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Country (1984)

Country (1984)

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Set in rural Iowa, this film focuses on one family, illustrating the struggles of the Midwestern farmer to keep their lands and their families together in the face of a government that is intent on calling in their loans at all costs.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Buena Vista Pictures

Cast

Jessica Lange
as Jewell Ivy
Sam Shepard
as Gil Ivy
Levi L. Knebel
as Carlisle Ivy
Matt Clark
as Tom McMullen
Therese Graham
as Marlene Ivy
Jim Haynie
as Arlon Brewer
Sandra Seacat
as Louise Brewer
Alex Harvey
as Fordyce, FHA Man
Jim Ostercamp
as Cowboy
Robert L. Somers
as Grain Elevator Operator
Frank Noel Jr.
as Semi Operator
Warren Duit
as Preacher
Conrad Doan
as Auctioneer
James N. Harrell
as Bank Officer
Dean French
as Bartender
Betty Smith
as Secretary
Vern Porter
as Longley
Sandra J. Hughes
as Mrs. McAdams
Rudy Newoff
as Farmer
John Jones
as Band
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Critic Reviews for Country

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

Full Review… | August 18, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Country

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.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

A compelling and important film which presents the anguish, stress and anger of one contemporary farm family faced with foreclosure. VERY similar to "The River".

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

Solid drama, with fine performances all around, especially Jessica Lange. Interesting view of modern American farmers, their trials and tribulations. Moving and very well made.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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