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An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
In 1940, there was a large Jewish population in Newark, just going about their daily lives, having Shabbat dinner, talking about the Yankees, and going to work and school. That was true even with Hitler marching through Europe at a rapid pace. Herman Levin (Morgan Spector) is contemplating a promotion that will force his family to move from their relatively safe enclave to the town of Union, where the population is largely not Jewish. When he and his wife Bess (Zoe Kazan) look at a house in town, they drive by a beer garden where a number of Germans yell at them and call them “Juden”. Bess discourages the move, because, growing up in Elizabeth, she knew what it was like to be singled out as the only Jewish family in town. She doesn’t want that for their sons Sandy (Caleb Malis) and Phillip (Azhy Robertson).
Things have been getting tense like that for awhile, especially since Charles Lindbergh (Ben Cole) has been giving indications that he’s going to run as a Republican in the upcoming presidential election against incumbent Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lindbergh, who has proven in the years since his solo transatlantic flight to be xenophobic at best and anti-semitic at worst, is calling for the U.S. to be isolationist with regards to involvement in the war raging on in Europe. Levin and most of his neighbors chatter on the street day and night about it, and Levin doesn’t mince words about Lindbergh, calling him a “fascist bastard” as he listens to a Lindbergh speech on the radio.
Levin’s sons still have some hero worship for the former pilot, however; older son Sandy has drawings of Lindbergh that he has to keep hidden from his parents, and younger son Phillip has a stamp with Lindbergh’s plane The Spirit of St. Louis in his collection. Levin is also dealing with the fact that his nephew Alvin (Anthony Boyle), whom he took into his home after Alvin’s mother died, was not only fired from the mechanic job Levin got for him, but routinely gets into trouble as he runs around with his buddy Shushy Margulis (Steven Maier).
In the meantime, Bess’s sister Evelyn Finkel (Winona Ryder) takes care of their mother and is painfully single. She’s been dating an Italian man in the city, but she ultimately finds out that the man will never leave his wife. But she’s charmed by a Southern rabbi named Lionel Bengelsdorf (John Turturro), whom she meets when he speaks at the school where she substitute teaches.
After kicking Alvin out of his house, Levin thinks better of it and drives the streets of Newark looking for him. But Alvin is somewhere else, driving with Sushy and two buddies to Union to get revenge on a friend of theirs, who got beaten by the same Lindbergh supporters that called out Herman and Bess.
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Original title The Plot Against America
TMDb Rating 7 3 votes
First air date Mar. 16, 2020
Last air date Mar. 16, 2020
Average Duration 60 minutes