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Director:
Writer:
Terrence Malick (written by)
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Release Date:
13 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You've got to go through Hell before you get to Heaven See more »
Plot:
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Gere ... Bill

Brooke Adams ... Abby

Sam Shepard ... The Farmer
Linda Manz ... Linda

Robert J. Wilke ... The Farm Foreman (as Robert Wilke)
Jackie Shultis ... Linda's Friend

Stuart Margolin ... Mill Foreman
Timothy Scott ... Harvest Hand (as Tim Scott)
Gene Bell ... Dancer
Doug Kershaw ... Fiddler

Richard Libertini ... Vaudeville Leader
Frenchie Lemond ... Vaudeville Wrestler
Sahbra Markus ... Vaudeville Dancer
Bob Wilson ... Accountant
Muriel Jolliffe ... Headmistress
John Wilkinson ... Preacher
King Cole ... Farm Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Terrence Malick ... Mill Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Terrence Malick 
 
Writing credits
Terrence Malick (written by)

Produced by
Jacob Brackman .... executive producer
Bert Schneider .... producer
Harold Schneider .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros  (as Nestor Almendros)
 
Film Editing by
Billy Weber 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Fisk 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Jerry R. Allen (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Jamie Brown .... makeup artist
Bertine Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Coulter Adams .... second unit manager
Les Kimber .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacob Brackman .... second unit director
Skip Cosper .... first assistant director
Rob Lockwood .... second assistant director
Martin Walters .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Johnny Lattanzio .... painter (as John Lattanzio)
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Barry Merrells .... assistant propmaster
 
Sound Department
Philip Boole .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Robert Burton .... special audio assistant
Allen Byers .... special audio assistant
Charles L. Campbell .... sound effects editor (as Charles Campbell)
James Cox .... special sound effects
Peter Gregory .... sound crew: Glen Glenn
Louis Hogue .... boom operator
Stephen Katz .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Katz)
Glen Lambert .... boom operator
Jean Marler .... sound crew: Glen Glenn
Clyde McKinney .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Colin C. Mouat .... sound effects editor (as Colin Mouat)
John T. Reitz .... sound effects mixer (as John Reitz)
George Ronconi .... sound mixer
Alan Splet .... special audio assistant
Robert Thirlwell .... sound crew: Glen Glenn
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer
Joe Wachter .... sound crew: Glen Glenn
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer
Sharron Miller .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mel Merrells .... special effects
John Thomas .... special effects
 
Stunts
Erin Talbott .... stunt flyer
Joe Watts .... stunt flyer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailey .... camera operator
Edie Baskin .... special still photographer
Edie Baskin .... title photographer
James F. Boyle .... gaffer (as James Boyle)
Robert Eber .... special assistant camera (as Bob Eber)
Chansonetta Emmons .... title photographer
Bruno Engler .... still photographer
Henry Hamilton Bennett .... title photographer
Clyde Hart .... key grip
Lewis Hine .... title photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston .... title photographer
Malcolm Kendall .... best boy
Frank Merrells .... dolly grip
Ken Middleham .... time-lapse photographer
William Notman .... title photographer
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Kent Remington .... special assistant camera
Paul Ryan .... photographer: second unit
Haskell Wexler .... additional photographer
Andrew D. Wilson .... electrician (as Andy Wilson)
Eric Van Haren Noman .... panaglide operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Terry Bolo .... casting assistant
Barbara Claman .... casting assistant
Gino Havens .... casting assistant (as Geno Havens)
Judith Lamb .... casting assistant (as Judy Lamb)
Karen Rea .... casting assistant (as Karen Grossman)
Elinor Renfield .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jered Green .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Caroline Biggerstaff .... additional editor (as Caroline Ferriol)
Roberta Friedman .... assistant editor
Tikki Goldberg .... editorial consultant
Dessie Markovsky .... editorial consultant (as Dessy Markovski)
Susan Martin .... additional editor
Bob McMillian .... color consultant
Barbara Morrison .... negative cutter
Jeffrey Schneider .... editorial consultant
Marion Segal .... additional editor
George Trirogoff .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gabriella Belloni .... music coordinator
Denny Bruce .... music coordinator
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (as Dan Carlin Jr.)
Enrico DeMelis .... music coordinator
Sandro Fois .... music recording engineer
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... music mixer (as Robert Glass Jr.)
John Iles .... music recording engineer
Leo Kottke .... composer: additional music
Sergio Marcotulli .... music recording engineer
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Rick Smith .... musician: harmonica
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Brumby .... driver
Don Nablo .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Blue André .... executive assistant: Bert Schneider (as Blue Andre)
Wallace C. Bennett .... script supervisor (as Wally Bennett)
Peter Broderick .... special assistant to director
Michael Burns .... assistant to producer
John Chesko .... assistant to producer
Leslie Cox .... assistant to producer
Joe Dodds .... wrangler
Reg Glass .... wrangler
Michie Gleason .... assistant to producer
Dixie Gray .... wrangler
Edward Hill .... senior accountant
Nancy Coan Kaclik .... special assistant to director (as Nancy Kaclik)
Chet Luton .... supervising engineer: MGM
Irene Malick .... researcher
Heather McIntosh .... location accountant
Isabella Miller .... wrangler
Peter Neufeld .... researcher
Clenton Owensby .... technical advisor
Dan Perri .... title designer
Rosalia Purdum .... researcher
John Scott .... wrangler
Nathalie Seaver .... researcher
Michelle Shapiro .... production secretary
Marilyn Tasso .... production secretary
Susan Vermazen .... researcher
Bob Wilson .... wrangler
 
