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Iowa -- A tale of corruption in this independent drama from Director Matt Farnsworth

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Writer:
Matt Farnsworth (written by)
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They don't just grow corn here anymore.
Plot:
A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Matt Farnsworth ... Esper Harte

Diane Foster ... Donna Huffman

John Savage ... Irv Huffman

Rosanna Arquette ... Effie Harte

Michael T. Weiss ... Larry Clarkson

David Backus ... Nick Slavens

Amanda Tepe ... Dominique

William Wayne ... Joey Wilhoff (as Billy Wayne)

Mickey Jones ... Darrell McNeely
John Tracy ... Leo Harte

Muse Watson ... Sheriff Walker
Jack Orend ... Mortician
John Bliss ... Pastor Krause
James Serpento ... Gesture Man
Stephen Whitney ... Tweeker

Rocky Marquette ... Cousin Jake
Golden Farnsworth ... Silly Milly
Karen McFall ... Aunt Fonda

David Basila ... Ramrod
Keith Adams ... Shit Bird

Colin Campbell ... Uncle Artie
Seals Hilton ... Mortuary Singer
Pat Hilton ... Organist
Cathy Perry ... Jailer
Steve Faust ... Co-Op Security Guard
Louie Johnson ... Farmer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Smothers ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Matt Farnsworth 
 
Writing credits
Matt Farnsworth (written by)

Produced by
Gregg Elder .... co-producer
Matt Farnsworth .... producer
Diane Foster .... producer
Richard H. Prince .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
John Houghton 
Andrew Parke  (as Andrew B. Parke)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown  (as Bob Brown)
 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Wright 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Soulages 
 
Makeup Department
E. Larry Day .... makeup department head
Angel Radefeld .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chase Newhart .... first assistant director
Karen Reinhart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry A. Chavez .... property master
Jenny Elsinger .... set dresser
Brian Vogelgesang .... lead scenic
Brian Vogelgesang .... on-set decorator
 
Sound Department
Darren Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Cox .... sound effects editor
Bradford Cox .... sound effects editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound effects editor
Michael Jordan .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
Brian Mendelsohn .... sound effects editor
Speed Ratliff .... boom operator (as Dwayne Ratliff)
John Taylor .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Keith Adams .... stunt coordinator
Lisa Hoyle .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kent Abbott .... camera assistant: second unit
Christopher Chambers .... camera loader (as Chris Chambers)
Jeff Dorer .... film loader
Moe Flaherty .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Moe Flaherty .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Allen Grove .... Steadicam operator
David Allen Grove .... camera operator: additional camera
Gor Haroutunian .... grip
Oliver Henry .... gaffer
John Houghton .... director of photography: second unit
John Hudecek .... electrician
Rob Monroy .... assistant camera
Craig Peterschmidt .... additional camera operator
Bernie Smith .... assistant camera
Dean Williams .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Ann Wilkinson .... casting: Iowa
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raquel L. Jaffe .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Nichols .... additional editing supervisor
Zachary Urbina .... editorial production assistant
 
Music Department
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Carla Klein .... transportation
Gracie Klein .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Carol Baty .... location manager
Brian Belise .... production assistant
Ardy Brent Carlson .... office production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Clint Conkity .... production assistant
Pablo Ferro .... title designer: main titles
James Gibler .... production assistant
James Gibler .... stand-in
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Janelle Smith .... key craft service
Zachary Urbina .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Channing Whitaker .... production assistant
Allison Whitmer .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
USA:104 min
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Black and White (some sequences) | Color
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Australia:R | Australia:MA (DVD rating)
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A harsh look at drugs in the heartland, 9 January 2007
Author: joel_the_ghoul from United States

I saw this movie on a trip to Iowa, and not knowing much about Matt Farnsworth, the director (or the subject of meth, for that matter), I had no preconceived expectations, but walked away impressed and educated by a first-time filmmaker's jarring exploration into addiction.

Though Farnsworth doesn't quite explore the psychology of drug addiction as much as he could, the frenetic, visual representation illustrates the world of meth from a user's perspective, providing a sharp contract to the small town setting of the film. Farnsworth is capable in the lead role, but its Michael T. Weiss's turn as a sadistic, power-tripping sheriff that steals the show.

A couple of complaints: Fransworth occasionally goes for shock value, mistaking it for a message of rude awakening. And the hand-held, store-bought-video-camera interludes of the Iowa landscape seem forced and shlocky. The landscape means very little to the film (presumably less than Farnsworth thinks it does, since the movie is named for the state it resides in), as this story could be easily translated to any city (big or small) in the states.

I've read Farnsworth has been leading an anti-meth crusade, and while that's honorable, I hope (for selfish reason) that he has not abandoned directing for this higher calling. I can't wait to see what he does with his second go-round.

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