Pleasantville (1998)

Nothing is as simple as black and white.

  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-09-17
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1624 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gary Ross
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From 1,624 Ratings



Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

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  • Tobey Maguire

    as David
  • Reese Witherspoon

    as Jennifer
  • William H. Macy

    as George Parker
  • Joan Allen

    as Betty Parker
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Mr. Johnson
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Big Bob
  • Paul Walker

    as Skip
  • Don Knotts

    as TV Repairman
  • Marley Shelton

    as Margaret Henderson
  • Jane Kaczmarek

    as David's Mom
  • Giuseppe Andrews

    as Howard
  • Jenny Lewis

    as Christin
  • Marissa Ribisi

    as Kimmy
  • Denise Dowse

    as Health Teacher
  • McNally Sagal

    as Science Teacher
  • Paul Morgan Stetler

    as College Counselor
  • Kevin Connors

    as Bud Parker
  • Natalie Ramsey

    as Mary Sue Parker
  • Justin Nimmo

    as Mark Davis
  • Kai Lennox

    as Mark's Lackey #1
  • Jason Behr

    as Mark's Lackey #2
  • Harry Singleton

    as Mr. Simpson
  • John Ganun

    as Fireman #1
  • Dawn Cody

    as Betty Jean
  • Maggie Lawson

    as Lisa Anne
  • Andrea Baker

    as Peggy Jane
  • Lela Ivey

    as Miss Peters
  • Marc Blucas

    as Basketball Hero
  • Danny Strong

    as Juke Box Boy
  • Heather McGill

    as Girl in School Yard
  • Robin Bissell

    as Commercial Announcer (voice)
  • Jim Patric

    as Tommy
  • Stanton Rutledge

    as Coach
  • Jason Maves

    as Paperboy
  • Gerald Emerick

    as TV Weatherman
  • Charles C. Stevenson Jr.

    as Dr. Henderson
  • Nancy Lenehan

    as Marge Jenkins
  • Weston Blakesley

    as Gus
  • Patrick Thomas O'Brien

    as Roy
  • Jim Antonio

    as Ralph
  • Kristin Rudrüd

    as Mary
  • Laura Carney

    as Bridge Club Lady
  • Dan Gillies

    as Fireman #2
  • Erik MacArthur

    as Will
  • Adam Carter

    as Boy in Soda Shop
  • David Tom

    as Whitey
  • Johnny Moran

    as Pete
  • Jeanine Jackson

    as Woman
  • J. Patrick Lawlor

    as Thug
  • James Keane

    as Police Chief Dan
Directing Gary Ross Director
Production Jon Kilik Producer
Production Steven Soderbergh Producer
Sound Randy Newman Original Music Composer
Camera John Lindley Director of Photography
Editing William Goldenberg Editor
Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
Art Dianne Wager Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Costume Design
Art Jay Hart Set Decoration
Writing Gary Ross Screenplay
Production Ellen Lewis Casting
Production Debra Zane Casting
Art Ashley Burnham Art Department Coordinator
Art Dave DeGaetano Construction Coordinator
Crew Eric Rylander Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Thomas J. Smith Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Logan Breit Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Janette Shew Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Estee Chandler Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Chris Watts Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Tomczeszyn Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Eric H. Sandberg Costume Supervisor
Sound Bruno Coon Music Editor
Sound James Flamberg Music Editor
Sound Jay B. Richardson Music Editor
Sound Bonnie Greenberg Music Supervisor
Camera Ken Ferris Camera Operator
Camera Henry Cline Camera Operator
Camera Lawrence Karman Camera Operator
Lighting Bruce McCleery Gaffer
Camera Ralph Nelson Jr. Still Photographer
Lighting Christopher Prampin Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Jeffrey P. Soderberg Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Patti Lee Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Craig Doobie Rigging Grip
Lighting Joseph Graham Rigging Grip
Costume & Make-Up Carolyn Elias Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Susan A. Cabral Makeup Artist
Art William Arnold Supervising Art Director
Art Russell Bobbitt Property Master
Art Len Morganti Storyboard Artist
Production Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Production Mary Parent Executive Producer
Production Gary Ross Producer
Costume & Make-Up Werner Keppler Makeup Artist
Production Jeremy Strong Production Assistant
Directing Steven Soderbergh Second Unit Director
Crew Noon Orsatti Stunts
Crew Ernie F. Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Crew Chris O'Hara Stunts