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Released in the mid-1980s, this farm drama stars Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard as Jewell and Gil Ivy, who run a small farm in Iowa that has been in Jewell's family for several generations; her father Otis (Wilford Brimley) lives with them, along with their three children. While the work is hard and the earnings are slim, the Ivys have been able to get by, like most of their neighbors, until a one-two punch threatens to devastate the Iowa farming community. First, a tornado devastates the area,

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Drama

Dec 9, 2003

Buena Vista Pictures

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Jessica Lange received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this compelling chronicle of farming in the Reagan era.

June 10, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Lange and Shepard are effective as modern farmers under threat.

June 12, 2005
Video-Reviewmaster.com

A compelling and important film which presents the anguish, stress and anger of one contemporary farm family faced with foreclosure.

August 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Okay..some of the films in the eighties don't really go the extra mile. This one falls short a wee bit of being truly good.
November 25, 2007
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