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The ice storm

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It was 1973, and the climate was changing.

Rick Moody's scathingly witty novel of the seventies, The ice storm, was published in April of 1994. Reminders were not long in coming that the era it portrayed was now part of history: the month of May began with the death of Richard Nixon, who is virtually a character in the book, and ended with the death of Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of another president whose name is never mentioned, although the events the book recounts take place on 23 November 1973 - the day after the tenth anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination.

Set in the author's home town at the time he was growing up, portrayed parents and children alike floundering in the backwash of the sexual revolution.

Starring Kevin Kline as Ben Hood, Joan Allen as Elena Hood, Henry Czerny as George Clair, Adam Hann-Byrd as Sandy Carver, David Krumholtz as Francis Davenport, Tobey Maguire as Paul Hood, Christina Ricci as Wendy Hood, Jamey Sheridan as Jim Carver, Elijah Wood as Mikey Carver, Sigourney Weaver as Janey Carver, Katie Holmes as Libbets Casey, Michael Cumpsty as Philip Edwards. Written by James Schamus from the novel by Rick Moody, directed by Ang Lee.

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Security censorship classification

M (Adult themes, sexual references, medium level coarse languages)

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113 minutes (1:53 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS retail: 2 April 2001

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