's gotta be the uniform.


As The Postman and General Bethlehem are starting their parley in the climactic scene, a cameraman and camera are visible on the rock face behind the General.


Plot Summary


Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

25 December 1997



Country of Origin


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,260,324 (USA) (28 December 1997)


$17,626,234 (USA)

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