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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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Stella
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Ag (Agapanthus)
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Prue (Prudence)
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Joe Lawrence
Tom Georgeson ...
Mr. John Lawrence
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Mrs. John Lawrence
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Janet
Gerald Down ...
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand
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Philip
Nick Mollo ...
Barry Hampton
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Desmond
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Agricultural Officer
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District Commissioner
Ann Bell ...
Philip's Mother
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Gerald
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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.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amores en tiempos de guerra  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$146,083 (USA) (3 July 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the shot of the train approaching the farmer's son standing on the line, a British Railways insignia is visible on one of the coaches. This was not used until the railways were nationalised in 1948. See more »

Quotes

Joe Lawrence: Have you lost something then, Miss Stella?
Stella: No
Joe Lawrence: What's up then?
Stella: Nothing.
Joe Lawrence: Where are you going then?
Stella: Where do you think.
Joe Lawrence: [loudly] Ratty, she's looking for a place to go.
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand: What does she want? A perch?
Stella: Please, I don't need a map.
Joe Lawrence: [loudly] Where can she go, Ratty?
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Soundtracks

Speed the Plough
Written by John Kirkpatrick, Michael Gregory (as Mike Gregory) and Howard Evans
Performed by The Albion Dance Band from Larkrise to Candleford
Published in the UK by Concorde International Management Consultants Ltd.
By permission of Leosong Copyright Service Ltd.
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Three young women from the city working on a farm in WWII England
25 September 1998 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Land Girls is about a British program during World War II that trained women from all over the country to work on farms while the men were at war. Stella, Ag and Prue are three young women from different areas and different classes who go to work on an old farm in south-coastal England. But this isn't a "fish out of water" kind of film - the women adjust reasonably quickly and become part of the family. There is a the crotchety farmer, helpful farmer's wife and good looking son who plans to join the RAF. The war feels generally a bit remote - the young women can see bombing from a hilltop, but aren't in the middle of the fighting.

The movie focuses on Stella, who's engaged to a young man at a nearby naval station. Prue is the somewhat adventurous hair stylist-turned-cow milker, and Ag is a university student off to help her country. Strongly recommended for folks who enjoy realistic settings and anything about World War II home life.


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