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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

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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
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Philip's Mother
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Gerald
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Storyline

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) (14 June 1998)

Gross:

$146,083 (USA) (5 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

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 »

Quotes

Stella: When the war came it changed everybody's lives. I left my cosy job in an office and volunteered for the Women's Land Army. We all had to pull together to help win the war. We had to grow more food or starve. I chose the Lawrence farm to be near my fiancé Philip who was an officer in the Navy
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Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
17th century English Melody or music by William H. Monk
Lyrics/ Hymnal text by Cecil F. Alexander (as Cecil Francis Alexander
Sung by the congregation in church
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relief from hollywood
18 March 2002 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Being English might have had something to do with it, but I loved this film. All the acting was outstanding and the multitude of little comic moments had me laughing much more than other 'comedies' that we get from hollywood. Although the central theme of the plot - an unlikely love affair - was a little unbelievable and forced, the gentle pace and quaint bizarre moments, and the refreshing setting made this a view again movie. Weiss character was a little ott at first but she played it beautifully with a surprising comic ability. As for the unintelligible accents, well I suggest that the American market which struggles to understand anything not US formulaic mass media, grows up.


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