Country

United States, 1984

Film
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A deeply-felt variation of the classic struggle of the working man versus the forces of government. Iowa farmers, Jewell and Gil Ivy (Jessica Lange and Sam Shephard) work a poor farm held by their family for generations. Shephard delivers a performance of immense integrity in his portrayal of a man humiliated because he is unable to provide for his family. The screenplay reflects recent events in the US where struggling farmers took on government loans to expand and wound up faced with foreclosure on their properties.

Credits

director

Richard Pearce

co-producer

Jessica Lange

William D Whittliff

production company

Pangaea Corporation

Far West Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39165

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Social conditions

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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