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Miles from Home (1988)

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director:

Gary Sinise

Writer:

Chris Gerolmo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Frank Roberts Sr.
Jason Campbell Jason Campbell ... Young Frank (as Jason Campbill)
Austin Bamgarner Austin Bamgarner ... Young Terry
Larry Poling Larry Poling ... Nikita Khrushchev
Richard Gere ... Frank Roberts
Kevin Anderson ... Terry Roberts
Terry Kinney ... Mark
Penelope Ann Miller ... Sally
Helen Hunt ... Jennifer
Francis Guinan ... Tommy Malin
Mary Pat Hennagir Mary Pat Hennagir ... Check-out Girl
Judith Ivey ... Frances
Robert Otis Robert Otis ... Trailer Park Neighbor
Dennis Blome Dennis Blome ... Sheriff
Laurie Metcalf ... Exotic Dancer
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Storyline

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miles from Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,872, 18 September 1988

Gross USA:

$188,964

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,964
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura San Giacomo's first film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture to the Impresario
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn
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another actor on the wrong side of the camera
7 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Saddled with the foreclosure of their ailing Iowa farm, two brothers do the logical thing and burn it to the ground, embarking on an idyllic crime spree through Middle America and becoming folk heroes, which if nothing else seems to be a great way to meet sexy women. The script makes a brave attempt to dramatize the plight of farmers facing tough times, but unlike the drought-stricken heartland it suffers from an overabundance of corn. For a while the film wavers between being passable entertainment and an embarrassing, beer commercial ode to amber waves of grain, but whenever it threatens to become halfway interesting something obvious invariably happens: a lonely widow becomes available or a cop car comes into view, and so forth. Richard Gere downplays his matinée idol glamour, but not enough to disguise his resemblance to an American Gigolo playing Old MacDonald. And featured in the flashback introduction is (of course) Nikita Khrushchev; it figures that somewhere behind all the economic chaos of the Corn Belt the Commies had to be at fault.


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