American Rust: Season 1

American Rust: Season 1

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The great Jeff Daniels leads this family drama as the chief of police Del Harris in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, helping a woman he loves whose son has been accused of murder.

2021USAShowtime
CrimeDrama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

The Mill

In a small rust belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, Chief... More of Police Del Harris investigates after a dead body turns up in an abandoned steel mill. Series premiere.

EPISODE 1.2

Happy Returns

Harris’ investigation continues. Isaac leaves town. Billy and Lee reunite... More as Buell celebrates a shotgun wedding.

EPISODE 1.3

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Grace enlists help in her effort to unionize the dressmakers.... More The sheriff gets an anonymous tip about the murder in the steel mill.

EPISODE 1.4

My Name Is Billy

Isaac befriends someone who teaches him the rules of the... More road. The sheriff searches for evidence in Billy and Grace’s trailer. Billy tells Lee what happened in the steel mill.

EPISODE 1.5

Jojo Ameri-GO

Harris races the clock in his search for the anonymous... More eyewitness. Lee seeks professional advice about whom to protect. Harris’ old Pittsburgh PD partner pays him a visit.

EPISODE 1.6

Debt Collection

Alejandro learns of Lee’s history with Billy. Isaac turns his... More first trick solo. Harris travels back to Pittsburgh with his old partner to repay a debt.

EPISODE 1.7

Blue Mountains

Billy gets in with a questionable crowd. Isaac travels alone.... More Harris’ investigation into the anonymous eyewitness continues as a high school football player ODs.

EPISODE 1.8

St. Sebastian

Isaac is taken in by a kind stranger. Grace’s union... More drive is put to the test. Billy fires his public defender. Harris realizes what he has to do.

EPISODE 1.9

Denmark

Harris finally finds the anonymous eyewitness. Lee decides not to... More return to New York. Billy is returned to the general prison population to face the consequences of his actions. The D.A. may be forced to drop the case. Season finale.

American Rust: Season 1 | Reviews

Like Mare of Easttown, American Rust seeks to authentically portray life outside the big smoke while a murder investigation unfolds - with Jeff Daniels the pill-popping police chief.

27%30 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Rife with hollow but sorrowful characters, their creation little more than a smudgy panorama of American miserabilism.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What could American Rust possibly have to say about a place it hardly seems to understand?

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Variety

Variety

The plot thrives on contrivance and misunderstanding more often than human emotion...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Tierney is a lightning bug in the bleak black night that is American Rust...

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Paste

Paste

While the framework sounds like it has all the makings of a twisty murder mystery, American Rust has a maddeningly peculiar way of downplaying just about everything...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Merely reproduces the grim cliches that abound in prestige-branded portraits of rural America.

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Decider

Decider

The potential for a more nuanced and complete story than the first episode shows is there, even if it might take a while to fill in the blanks.

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American Rust: Season 1 | Trailers

American Rust: Season 1 | Release Details

American Rust: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.