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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 2 wins. See more awards »
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Jess 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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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

During the time of production, 'Jessica Lange' was preparing to star in the film version of Colette's novel 'Cheri'. However in the following years, the project stalled and was abandoned for nearly a decade when it was revived by director Stephen Frears who cast Lange's co-star Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead 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

Rose: [referring to her mastectomy] You think a breast weighs a pound?
[chuckles]
Rose: That's my pound of flesh.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Steel Guitars
Written by Ron Keel, Hal Michael Monti and Ralph Borchert
Performed by Ron Keel
Courtesy of MasterSource
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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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