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Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

Summary: A brother and sister from the 1990s are sucked into their television set and suddenly find themselves trapped in a 1950s style television show. Here they have loving parents, old fashioned values, and an overwhelming amount of innocence and naivete. Not sure how to get home, they integrate themselves into this "backwards" society and slowly bring some color to this black and white world. But as innocence fades, the two teens begin to wonder if their 90s outlook is really to be preferred.
Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements emphasizing sexuality, and for language.
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 23, 1999
Director Credit
Gary Ross Director
Writer Credit
Gary Ross Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Jeff Daniels Bill Johnson
Joan Allen Betty Parker
Tobey maguire David
Cast Credit
Denise Dowse Health Teacher
Don Knotts TV Repairman
Giuseppe Andrews Howard
J.T. Walsh Big Bob
Jane Kaczmarek David's Mom
Jenny Lewis Christin
Marissa Ribisi Kimmy
Marley Shelton Margaret Henderson
McNally Sagal Science Teacher
Paul Morgan Stetler College Counselor
Reese Witherspoon Jennifer
William H. Macy George Parker
Producer Credit
Allen Alsobrook Co-Producer
Allison Thomas Co-Producer
Andy Borowitz Co-Producer
Bob Degus Producer
Edward Lynn Co-Producer
Gary Ross Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Mary Parent Executive Producer
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Robin Bissell Associate Producer
Steven Soderbergh Producer
Susan Borowitz Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: