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A Thousand Acres (1997)

"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Peter Lewis
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Storyline

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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En lo profundo del corazón  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,931,762 (USA) (19 September 1997)

Gross:

$7,928,412 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2012, while presenting the Academy Award for Best Actress, Colin Firth made reference (though not by title) to this movie while announcing Michelle Williams' nomination. Firth and Williams both had roles in A Thousand Acres; Williams was sixteen years old at the time (in his introduction, Firth misremembered her age as twelve). See more »

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The film is set in Iowa but there is a State of Illinois certification sticker on the church kitchen-window frame. See more »

Quotes

Rose: We're not going to be sad. We're going to be angry till we die.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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Steel Guitars
Written by Ron Keel, Hal Michael Monti and Ralph Borchert
Performed by Ron Keel
Courtesy of MasterSource
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A thousand plots, none resolved
6 January 1999 | by (West Frankfort, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie has more on its plate than a sumo wrestler and the result for the viewer is indigestion. There are some good performances, but the subplots are extraneous and largely unresolved.

In addition, I found all the characters unlikeable, and if you can't identify with at least one character, there isn't much to get excited about. All in all, this is a classic example of trying to do too much with too little.


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