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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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Richard Pearce
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Jewell Ivy
Sam Shepard ... Gil Ivy
Wilford Brimley ... Otis
Matt Clark ... Tom McMullen
Theresa Graham Theresa Graham ... Marlene Ivy (as Therese' Graham)
Levi L. Knebel Levi L. Knebel ... Carlisle Ivy
Jim Haynie ... Arlon Brewer
Sandra Seacat ... Louise Brewer
Alex Harvey Alex Harvey ... Fordyce, FHA Man
Stephanie-Stacy Poyner Stephanie-Stacy Poyner ... Missy Ivy
Jim Ostercamp Jim Ostercamp ... Cowboy
Robert L. Somers Robert L. Somers ... Grain Elevator Operator (as Robert Somers)
Frank Noel Frank Noel ... Semi Driver (as Frank Noel Jr.)
Warren Duit Warren Duit ... Preacher (as Rev. Warren Duit)
Conrad Doan Conrad Doan ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosecha de ira See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,443, 30 September 1984

Gross USA:

$9,640,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,640,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Tom McMullen: Listen, you owe the money, nobody forced you to borrow it.
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Connections

Referenced in Shepard & Dark (2012) See more »

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Epilogue and Hymn
Written by George Winston
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Country is a sobering look into how one family deals with the financial failure of a farm.
5 November 1998 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

A sensitive performance by Jessica Lange as a strong wife and mother who fights to save the family farm. A strong cast of fine actors includes: Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark and Therese Graham. This film is realistic,especially for the time in which it was released, 1984. You feel the sense of desperation thanks to outstanding performances.


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