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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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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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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:

USA See more »

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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

Michelle Pfeiffer, who produced the film, wanted Paul Newman to play patriarch Larry Cook, but he turned down the role. 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

Larry Cook: You can't have children, but you, Rose, your children will laugh when you die.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Harleys & Horses
Written by Ron Keel, Hal Michael Monti and Ralph Borchert
Performed by Ron Keel
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Sometimes a gift is a burden
6 July 1999 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Not even a great cast can save this maudlin movie. The book was very good, but the movie is sappy and long and boring. I don't understand why they never told Caroline of her father's unspeakable sins. The book deserved better.


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