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The Land Girls (1998)

R | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ag (Agapanthus)
Prue (Prudence)
Joe Lawrence
Tom Georgeson ...
Mr. John Lawrence
Maureen O'Brien ...
Mrs. John Lawrence
Gerald Down ...
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand
Nick Mollo ...
Barry Hampton
Agricultural Officer
District Commissioner
Ann Bell ...
Philip's Mother


During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become best friends in spite of their different backgrounds. Written by Anonymous

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The story of three young women and the events that would change their lives... The friendships that would stay with them forever... and the loves that would change their hearts.


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amores en tiempos de guerra  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,921 (USA) (12 June 1998)


$146,083 (USA) (3 July 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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The Reverend Alan Bennett, seen conducting the christening near the end of the film, is the actual Rector of the church where the scene was filmed. See more »


When Stella receives a phone call from her fiancé, she tells him that the "pips" are going and that he should insert more money to continue the call. The "pips" did not come in until 1959. Prior to that local calls were unlimited in duration and long distance calls were via the operator, who would announce when your time was up and you needed to insert further coins. See more »


Joe Lawrence: Which one for you, Ratty?
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand: The dark one takes my fancy. She reminds me of a girl I met in 1899.
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Nice, somewhat educational personal movie, at times confusing.
31 March 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I found the movie to be a well-acted warm, personal story of three women and the English farming family that they work for as members of the Ladies' Land Army during World War II. However, at times it makes chronological leaps without much warning and it may take a few minutes to figure out exactly what has happened and what the new season is or how much time has elapsed.

It was a very interesting insight into a period of England and the life-circumstances of the country in early World War II. At times though, I had a difficult time distinguishing the subtle English accents and found myself backing up to attempt to re-hear what had been said. Sometimes I still couldn't make sense of the accent, and I'm not referring to the usual colloquial British terms that are at times foreign to Americans, although the movie is full of those as well, which adds a very quaint touch.

All in all, it was a sort of feel-good movie that possibly could have had a little more punch in the ending. I was left with the feeling that it was a nice experience emotionally and educationally, but which falls a bit short of some movies of the genre, more so probably because of the production.

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