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Country (1984)

PG | | Drama | 29 September 1984 (USA)
Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jewell Ivy
... Gil Ivy
... Otis
... Tom McMullen
Theresa Graham ... Marlene Ivy
Levi L. Knebel ... Carlisle Ivy
... Arlon Brewer
... Louise Brewer
Alex Harvey ... Fordyce, FHA Man
Stephanie-Stacy Poyner ... Missy Ivy
Jim Ostercamp ... Cowboy
Robert L. Somers ... Grain Elevator Operator (as Robert Somers)
Frank Noel ... Semi Driver (as Frank Noel Jr.)
Warren Duit ... Preacher (as Rev. Warren Duit)
Conrad Doan ... Auctioneer
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Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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In this country, when the land is your life...you fight for your life

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29 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Cosecha de ira  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$24,443, 30 September 1984, Limited Release

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$9,640,000
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One of five cinema movie collaborations [to date, June 2015] of actors Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange. The films include Frances (1982), Country (1984), Far North (1988), Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Don't Come Knocking (2005). See more »

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Another solid performance by Lange...
11 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Iowa farm family, unable to turn a profit, is faced with foreclosure on their land by the bank; the husband--his pride bruised--slips into despair while his resilient wife (Oscar-nominated Jessica Lange) does her best to salvage whatever she can to keep the family together. She coddles her father (who blames her husband for losing the grip on the farm), she rallies other farmers for a peaceful protest...she even tries talking a neighbor out of committing suicide. A story on the loss of human dignity and self-worth, intensely felt and well-acted if cinematically pedestrian. The music score (with solemn piano solos) tells you what you're in for: a despairing portrait of our economic times. The point comes through, and yet the film isn't really moving or all that memorable. ** from ****


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