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American Beauty

Drama examining the American nuclear family. Lester and his overambitious wife Carolyn find themselves in a loveless marriage which they endure for the sake of daughter Jane. A compounding disappointment is that computer journalist Lester despises his employers, so when oddball neighbour Ricky re-introduces him to marijuana and teenage temptress Angela catches his eye, Burnham decides it's time for a change - with drastic consequences.

Release date:

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Sep 2014 23:05


Role Contributor
Lester BurnhamKevin Spacey
Carolyn BurnhamAnnette Bening
Jane BurnhamThora Birch
Ricky FittsWes Bentley
Angela HayesMena Suvari
Colonel Frank FittsChris Cooper
Buddy KanePeter Gallagher
Barbara FittsAllison Janney
Jim OlmeyerScott Bakula
Jim BerkleySam Robards
DirectorSam Mendes
WriterAlan Ball
ProducerBruce Cohen
ProducerDan Jinks

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