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Farmer of the Year (2018)

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When Hap Anderson, a widowed 82 year old Minnesota farmer who thinks he's still quite the ladies' man sells his family farm he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. ... See full summary »

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Kathy Swanson, Kathy Swanson (story)
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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Corbin ... Hap Anderson
Mackinlee Waddell ... Ashley Anderson
Terry Kiser ... Virgil Anderson
Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill ... Nancy Anderson
Jim Lichtscheidl Jim Lichtscheidl ... Randy
David Tufford David Tufford ... Lenny
Aaron Courteau ... Aaron
Beverly Golberg Beverly Golberg ... Bev
Nancy Marvy Nancy Marvy ... May
Jane Hammill Jane Hammill ... Leona
Joetta Wright Joetta Wright ... Patty
Ricardo Vázquez ... Blake
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley ... Denny DeKoker
Anna Sundberg Anna Sundberg ... Young Mother
Sue Scott ... Shirley
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When Hap Anderson, a widowed 82 year old Minnesota farmer who thinks he's still quite the ladies' man sells his family farm he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his unemployed and unreasonably self-confident and entitled granddaughter. Together, each with their own issues and conflicting agendas, they head west in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. From finding a place that will cash a Travelers Cheque to enjoying a cup of instant coffee, as the journey progresses so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that their issues are ageless and that family really matters. With typical ...

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Life is one long growing season. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Farmer of the Year See more »

Filming Locations:

Tyler, Minnesota, USA See more »

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The driver, in the wide shots of the motorcycle scenes, was 84 year old Howard Swanson, the writer/co-director/co-producer's father who also built the motorcycle. See more »

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A Movie Worth Watching
13 October 2018 | by kiyamiyohtakwanSee all my reviews

Farmer of the Year is a beautiful story told in a a rich measured way through midwestern eyes. The best stories are where the drama and comedy stem from reality - subtle, poignant, intimate, confusing...yet lyrical in their own way. This is that kind of story. Ordinary. Illustrating that ordinary unfolds in a way that is so rich...in a way that will flood you with emotions.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was even more impressed after reading about the writing/directing/production duo who is responsible for this film - as it is their first feature length film ! As Horsethief Shorty says in the Milagro Beanfield War, " I 'm looking forward to see what happens next"


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