War, The (1994)
Front Cover Actor
Elijah Wood Stu Simmons
Kevin Costner Stephen
Mare Winningham Lois
Lexi Randall Lidia
Christine Baranski Miss Strapford
Raynor Scheine Mr. Lipnicki
Bruce A. Young Moe
LaToya Chisholm Elvadine
Charlotte Lewis Amber
Mary Nell Santacroce Mrs. Higgens
Movie Details
Director Jon Avnet
Language English
Running Time 2 hr 5 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Jon Avnet 's The War is set in the rural south and brimming with lessons on social consciousness, much like his previous effort, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). During the summer of 1970 in backwoods Mississippi, Stephen Simmons ( Kevin Costner ) is struggling to be a breadwinner for his family while still suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in the Vietnam War. His wife Lois ( Mare Winningham ) provides most of the family income. Stephen gets a job in a mine and saves a friend who has been injured, helping him erase his guilt over abandoning another friend during a firefight in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the Simmons children, Stu ( Elijah Wood ) and Lidia ( Lexi Randall ) are feuding with an even poorer family of neighbors, the Lipnickis, over access to a tree fort that Stu and Lidia built. Mr. Lipnicki ( Raynor Scheine ) is drunken and abusive and helps escalate the disagreement into a major battle for the fort. — Michael Betzold
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Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/30/04
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Links IMDB
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Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1