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A Thousand Acres (1997)

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"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 »

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Trivia

'Jessica Lange' battled with producers during the editing phase of the film, during which time the film had gone through extensive re-editing. When released, Lange stated that the only thing about the film which worked were the performances. 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

Ginny: You think this is bad, Daddy? You'd be amazed at what you really deserve. As far as I'm concerned, you're on your own now.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Just Keep On Holdin' On
Written by Nic. tenBroek (as Nic. ten Broek) and Jenny Meltzer
Performed by Pastiche
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Wonderful, touching movie.
19 September 1999 | by ActressSee all my reviews

This movie was absolutely wonderful. To tell you the truth, I wasn't very excited about having to watch this movie; I didn't see it as being my type, but that just proves that you can't judge a book by it's cover. Jessica Lange and Michelle Pheiffer brought the plot to life with their incredible acting abilities. I'm glad Jennifer Jason Leigh didn't have a big part though, as I am not too fond of her. There is a surprise about the father in the movie too, if you have not yet seen it. It is a wonderful film, and I recommend seeing it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand Acres 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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