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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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Des
Jerry Biggs ...
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David McDavid ...
Will
Gary Carter ...
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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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How can you go wrong with Sam S.?
10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm blown away by this piece. I read the play, saw the play...and this movie is spectacular! I'm usually not a big "Downer-Movie," supporter...I like happy endings, but, with that being said...

I felt that the story, the actors, the setting, the cinematography, everything about the movie was amazing.

I grew-up in central Texas and this movie depicted a lot of what I saw in the state.

And it looks like Barak Hussein Obama's driving us right back into the ground again.

I give this movie a 10 out of 10. The acting was the best I've seen in years.


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