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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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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
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Young Kate
Sarah Gramse ...
Adolescent Kate
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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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A Casa de Kate é um Caso  »

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$147,234 (USA)
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Charles Durning and Jessica Lange also played father and daughter in Tootsie. 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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Cockeyed family portrait...some funny scenes, but pointless
1 July 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Pregnant and unmarried city woman returns home to her family's Minnesota farm after her father has been thrown off his carriage by his dreaded-favorite horse; she reunites with her squabbling sister and niece, her dotty mother, her wily uncle (who plays the ponies), and her 99-year-old grandmother. Having recently worked on Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" (with Jessica Lange and Tess Harper, who appear here as the sisters), it's almost impossible not to believe that writer Sam Shepherd wasn't inspired by Henley's eccentric, noodling style. "Far North" sounds theatrical, like a failed play--and it looks that way too, since first-time director Shepherd hasn't any idea how to stage this menagerie. There are, on the other hand, some stray funny moments between Lange, Harper, and Patricia Arquette, and some of the cinematography is striking. The other cast members haven't much to work with (all Charles Durning does is yell after an amusing early hospital-bed scene), while the narrative moseys along, occasionally trading quirks with tics. A peculiar, scrappy little picture that just doesn't work. *1/2 from ****


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