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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

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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Storyline

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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Drama

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Trivia

Melissa Sue Anderson is listed in the credits as Young Nurse, although the only nurses that appear in the movie are seen from the back only. 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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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of the Loon
By William E. Barklow
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
With thanks to the North American Loon Fund
Bird song recordings courtesy of Bill Evans and Cornell Lab of Natural Sounds
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dysfunction without the fun
18 November 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Grumpy old Bertrum (Charles Durning) is in the hospital after an incident with his horse. His oldest daughter Kate (Jessica Lange) has returned home and he wants her to kill the horse for revenge. Kate is reluctant. Middle child Rita (Tess Harper) is stable. Youngest Jilly (Patricia Arquette) is a wild child. The mother (Ann Wedgeworth) is flighty and delusional. Uncle Dane (Donald Moffat) is also in the hospital and helps Bertrum run away.

Sam Shepard wrote and directed this movie. It's a bit of a mess. The dysfunctional family of crazy characters could be good building blocks for a compelling story. Shooting the horse is not the highest of stakes. There is a lot of complaining and fighting without going anywhere. The plot needs a destination. This has many great actors and they infuse their characters with life. It would be nice to have a good plot to put these character into.


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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$147,234
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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