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Alexandra Bergson (Jessica Lange) inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but ... See full summary »

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Alexandra Bergson (Jessica Lange) inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the teenager who stirred her heart. He (David Strathairn) returns 15 years later and rekindles within Alexandra (Jessica Lange) a long-buried dream and newfound desire. Willa Cather's famous novel comes stirringly to life in this made-for-TV movie. Written by SLR

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Rated PG for brief mild violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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2 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: O Pioneers! (#41.2)  »

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Filmed entirely in and around Johnstown, Nebraska. See more »

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The letter read in the opening scene refers to a "telephone pole." In 1883, telephones did not exist in rural Nebraska. They meant telegraph pole. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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a wonderful memory of my young years on the prairie
28 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up near Red Cloud, Nebraska the home of Willa Cather, author of the O'Pioneers novel. In coming of age I fell in love twice with girls like Jessica Lange. In watching this movie for a second time, I have now fallen in love four times. Most people today associate love with sex, drink, and having fun. They miss the whole point. It is like bringing a city slicker to the prairie and wondering why they just can not see the beauty and joy of nature. If you can not get joy from wheat waving in the wind, you will miss the whole point of laying in it with someone wonderful. This movie brought back these feelings. I even thought wouldn't it be wonderful to have lunch with Jessica Lange to ask what the land taught her.


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