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Memorable Movie Quotes
The Postman: Wouldn't it be great if wars could be fought just by the assholes who started them?
The Postman: You're no general. You're not even a good painter.
Abby: You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket.
Postman: When I was a kid, we all wore our hats backwards. We thought it was cool.
General Bethlehem: Great men were made by other great men. Patton had Rommel. Grant had Lee!
Behind-the-scenes images from location shooting were broadcast live over the Internet.
The Postman's fake president was named "Richard Starkey", the real name of Ringo Starr.
One of the films playing on the movie screen at the Army Camp is "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon".
The crew referred to the film as "Dirt World".
The cities of Pineview and Benning where both filmed in the small town of Metaline Falls, Washington. Tons of dirt was brought in to turn the paved roads into dirt roads and a lot of work was put into to make the buildings look old and distressed.
Residents of an apartment building in Metaline Falls, Washington were paid to have their windows blown out during the "Hannibal at the gate" scene that takes place in Benning. The apartments were later repaired and cleaned up, returning them to new.
The area of Metaline Falls, Washington (where a lot of the filming took place) did not have much to offer for housing film crews (like hotels) so many of the crew stayed at local campsites, rented rooms from locals. Kevin Costner rented a house from a resident of the nearby town of Ione, Washington. The stars and crew treated the locals very kindly even when approached for autographs when eating in local restaurants.
Tom Petty mentioned back in 1982 while filming the video for his song "You Got Lucky" (a post apocalyptic themed story) he wanted to do a small part in a futuristic movie. He said he wanted to portray a post war character, which he finally did in this movie.
The protagonist is referred to as The Postman or Shakespeare. In the novel his name was Gordon Krantz.
When the Postman finds the old Zippo that was owned by the now deceased postman, he flicks the flint, and is surprised to find that it lights. Seeing as how that the deceased postman is now a skeleton, he has been there for quite a while. The Zippo fuel (naphtha) evaporates quite quickly, and after a few days the lighter will be useless unless he came across a bottle of naphtha.
Box Office Info USA
Opening Weekend: $5,260,324
Anacortes, Washington, USA(Final scene with Mary Stuart Masterson)
Bend, Oregon, USA
Boundary Dam, Metaline Falls, Washington, USA (Bridge City scenes)
Central Oregon, Oregon, USA
Green Valley, Arizona, USA
Nogales, Arizona, USA
Redmond, Oregon, USA
Sahuarita, Arizona, USA
Three Lynx, Oregon, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA