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Miles from Home (1988)

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

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Frank Roberts Sr.
Jason Campbell ...
Young Frank Roberts (as Jason Campbill)
Austin Bamgarner ...
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Terry Roberts
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Mark
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Tommy Malin
Mary Pat Hennagir ...
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Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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16 September 1988 (USA)  »

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$188,964 (USA)
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Overture to the Impresario
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn
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another actor on the wrong side of the camera
7 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saddled with the foreclosure of their ailing Iowa farm, two brothers do the logical thing and burn it to the ground, embarking on an idyllic crime spree through Middle America and becoming folk heroes, which if nothing else seems to be a great way to meet sexy women. The script makes a brave attempt to dramatize the plight of farmers facing tough times, but unlike the drought-stricken heartland it suffers from an overabundance of corn. For a while the film wavers between being passable entertainment and an embarrassing, beer commercial ode to amber waves of grain, but whenever it threatens to become halfway interesting something obvious invariably happens: a lonely widow becomes available or a cop car comes into view, and so forth. Richard Gere downplays his matinée idol glamour, but not enough to disguise his resemblance to an American Gigolo playing Old MacDonald. And featured in the flashback introduction is (of course) Nikita Khrushchev; it figures that somewhere behind all the economic chaos of the Corn Belt the Commies had to be at fault.


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