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A Thousand Acres (1997)

"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Director:

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Writers:

Jane Smiley (novel), Laura Jones (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Rose Cook Lewis
Jessica Lange ... Ginny Cook Smith
Jason Robards ... Larry Cook
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Caroline Cook
Colin Firth ... Jess Clark
Keith Carradine ... Ty Smith
Kevin Anderson ... Peter Lewis
Pat Hingle ... Harold Clark
John Carroll Lynch ... Ken LaSalle
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Mary Livingstone
Vyto Ruginis ... Charles Carter
Michelle Williams ... Pammy
Elisabeth Moss ... Linda
Ray Toler ... Marv Carson
Kenneth Tigar ... Doctor
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Storyline

A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories. Written by Jason Englisbe <zzenglisbej@winthrop.edu>

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Taglines:

Best friends. Bitter rivals. Sisters.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En lo profundo del corazón See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,931,762, 21 September 1997

Gross USA:

$7,936,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,936,780
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Colin Firth and Keith Carradine; and three Oscar nominees: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michelle Williams. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Larry Cook asks why Ty is cultivating the corn. A good question since the corn is chest high and cultivating it without killing it would be impossible. See more »

Quotes

Rose: [referring to her mastectomy] You think a breast weighs a pound?
[chuckles]
Rose: That's my pound of flesh.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Drink Called Love
(1997)
Written by Dominic Miller and William Topley
Performed by William Topley
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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One for the actors.
21 January 2002 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

A Jane Smiley novel, loosely based on Shakespeare's KING LEAR about the Cook family and its dark secrets. Director Moorhouse seems tamed in her approach, allowing the characters to step forward and take a bow. And how could you go wrong with the talents of Pfeiffer, Lange, Leigh, Firth, Carradine and Robards?


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