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Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. ... See full summary »

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Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Crane's family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Crane farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Crane family and the members of the community. Written by Anonymous

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No one believed him. Now, no one's left to save him. See more »

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11 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,930,001 (USA)
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Directorial debut for David Keith. See more »

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When Zachary looks out of his bedroom window at the glowing meteorite, the cameraman is reflected in the window. See more »

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Nathan Hayes: What's the matter?
Zachary Hayes: It tastes funny.
Nathan Hayes: What tastes funny?
Zachary Hayes: The water.
Nathan Hayes: It's the minerals in it. It's good for you.
Alice Hayes: It makes the vegetables taste weird.
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Followed by The Bite (1989) See more »

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On Daddy's Farm
By Deborah H. Barkat
Courtesy of Barkst - Mac Kechnie
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Oddly entertaining
24 August 2013 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

If anyone who is a total skeptic, then you ought to check out this movie. Wil Wheaton fresh from "Stand By Me", plays the son of an overly religious stepfather(Claude Akins, 1926-94) and brother who works on a farm. One night, a meteorite falls on a farm, while his wife has an affair with the farmhand. In the morning, they check it out. It happens to be not a meteorite, but something else. More sinister. Because when it landed, it dissolved into the ground. So when the farmer began to water and fertilize the crops, it's when the "curse" starts to take place. The produce became filled with worms, the cows and chickens get sick, and looking rancid. And the stepfather become oblivious to the fact that the curse is infected him and his family. Only the brother and sister escape the fate before it overcomes them. Since the mother was already the first victim of the curse, she has the opportunity to take out the unsuspecting developer who has been wanting to buy the land of her current husband. This movie is very absurd to say the least. A very moderate cast. The Wheaton team, and John Schneider did very well. Silly though. 2 out of 5 stars.


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