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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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Ken LaSalle
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 193,823 (Germany) (26 June 1998)

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DEM 193,823 (Germany) (26 June 1998)
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Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer, who produced the film, wanted Paul Newman to play patriarch Larry Cook, but he turned down the role. 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: Rose left me with a riddle I have not yet resolved: how we judge those that hurt us and show no remorse.
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Connections

Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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Crazy
Written by Spike Mothers Milk and Brad Nelson
Performed by The Ramblers
Courtesy of T.O.N. Records
Under license from Boxx Entertainment (International) Corp.
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Great performances, great film
9 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I was very moved by the gentle power of this movie and by the mood it created. I think it should have gotten a great deal more credit than it did. I agree that Michelle Pfeiffer should have been nominated, but I think all the performances were outstanding, and that Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange portrayed the deep affinity and conflicts of sisters with great emotional depth and sensitivity. Although I didn't read the book, I found the modern concept of King Lear very cool. I certainly will never look at the play quite the same way again!


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