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Country: USA

Genre: Coming of Age, Drama



With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley (Alex Neustaedter) becomes a telegraph messenger boy to support his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses (Spencer Howell). As spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope - and death - to the good people of Ithaca.


  • Based on the 1943 novel "The Human Comedy" by Armenian-American writer William Saroyan (1908-1981)
Picture for Ithaca


  • Alex Neustaedter [ALUMNUS]
  • Meg Ryan
    (Kate Macauley)
  • Jack Quaid
    (Marcus Macauley)
  • Spencer Howell
    (Ulysses Macauley)
  • Sam Shepard
    (Willie Grogan)
  • Hamish Linklater
    (Tom Spangler)
  • Tom Hanks
    (Matthew Macauley)
  • Christine Nelson
    (Bess Macauley)
  • James McCool
  • Ethan Wasson
  • Nathan Riter
  • Connor Berry
    (Nickie - uncredited)

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