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A Thousand Acres (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

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Ty Smith
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A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories. Written by Jason Englisbe <zzenglisbej@winthrop.edu>

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Best friends. Bitter rivals. Sisters.

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Rated R for some strong sexual language | See all certifications »

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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1000 Morgen  »

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DEM 193,823 (Germany) (26 June 1998)

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DEM 193,823 (Germany) (26 June 1998)
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Michelle Pfeiffer, one of the film's producers, traveled the talk show circuit in order to promote the film; a publicity standard she had avoided since the early 80s. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie Larry Cook asks why Ty is cultivating the corn. A good question since the corn is chest high and cultivating it without killing it would be impossible. See more »

Quotes

Ginny: It was Rose who dropped things through the grates. It was Rose who sang.
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Harleys & Horses
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Performed by Ron Keel
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Superb Movie!



When I unsuspectedly rented A Thousand Acres, I thought I was in for an entertaining King Lear story and of course Michelle Pfeiffer was in it, so what could go wrong?

Very quickly, however, I realized that this story was about A Thousand Other Things besides just Acres. I started crying and couldn't stop until long after the movie ended. Thank you Jane, Laura and Jocelyn, for bringing us such a wonderfully subtle and compassionate movie! Thank you cast, for being involved and portraying the characters with such depth and gentleness!

I recognized the Angry sister; the Runaway sister and the sister in Denial. I recognized the Abusive Husband and why he was there and then the Father, oh oh the Father... all superbly played. I also recognized myself and this movie was an eye-opener, a relief, a chance to face my OWN truth and finally doing something about it. I truly hope A Thousand Acres has had the same effect on some others out there.

Since I didn't understand why the cover said the film was about sisters fighting over land -they weren't fighting each other at all- I watched it a second time. Then I was able to see that if one hadn't lived a similar story, one would easily miss the overwhelming undercurrent of dread and fear and the deep bond between the sisters that runs through it all. That is exactly the reason why people in general often overlook the truth about their neighbors for instance.

But yet another reason why this movie is so perfect!

I don't give a rat's ass (pardon my French) about to what extend the King Lear story is followed. All I know is that I can honestly say: this movie has changed my life.

Keep up the good work guys, you CAN and DO make a difference.


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