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Far North (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 11 November 1988 (USA)
After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.

Director:

Sam Shepard

Writer:

Sam Shepard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Kate
Charles Durning ... Bertrum
Tess Harper ... Rita
Donald Moffat ... Uncle Dane
Ann Wedgeworth ... Amy
Patricia Arquette ... Jilly
Nina Draxten Nina Draxten ... Gramma
Tim Hanrahan Tim Hanrahan ... Boy in Front Seat (as Timothy Hanrahan)
Pearl Fuller Pearl Fuller ... Older Nurse
Mary Russell Mary Russell ... Baby Kate
Sandra Iverson Sandra Iverson ... Young Kate
Sarah Gramse Sarah Gramse ... Adolescent Kate
Paolo Rossi ... Boy in Woods
Lindsey Handel Lindsey Handel ... Young Rita
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Young Nurse (as Melissa Anderson)
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After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.

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Charles Durning and Jessica Lange also played father and daughter in Tootsie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bertrum: [reining in horse] Mel! You behave! Mel! You're gonna get us killed! Whoa! You son of a bitch! Goddamn it!
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Voo Doo Child
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Courtesy of CBS Records
Published by Bella Godiva Music, Inc.
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Maybe you had to be there...
19 June 2006 | by elkabong-2See all my reviews

For folks like myself who have lived in the area for a while, this is an interesting little episode. For those who've never been here, it does give a pretty good feel for the ambiance of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

In fact, I may actually know Charles Durning's character from my youth. The town I'm from is south of Ashland but had more than its share of characters... one of them built an early version of a go-cart with a 12HP, two-man chain saw motor and forgot to put brakes on it. He said it was scary going down the road, waiting to run out of gas but the looks on motorist's faces when he passed them made it worth the risk.

Thank you, Mr. Shepard for such an outstanding job of displaying what is humorous about us without insulting us.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa de Kate é um Caso See more »

Filming Locations:

Duluth, Minnesota, USA See more »

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$147,234
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Dolby

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