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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
Bradford Cox .... sound effects editor (as Brad Cox)
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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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of my top films this year., 5 June 2006
Author: D. Zuckerman from Los Feliz, CA

I saw this film in L.A. at the Sunset 5. I had no idea what to expect but that is what I like about independent film. Independent being the key word here. I usually do not comment on IMDb but I felt compelled to after reading a few of the verbal assaults on this film. I am a successful person in the entertainment world and I have seen this happen before. A great film gets slammed by a lot of jealous people who wished they had made the film or film students who think they would have made a better one. Well you didn't and like 99.99 percent of the world you never will. I can see that the comments range from very negative to very positive minus anything average. People either love this movie or hate it. That is because there is a lot of passion behind it. I vividly remember parts of this film and considering the budget it was probably made for, "IOWA" is an amazing accomplishment. It is my understanding that this is also a major problem in the Midwest. Farnsworth should be regarded as pioneer. Not a copycat. People are calling this just another drug film with similarities to Spun, Natural Born Killers, and many other films made by seasoned industry vets who's first films would probably not stack up against Farnsworth's. The film does have faults but the sheer fact that names Like David Lynch are mentioned in the New York Post review of "IOWA" should tell us we have found a new voice and we should pay attention because whether or not you love the film it's choice of topic is a Noble one. There has never been a film made about meth in the Midwest to my knowledge. That means this is not just another drug film. I feel this film will gain momentum even with some of the negative reviews and people will open up to the new director. Honestly when I first saw the poster I thought is was Scarlet Johansson and Brad Pitt in a film I had not heard about. That alone is enough to make some of the not so pretty people out there write with unneeded negativity and pound away at the keyboard. Not everybody has the ability to do all the things Farnsworth did on "IOWA'. As strong as it was I am really interested to see him do a film with only one or two jobs.

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I Live in Iowa sarahtheacrobat
what about the others that was in it farrisjeremy84
Iowa = real life devsam2002
I don't get it . . . TinaTanberk
This is a bad movie and not at all realistic darleneshadow
What's In Iowa Anyway? ashthecat3
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