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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 May 1995 (South Korea)
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Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

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Weston Tate
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Ella Tate
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Taylor
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Wesley Tate
Kristin Fiorella ...
Emma Tate
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Ellis
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Emerson (as James Fitzpatrick)
Joel Anderson ...
Slater
Lauren Abels ...
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John Cannon Nichols ...
Des
Jerry Biggs ...
Policeman
David McDavid ...
Will
Gary Carter ...
Weston's Buddy #1
Peyton E. Park ...
Weston's Buddy #2 (as Peyton Park)
Del Roy ...
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Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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5 May 1995 (South Korea)  »

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Great acting in a slow-moving vehicle.
5 October 1998 | by (Salem, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Curse of the Starving Class showcases the fantastic acting talents of Woods, Bates, Thomas, and most notably, Randy Quaid who fits the bill of the sleazy desert-realtor to a tee. James Woods' portrayal of an alcoholic father to a farm family way, waaay down on their luck makes for great acting, but not quite good enough to make this film MOVE. I kept waiting for this story to turn around and pay off somehow, but by the end I still felt dragged down into poverty.


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