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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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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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En lo profundo del corazón  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$7,928,412 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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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 »

Goofs

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

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Harleys & Horses
Written by Ron Keel, Hal Michael Monti and Ralph Borchert
Performed by Ron Keel
Courtesy of MasterSource
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An Underrated Adaptation
23 September 1998 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

When I found out that Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jason Robards were teaming for a film based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, I went out and read the book immediately. "A Thousand Acres" was one of the best reading experiences of my life, and while the film couldn't capture the book in its entirety (no film could, unless it were six hours long), I really enjoyed it. Michelle Pfeiffer should have received another Oscar nomination for her fearless portrayal of Rose Cook Lewis, the character modeled after Shakespeare's evil Regan from "King Lear." While all of the performances are solid, they seem somehow timid next to Pfeiffer, who once again proves that she is most definitely not just another pretty face.


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