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Far North (1988)




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Writer/director Sam Shepard's jaundiced view of "Lake Woebegone" territory is essentially a vehicle for his lady fair Jessica Lange. Far North is set in rural Minnesota, at the home of a dour, curmudgeonly farm family. Only Kate (Lange) has been able to escape this repressive environment, but she comes home when dad Bertram (Charles Durning) is laid up in the hospital. Despite her city-bred sophistication, Kate almost instantly reverts to childhood, trying desperately to "prove herself" to her misogynistic papa. To do this, she vows to kill the poor old horse that caused her father's injury. Considering its bleak surroundings and vituperative characters, Far North contains very funny dialogue; in terms of the film's cinematic value, however, Shepard's idea of directing seems to be to yell "Action!" and hope for the best.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Sam Shepard
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On DVD: Jan 15, 2011
Nelson Entertainment


Donald Moffat
as Uncle Dane
Mary Russell
as Baby Kate
Paolo Rossi
as Boy in Woods
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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