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O Pioneers! (1992)

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Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Willa Cather (novel), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Alexandra Bergson
David Strathairn ... Carl Linstrum
Tom Aldredge ... Ivar
Reed Diamond ... Emil
Anne Heche ... Marie
Heather Graham ... Young Alexandra Bergson
Josh Hamilton ... Young Carl
Leigh Lawson ... Frank
Graham Beckel ... Oscar
Bradley Gregg ... Young Oscar
Adam Nelson ... Lou
Darin Heames ... Young Lou
Deborah May ... Mrs Bergson
Christopher Collet ... Amedee
John Durbin ... Father Duchesne
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Storyline

Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the teenager who stirred her heart. He returns 15 years later and rekindles within Alexandra a long-buried dream and newfound desire. Willa Cather's famous novel comes stirringly to life in this made-for-TV movie. Written by SLR

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: O Pioneers! (#41.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johnstown, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed entirely in and around Johnstown, Nebraska. See more »

Goofs

The letter read in the opening scene refers to a "telephone pole." In 1883, telephones did not exist in rural Nebraska. They meant telegraph pole. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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MUST see, genealogically speaking!
26 June 2003 | by cooknenaSee all my reviews

Awesome story of how a woman takes over the ranch aft her father dies. Looking at it from a genealogical viewpoint of a genealogist's....I am so glad they made this excellent film. Stories such as this came from our ancestors for sure as such ocurrences actually did happen very often. Women were left to run many outfits when the men died or went wandering....they had the gusto, fortitude and fight to do it, thats why we are here today, because of these courageous ancestors. Nebraska is a gorgeous state and the scenery is truly depictive of it as I lived there. The culmination of the two childhood friends marrying, even though she was 4yrs his senior...happened all too often back in those days. Its a very emotional, heart beating film and well done. Jessica Lange is such a wonderful actress and did an excellent job in this film as did David Strathairn.


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