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1922 (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.

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Zak Hilditch

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Zak Hilditch (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Wilfred James
Molly Parker ... Arlette James
Dylan Schmid ... Henry James
Kaitlyn Bernard ... Shannon Cotterie
Neal McDonough ... Harlan Cotterie
Tanya Champoux ... Sallie Cotterie
Brian d'Arcy James ... Sheriff Jones
Bob Frazer ... Andrew Lester
Eric Keenleyside ... Lars
Patrick Keating ... Mr. Stoppenhauser
Danielle Klaudt ... Female Teller
Peter New ... Counterman
Peter Hall Peter Hall ... Farmer
Michael Bean ... Funeral Operator
Mark Acheson ... Pawn Shop Clerk
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Storyline

Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer, Wilfred James, who, with the reluctant help of his teenage son, murders his wife to gain ownership of her inherited land. Shortly after, however, strange and supernatural occurrences begin to plague both James and his farm. Is it just simple bad luck, or is it the work of something much more sinister? Written by Jake Logsdon

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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This will be Thomas Jane's third starring role in a film based on works by Stephen King. The other two being The Mist (2007) and Dreamcatcher (2003). See more »

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Several times the abbreviation NE is used for Nebraska. The 2-letter abbreviations didn't start until 1987. In 1922, the abbreviation for Nebraska would have been Neb or Nebr. See more »

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[first lines]
Wilfred James: [writing] To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, willed to my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, following the death of her father. It was much my intention to add her 100 to our 80-acre freehold farm, as it was to someday pass it all on to my boy, Henry Freeman James, and to his thereafter.
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Thomas Jane's one of the finest performances!
22 October 2017 | by sanjidparvezSee all my reviews

Based on Stephen King's novella of the same name, 1922 is like Stephen King's own version of Allen Poe's timeless classic THE TELL-TALE HEART story that set around here Wilfred James, a Nebraska farmer with a bitter wife named Arlette and a loyal son named Henry. This hardworking but not-too-successful farmer finds himself under increasing pressure from his wife when she clearly started to express her frustrations living in the country and wants to sell her all of the 100 acres of land that she got inheritably and move to the big city. Through their disagreements, when Arlette threatens to divorce him, taking the son with her, Wilfred plots to murder her and methodically persuades his son to become his partner in crime. This is beautifully done, an effectively slow-burn horror-drama directed by Zak Hilditch and like the way Carla Gugino turned GERALD'S GAME into her own showcase of versatile acting talent, this time almost an unrecognizable Thomas Jane delivered one of his best performances in career, IMO. His deeply sincere & committed performance as an early 1920s manipulative, desperate farmer with a slowly rotten psyche…was not only an absolute treat but surely this year's one the best so far that deserve some recognition in the coming award season.


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