Thanks
Chris .... dedicatee
Dauna .... dedicatee
Deborah Eisenberg .... special thanks
Redd Foxx .... special thanks
Jill Jakes .... special thanks
Joseph D. Kelly .... special thanks (as Joe Kelly)
Tom Kobayashi .... special thanks
Stuart Margolin .... special thanks
Roger Mayer .... special thanks
Patrick Norris .... special thanks
Gordon Radley .... special thanks
Bob Rafelson .... special thanks
Greta Ronningen .... special thanks
Walter Rosenblum .... photos courtesy of
Wallace Shawn .... special thanks
Susan .... dedicatee
Ian Underwood .... special thanks
Wallace Wolf .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The visual motif of the far-off farmhouse surrounded by wheat fields is reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth's 1948 painting "Christina's World" as well as Edward Hopper's painting "House by the Railroad". It is also reminiscent of Reata, the ranch home of the Benedict Family in Giant (1956).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The biplane in the "Flying Circus" is a De Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth, an aircraft first produced in 1931.See more »
Quotes:
Linda:This farmer, he had a big spread, and a lot of money. Whoever was sitting in a chair when he'd come around, why they'd stand up and give it to him.
Linda:Wasn't no harm in him. You'd give him a flower, he'd keep it forever.
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Soundtrack:
Carnival of the Animals - The AquariumSee more »

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90 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
In A Class By Itself, 26 October 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is truly a unique movie: in a class by itself. I had that opinion the first time I saw it on VHS and still feel the same way years later. It's been at the top of my list of favorite movies since I began compiling a list over a decade ago.

It's very dream-like, surreal, a film I never get tired of watching and I've watched this film more than any other in my large collection. If I had to pin it down to two reasons why, it would be the video and the audio.

The cinematography alone makes this movie worth watching repeatedly. Now that we all have access to a widescreen DVD version of this, the scenes are even more breathtaking. (I never had the pleasure of seeing this in a movie theater.)

The same superlatives can be used when discussing the soundtrack, a haunting music score that gets better and better each time one views this film. In fact, lately it's the music more than anything else I miss when I go periods without viewing this film.

The story is a simple one and is explained by others here. No need to repeat it. I find the narration to be unique, an unusual insight into the characters of the film and the thoughts of the little girl (Linda Manz), who does the narrating. The characters that continually fascinate me are Brooke Adams, as the lead female, and Robert J. Wilke, as the farm foreman. I guess it's their faces that intrigue me. Adams' down-turned mouth and sad look and Wilke's wrinklies catch my attention every time.

The story is interesting, generally low-key but with a few quick violent scenes that are quite memorable. More than that, one gets an incredible feel for the land and for the migrant workers of that time period. Another nice aspect of this film is the very small amount of profanity. Kids probably would be bored with this film but at least I wouldn't be afraid to show it to them.

But as many pluses as the story boasts, that haunting music and those incredible visuals are what drive me back for more. Great, great stuff.

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