Based on the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker's own true story about his search for and encounters with JD Salinger (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper). 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) wants desperately to be a worldly adolescent. Unhappy at his all-boys boarding school, his life raft is The Catcher in the Rye and his unshakable belief that he will play Holden Caulfield on Broadway and in the movies. He adapts the novel as a play and runs away to the mountains of New Hampshire to search for Salinger, the bookas reclusive author. Along the way Jamie is picked up by a local girl, DeeDee Gorlin (Stefania Owen). Their odyssey and the events that follow are a journey into the meanings of friendship, sex, love and loss. To

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Cast & Crew

  • Chris CooperActor

    Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields Lately (1980)", and off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983)" and "A Different Moon (1983)". He debuted in films in the John Sayles movie Matewan (1987). Although his performance was well received, the picture was not successful. Other films he has appeared in include Guilty by Suspicion (1991), Money Train (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). On television, Cooper has been featured in the mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989) and Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), as July Johnson. He has also appeared in a number of television movies. In 1996, he starred in his third John Sayles movie, Lone Star (1996), where he plays Sam Deeds, the sheriff whose lawman father becomes a posthumous suspect in a murder investigation.
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  • Alex WolffActor

    Alex Wolff, an award-winning actor, musician, singer, and composer, was born on November 1, 1997 in New York, New York. He is the son of actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff. His elder brother is actor and musician Nat Wolff. He is most known for his work on The Naked Brothers Band (2007), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), In Treatment (2008), and HairBrained (2013).
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  • Stefania LaVie OwenActor

  • Adrian PasdarActor

  • Amy ParrishActor

  • James Steven SadwithDirector

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