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Far North (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 11 November 1988 (USA)
After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kate
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Bertrum
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Rita
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Uncle Dane
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Amy
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Jilly
Nina Draxten ...
Gramma
Tim Hanrahan ...
Boy in Front Seat (as Timothy Hanrahan)
Pearl Fuller ...
Older Nurse
Mary Russell ...
Baby Kate
Sandra Iverson ...
Young Kate
Sarah Gramse ...
Adolescent Kate
Paolo Rossi ...
Boy in Woods
Lindsey Handel ...
Young Rita
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Young Nurse (as Melissa Anderson)
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After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa de Kate é um Caso  »

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$147,234 (USA)
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Melissa Sue Anderson is listed in the credits as Young Nurse, although the only nurses that appear in the movie are seen from the back only. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bertrum: [reining in horse] Mel! You behave! Mel! You're gonna get us killed! Whoa! You son of a bitch! Goddamn it!
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Stakeout (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of the Loon
By William E. Barklow
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
With thanks to the North American Loon Fund
Bird song recordings courtesy of Bill Evans and Cornell Lab of Natural Sounds
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A great film which taps into the "Minnesota Lifestyle"!
2 February 2000 | by (White Bear Lake, MN) – See all my reviews

"Far North" is a great film. Filmed in the fall of 87 in and around Duluth, MN, this movie gives a "glimpse" of Minnesota life for a (disfunctional) farm family of the north in the late 1980's. The scenery is magical and the music (played by the Red Clay Ramblers) certainly fits the scenes and story of the film. Starring Jessica Lange (She was born and raised near Duluth and now lives in Stillwater, MN), who does a great performance as ex-Minnesotan turned New Yorker, Katie (who easily taps back into her northern MN accent). Far North combines comedy, drama, scenery and emotion all in one. This is a great movie to watch if one wants to get a "taste" for some good ole Minnesota flavor!!


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