American Dreamer Movie Details:
|A segment from This American Life
|June 11, 2022 (Tribeca)
March 8, 2024 (United States)
American Dreamer Movie Cast & Characters:
- Peter Dinklage as Dr. Phil Loder
- Shirley MacLaine as Astrid Fanelli, the widow
- Matt Dillon as Dell, a real estate agent
- Danny Glover as a private investigator
- Kimberly Quinn as Maggie
- Danny Pudi as Craig, the Dean of Economics at Brockton University
- Michelle Mylett as a graduate student
- Rebecca Olson as Beatrice
- Kimberley Shoniker as Susan
Dr. Phil Loder (Peter Dinklage), a low-level, adjunct professor of economics at Harvard, has always dreamed of owning a home. His wish becomes a possibility when a lonely widow offers Phil her sprawling estate for pennies. The deal, however, is too good to be true.
About American Dreamer Movie:
American Dreamer is an American comedy film directed and co-produced by Paul Dektor and written by Theodore Melfi. The film stars Peter Dinklage as a professor who tries to buy the estate of a lonely widow played by Shirley MacLaine. Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Kimberly Quinn, and Danny Pudi also star.
The film is based on a segment from the radio show This American Life.
Feature deritorial debut of Paul Dektor.
The film was first announced on February 2, 2021, and production began on March 15, 2021, in Vancouver. Filming also took place in Victoria, British Columbia, where partial parts of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings were converted into “Brockton University” as the film is set in Massachusetts. Filming was completed on April 16, 2021.
American Dreamer premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2022. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 8, 2024, by Vertical Entertainment.