The Postman is a 1997 American
epic post-apocalyptic adventure film.
It is directed by, produced by, and stars Kevin Costner,
with the screenplay written by Eric Roth and
based on David Brin's 1985
book of the same name.
The film also features
James Russo, and Tom Petty!
It is set in a
and neo-Western version of the United States in the then near-future
of the year 2013, fifteen years after an unspecified apocalyptic event that left
a huge impact on human civilization and erased most technology. Like the book,
the film follows the story of an unnamed nomadic drifter (Costner) who stumbles
across the uniform of an old United States Postal Service mail carrier and
unwittingly inspires hope through an empty promise of a "Restored United States
Christmas of 1997
from Warner Bros., The
Postman was a major critical and commercial failure,
grossing a total of $17 million worldwide.