News of the World (2020)

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News of the World
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TitleNews of the World
Year2020
CountryChina, USA
GenreWestern (Movies)
Run Time1h 58 min
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In 1870, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a former Confederate officer who served in the 3rd Texas Infantry, makes a meager living traveling from town to town in Texas and reading newspaper stories to local residents for an admission fee of ten cents. After departing Wichita Falls, Kidd comes across an overturned wagon on the road and finds the driver, a black freedman, had been lynched. He also finds a young white girl who calls herself Cicada and speaks Kiowa. Kidd learns from the girl’s paperwork that she is Johanna Leonberger, who had been kidnapped and adopted by Kiowa six years earlier. Union Army troops discovered Joanna while dispersing a Kiowa camp and she was being taken to her living aunt and uncle by the freedman.

A passing Union Army patrol instructs Kidd to take the girl to Union officials at an outpost in a town up the road. Kidd has little choice but to acquiesce. At the town, Kidd is informed that the outpost’s Bureau of Indian Affairs representative will be unavailable for three months. Kidd initially plans to leave Johanna in the care of friends Simon and Doris Boudlin, but accepts responsibility for returning the girl to her family in Castroville, some 400 miles away, after she recklessly tries to run away with a band of traveling Native Americans during a storm. In Dallas, Kidd stops at a local inn run by Ella Gannett, an old acquaintance who speaks Kiowa and learns that Johanna’s adoptive Native American family was also killed, making her “an orphan twice-over.”

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Cast:

Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Captain Kidd
Ray McKinnon Ray McKinnon
Simon Boudlin
Mare Winningham Mare Winningham
Doris Boudlin
Elizabeth Marvel Elizabeth Marvel
Mrs. Gannett
Fred Hechinger Fred Hechinger
John Calley
Bill Camp Bill Camp
Mr. Branholme
Thomas Murphy Thomas Murphy
Mr. Farley
Gabriel Ebert Gabriel Ebert
Benjamin Farley

In 1870, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a former Confederate officer who served in the 3rd Texas Infantry, makes a meager living traveling from town to town in Texas and reading newspaper stories to local residents for an admission fee of ten cents. After departing Wichita Falls, Kidd comes across an overturned wagon on the road and finds the driver, a black freedman, had been lynched. He also finds a young white girl who calls herself Cicada and speaks Kiowa. Kidd learns from the girl’s paperwork that she is Johanna Leonberger, who had been kidnapped and adopted by Kiowa six years earlier. Union Army troops discovered Joanna while dispersing a Kiowa camp and she was being taken to her living aunt and uncle by the freedman.

A passing Union Army patrol instructs Kidd to take the girl to Union officials at an outpost in a town up the road. Kidd has little choice but to acquiesce. At the town, Kidd is informed that the outpost’s Bureau of Indian Affairs representative will be unavailable for three months. Kidd initially plans to leave Johanna in the care of friends Simon and Doris Boudlin, but accepts responsibility for returning the girl to her family in Castroville, some 400 miles away, after she recklessly tries to run away with a band of traveling Native Americans during a storm. In Dallas, Kidd stops at a local inn run by Ella Gannett, an old acquaintance who speaks Kiowa and learns that Johanna’s adoptive Native American family was also killed, making her “an orphan twice-over.”

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