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Iowa (2005)

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A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.

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Matt Farnsworth

Writer:

Matt Farnsworth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Farnsworth ... Esper Harte
Diane Foster ... Donna Huffman
John Savage ... Irv Huffman
Rosanna Arquette ... Effie Harte
Michael T. Weiss ... Larry Clarkson
David Backus David Backus ... Nick Slavens
Amanda Tepe ... Dominique
William Wayne ... Joey Wilhoff (as Billy Wayne)
Mickey Jones ... Darrell McNeely
John Tracy John Tracy ... Leo Harte
Muse Watson ... Sheriff Walker
Jack Orend Jack Orend ... Mortician
John Bliss ... Pastor Krause
James Serpento James Serpento ... Gesture Man
Stephen Whitney Stephen Whitney ... Tweeker
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A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.

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They don't just grow corn here anymore.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mystic, Iowa, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Full Fathom 5 See more »
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Black and White (some sequences)| Color
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Esper Harte: [pointing a gun at Larry] Drop your pants; I wanna see *your* penis.
Larry Clarkson: What?
Esper Harte: Drop your goddamn pants; I wanna see your penis!
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Last night at Tribeca...
26 April 2005 | by pointerbSee all my reviews

Day four of the festival, Iowa premiere. I didn't know what to expect from freshman Farnsworth. This film had me jumping out of my seat. Iowa plays like a Public Service Announce meets horror film meets rock video. It makes Requiem for a Dream look like a knock knock joke. I'm from the Midwest, and this didn't make me the least bit nostalgic. Yet, it was the best film I've seen at the festival so far. Amazing performances by all, especially the guy who played the tweaker named Nick. With John Savage and Roseanna Arquette, you knew it would be a solid film. But the younger less known characters made this something special. Great work, Matt. Keep it coming...


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