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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.

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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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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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Charles During & Anne Wedgeworth also starred in the tv show Evening Shade. He was the town doctor & she was his ditzy wife. 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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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Stakeout (1990) See more »

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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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A must for the Dysfunctional-family library
20 May 2002 | by gboyditSee all my reviews

If Charles Durning cracked you up in O Brother Where Art Thou, then check him out at his best.

Though a little slow-paced and too off-beat for some, I try to watch this one at least once a year. Rare opportunity to see Jessica Lange be really funny. Not that it's a pure, comedic role, but just playing off the insanity of her family-members, she can't help but be funny.

Tess Harper, a really young Patricia Arquette, the President from A Clear and Present Danger (Donald Moffat), and the MOM of the family, will all get a few laughs, but no one more than big Charles.


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