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Director:
Writers:
Jim Biederman (screenplay) &
Stuart Burkin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 March 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not a bad film at all See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Arthur J. Nascarella ... DEA Agent (as Arthur Nascarella)
Stephen Earnhart ... DEA Agent

Evan Handler ... Ray Baker

Wil Horneff ... Andy Yates

John Slattery ... Sheriff Bill Johnson

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Jake Yates (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Lisa Emery ... Alice Yates
Michael P. Moran ... Henry Upton

Frederick Weller ... Bucky Upton (as Fred Weller)
Pat Jordan ... Molly - Day Waitress

James Van Der Beek ... James Peterson (as James Van Derbeek)

Kris Park ... Phil Jones

Anthony Ruivivar ... Roberto Fuentes

Paula Garcés ... Mina Fuentes (as Paula Garces)
Roy Barnitt ... Big John

Bill Raymond ... Roger Barnes

Julianne Nicholson ... Lou Yates

Mary McCormack ... Agent Becka Anslinger
Sheila Marr ... Thelma - Night Waitress

Will McCormack ... Charlie McCormack
Sashe Annete ... Katie Barnes (as Sharon Annett)
Guy Griffis ... Lane 'Old Man' Jackson
Jim Biederman ... Deputy Tommy Hill
James Krieg ... Counter Clerk at Deli

Josh Lucas ... Clay Upton
Lizbeth MacKay ... Bridget Barnes (as Lizbeth Mackay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Dishwasher

Directed by
Stuart Burkin 
 
Writing credits
Jim Biederman (screenplay) &
Stuart Burkin (screenplay) &
David M. Korn (screenplay)

Produced by
Ron Kastner .... producer
John Rath .... co-producer (as A. John Rath)
Lemore Syvan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Rabjohns 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Bokelberg 
 
Film Editing by
Yasmine Amitai 
 
Casting by
Jennifer McNamara 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll 
 
Costume Design by
Azan Kung 
 
Production Management
Bernadette Lee .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chip Signore .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kirsten Kearse .... art department coordinator
Alexander Westerman .... preproduction researcher (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andy Kris .... supervising sound editor
James Palumbo .... assistant sound editor
Dave Paterson .... sound effects editor (as David Paterson)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory L. Edwards .... best boy grip
Daryl Furr .... electrician
David Harges .... assistant camera
David Harges .... electrician
Patrick R. Heffernan .... set grip
Susanna Virtanen .... first assistant camera
Glen Weinstein .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eden Miller .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Regan Avery .... assistant editor
Ron Cohen .... assistant editor
P. Scott Nelson .... post-production coordinator
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Allan F. Nicholls .... music supervisor (as Allan Nicholls)
 
Other crew
Baker .... assistant production coordinator
Brian Ferraiolo .... production assistant
Claudio Kuhn .... production assistant
Randy Scooter Lammey .... location assistant
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Joseph Stephans .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cash Crop" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for drug content and language
Runtime:
96 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad film at all, 7 July 2001
Author: xhari_nairx from oakland

I got to see this film because my friend wanted to see Dawson Creek stoned. She got what she wanted, the dude was in the movie for about two scenes he was high as a kite. But the movie isn't about that and it's not a stoner comedy as the ads make it out to be. This actually turned out to be the best movie that friend rented in a while, though that's not saying much. It's a drama about small town farmers who decide to grow marijuana to survive in troubled times. The best part of the film was the storylines involving the farmers themselves and the local Sherriff and DEA agent. Those storylines are realistic and provide interesting motivations and insights about marijuana production and the role of law enforcement. These farmers are not bad people and, while they may be a little naive, they are simply trying to survive when they're only other option would be losing their farms. While the DEA agent offers by the books interpretation of what they do, the Sherriff is conflicted because he knows why they are doing it and he wonders if a big pot bust would be bad for the small town's psyche.

The film bogs down with the story of the farmer's son, an innocent and earnest Will Horneff. This isn't a pro-legalization film, if anything the Horneff character is the moral voice of the film. His character is angry about his parents growing weed not because he's afraid of their well-being with the DEA sniffing around, but because he believes it's simply a bad thing to do, even though he hangs around kids who smoke it all the time. His intolerance grows as it get's closer to home. Even though much of the film tries (and succeeds) to be even-handed about the issue, in the end it has a pretty clear anti-weed stance. All the characters who do smoke weed are jerks. The dealers are jerks, even the sexist brother of the cute candy-striper. The only characters involved with it with any redeeming value in the film are the farmers, and of course, they are just doing it to survive. This is somewhat disappointing, whether or not it was a case of the film-makers not havingenough guts to remain neutral or it was the film-makers asserting their point of view. The film is strongest when it is neutral, but the fact that in the end the film isn't neutral doesn't kill it.

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