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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

 -  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 ...
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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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Rated R for language, and for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »
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5 May 1995 (South Korea)  »

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Al otro lado del paraíso  »

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How many ways are there to say "overacting?"
15 February 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Before seeing this movie, I would've said that I loved everything Kathy Bates has done. Now it's everything-minus-one. James Woods is pathetic...not his character, his acting. Someone should've told him that "poor" is not synonymous with dirty, nor ignorant, nor cliche. Ditto for Randy Quaid's stereotyping. The only redeeming feature is Henry Thomas, who isn't a strong enough actor to carry this sodden mess. If you enjoy the country, you'll enjoy the scenery. That's the best I can give it.

I'm a serious fan of both independent and quirky films, but this is simply terrible.


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