American Playhouse: Season 8, Episode 3

Stacking (15 Feb. 1989)

TV Episode  |  PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama
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A Montana teenager struggles to keep her family's farm together.


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Episode credited cast:
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Mrs. Connaloe
Pat Coggins ...
Irene Dailey ...
Mrs. McGuire
Anna Mae Morgan
Buster McGuire
Clate Connaloe
Gary Connaloe
Kathleen Morgan
Kaiulani Lee ...
Connie Van Buskirk


A Montana teenager struggles to keep her family's farm together.

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Much better than the average rating
20 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies ever. Great acting, beautiful soundtrack (old-timey bluegrass - where's the album??), compelling story. A 1950's Montana family is about to lose the farm due to husband's injury. Wife (Christine Lahti) is at the end of her rope and wants to chuck it all and start over. Teenage daughter (the wonderful Megan Follows), is determined to save the farm. She enlists the help of local ne'er-do-well Frederic Forrest, and love/drama/drinking/fighting/dancing ensues. I loved the cinematography - although filmed in color, one almost gets the sense that it's in b&w because the era portrayed is evoked so effectively. Very strong performances by Follows, Lahti & Forrest, and a nice job by a young Jason Gedrick. Very overlooked film - give it a try.

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