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Herman takes his family to look at a house in an upwardly mobile neighborhood, though Bess is wary of leaving the safety of their tight-knit Jewish community; Evelyn becomes charmed by a distinguished local clergyman.

Director:

Minkie Spiro

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Ed Burns (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Evelyn Finkel
Anthony Boyle ... Alvin Levin
Zoe Kazan ... Elizabeth 'Bess' Levin
Morgan Spector ... Herman Levin
Michael Kostroff ... Shepsie Tirchwell
David Krumholtz ... Monty Levin
Azhy Robertson ... Phillip Levin
Caleb Malis ... Sandy Levin
Jacob Laval ... Seldon Wishnow
John Turturro ... Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf
Ben Cole ... Charles Lindbergh
Kristen Sieh ... Selma Wishnow
Steven Maier ... Shushy Margulis
David Pittu ... Irv Simkowitz
Eleanor Reissa Eleanor Reissa ... Mrs. Finkel

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The Plot Against America, a six-part miniseries based on the novel by Philip Roth. The Plot Against America imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey. The story follows the family as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation towards fascism.

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Trivia

The "Spirit of St. Louis" used is a 100% accurate, flying reproduction of the original Ryan NYP, built by volunteers at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, N.Y. (with technical assistance from the National Air and Space Museum, where the original "N-X-21" resides). The flying reproduction appears May through October, in the Aerodrome's "Pioneers of Aviation" weekend airshows. See more »

Goofs

The pinball machine being played by Shushy is a D. Gottlieb Spot-A-Card, released in November 1941, seventeen months from the time frame of the episode. In addition, the original bumpers have been replaced with mismatched units from later decades. See more »

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promising start
22 March 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

No doubt, a challenge. Beautiful frame, admirable construction of atmosphere, great portrait of Jewish life style and nice come back of Winona Ryder and John Turturro. But the star of serie seems be Morgan Spector. So, good premises, hopeful start.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Annapurna Pictures See more »
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