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9 March 1980 (USA) See more »
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He was tough, he was hard 'til fate came searching.
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Two seemingly disparate men experience powerful life lessons when a wheat harvester gives a hitch-hiking... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Under the Dome Books Mare Winningham as Mysterious Caretaker
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Dennis Weaver: 1924-2006
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Cast

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Dennis Weaver ... Elroy 'Bud' Burkhardt

Kurt Russell ... Laurence Kendall

Mare Winningham ... Marlene Burkhardt
Fran Brill ... Suze Winter

Wilford Brimley ... Pete Alberts

Rossie Harris ... Dougie Burkhardt

Grainger Hines ... Gregg Burkhardt

Eloy Casados ... Dwight Willits
Bill Morey ... Ansel Porter

Michael Talbott ... Tork Torkelson
Robert Weaver ... Russ Hahn (as Robby Weaver)
Penny Fuller ... Fern Jensen

Ted Dykstra
Jack Goth
Kay Grieve
Lucetta Jenison
Cathryn Johnston
Les Kimber
Don MacKay
Margaret Martin
Walter Massey
Bruce McCloud
Murray Ord
Jon York
Ted Stidder
Tony Whibley
Kay Robinson
Dale Wilson
Jane Wilson
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James Ralph ... Young Farmer (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
 
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Ken Trevey 

Produced by
Stanley Kallis .... producer
Philip Mandelker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Rubinstein 
 
Cinematography by
Donald M. Morgan 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Paul Barnes 
 
Sound Department
Tom Cornwell .... sound editor
Peter Harrison .... sound editor
Andrew Herbert .... sound editor
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
Chris Large .... sound mixer
Eddie Nelson .... sound mixer
George Porter .... sound mixer
Terry Porter .... sound mixer
Jill Taggart .... adr editor
Russ Tinsley .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator
Calvin Sterry .... key grip
Bill Tenny .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Janet Weir .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Rubinstein .... conductor
 

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98 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Classic custom combining movie, 23 April 2005
Author: lightninboy from South Dakota

Everything about this movie is "classic," as far as custom combining movies go. About the only thing wrong with it is maybe too much licentiousness. Weaver and the others do excellent acting. Custom combining is an American tradition since World War II. In the late '70s and early '80s, there were a lot of combining crews, as combines were getting bigger and more comfortable to operate, yet they weren't as modern as today's combines. And a lot of those combines were Canadian-built Massey-Ferguson 760s. This was an ABC TV movie. It was filmed in Canada, though the movie is supposed to occur in the U.S.A. Weaver's character almost kills himself and loses a combine, but the harvest must go on.

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