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A Thousand Acres (1997)

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

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Larry Cook
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Caroline Cook
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Jess Clark
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Ty Smith
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Peter Lewis
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Harold Clark
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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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1000 Morgen  »

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Box Office

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ginny: It was Rose who dropped things through the grates. It was Rose who sang.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Keep On Holdin' On
Written by Nic. tenBroek (as Nic. ten Broek) and Jenny Meltzer
Performed by Pastiche
Courtesy of MasterSource
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One for the actors.
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A Jane Smiley novel, loosely based on Shakespeare's KING LEAR about the Cook family and its dark secrets. Director Moorhouse seems tamed in her approach, allowing the characters to step forward and take a bow. And how could you go wrong with the talents of Pfeiffer, Lange, Leigh, Firth, Carradine and Robards?


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