MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,207 this week

Country (1984)

 -  Drama  -  29 September 1984 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,194 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 517 titles
created 21 May 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 145 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Country" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Country (1984)

Country (1984) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Country.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Theresa Graham ...
Levi L. Knebel ...
...
...
Alex Harvey ...
Stephanie-Stacy Poyner ...
Jim Ostercamp ...
Robert L. Somers ...
Grain Elevator Operator (as Robert Somers)
...
Semi Driver (as Frank Noel Jr.)
Warren Duit ...
Preacher (as Rev. Warren Duit)
Conrad Doan ...
Edit

Storyline

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In this country, when the land is your life...you fight for your life

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Country  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$8,400,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First release produced by Touchstone Pictures. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great players, true to life situations
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sobering look at farms in crisis. Shows how farmers tried to hide herds from government lenders, the human cost of financial strain, the hopelessness shown by families who have reached the end of their financial rope. Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange anchor a strong and capable cast that effectively portrays the plight of U.S. farmers in the mid-1980s. Cinematography well done, with Kansas and Nebraska location shooting. Auction scene is heart-wrenching, as a farm held by generations of one family is auctioned to satisfy debtors. To watch the bidders converge on the equipment lined up for sale is a powerful image, repeated many times throughout the Plains states during that period.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
More films like this? BERSERKERpoetry
Make that 2 now... oscarflix
Discuss Country (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page