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Subject: Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
Date Posted: 4/15/2010 7:45 PM ET
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I read this short story in high school and then saw the made for Showtime movie...EXCELLENT movie...I was wondering if anyone knows if its on DVD...can't find it at IMDB or Netflix...

 

I know, I know...a DVD is not a book....

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 10:28 PM ET
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It starred Sean Astin, of Lord of the Rings hobbit fame.  Did not find it as a DVD.  It does show up in his SwapADVD bio, but not as a DVD.

"In 1995, he starred in Showtime's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron."

ETA   the older version is available in VHS.



Last Edited on: 4/15/10 11:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/15/2010 10:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2009
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I haven't read the story or seen the movie, but since it is Vonnegut, I looked it up. I found these: 2081 and Harrison Bergeron. I may have to try one of them.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2010
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Try this,   "2081"    based on Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"

http://www.amazon.com/2081-based-Vonneguts-22Harrison-Bergeron-22/dp/B002Y2BDEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271442509&sr=8-1

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 11:13 PM ET
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Didn't know there was a movie based on this story. LOVED this story when I read it in high school. Reread it recently and it's still just as good all these years later. I'm going to try to check out the movie -- thanks for bringing up this topic!

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 10:53 PM ET
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Netflix sucks...dosen't have 2081...