MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 549 this week

Bitter Harvest (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  4 May 1981 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 203 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1253 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 9975 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 628 titles
created 25 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 115 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bitter Harvest" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bitter Harvest (TV Movie 1981)

Bitter Harvest (TV Movie 1981) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bitter Harvest.
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Uninvited (Video 1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A mutated killer cat finds its way on-board a yacht.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Toni Hudson, Eric Larson, Alex Cord
Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of one man's defiance of the United States government. The hero, John Vogelin, is an old rancher whose property adjoins the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. When the U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Ron Howard, Julie Carmen
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Jack Kruschen
I'm a Fool (TV Movie 1977)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A young horse trainer woos a woman with his lies of importance and wealth.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Ron Howard, Amy Irving, Otis Calef
Joysticks (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Jim Greenleaf
Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: Emilia Fox, Max Irons, Barry Pepper
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Janet Munro, John Stride, Anne Cunningham
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, James Whitmore Jr.
Fatal Vision (TV Movie 1984)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An interview with two of the stars on the making of Greydon Clark's Without Warning.

Stars: Christoper S. Nelson, Tarah Nutter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ned De Vries
...
Walter Peary
Tarah Nutter ...
Kate De Vries
David Knell ...
Brandon
...
Dr. Agajanian
...
Dr. Morton Freeman
Michael Bond ...
DeJong
...
Doc
Robert Hirschfeld ...
Harold
...
Lazlo
Robert Behling ...
Art
Ken Hixon ...
Williams
...
Schlatter
Joe Miksak ...
Al
...
Farmer #2
Edit

Storyline

A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dødelig gift  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This was actually based on a true story
3 February 2006 | by (Vancouver, WA) – See all my reviews

I was amazed at this film. The story takes place in a fictional area, but I know for a fact that it was in Michigan during the mid-late 60's My relatives were on farms affected by the poison in this movie and the events actually occurred. Some of my relatives died as a result of the tainted food supply and others came down with horrible cancer growths. To this day, the farmers are not to speak of this event and the government covered up this story very well. I have to give Ron Howard a lot of credit to bring this information to the public, even though most will not know the true story. I do not want to give away the plot, but you must see this for yourself and then see if you can actually believe that it really happened. By the way, do some more research on the foundry sands of Detroit and see what they did there! There is not a movie about that part yet.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Summary kae_12
Far reaching affects DianneBellmont
Still affecting lives DianneBellmont
Discuss Bitter Harvest (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?