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Bitter Harvest (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 May 1981 (USA)
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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.

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Ned De Vries
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Walter Peary
Tarah Nutter ...
Kate De Vries
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Brandon
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Dr. Agajanian
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Dr. Morton Freeman
Michael Bond ...
DeJong
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Robert Hirschfeld ...
Harold
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Lazlo
Robert Behling ...
Art
Ken Hixon ...
Williams
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Schlatter
Joe Miksak ...
Al
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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.

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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.


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