Far North


Far North (1988)



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In this offbeat comedy-drama, a Minnesota farmer (Charles Durning) is seriously injured in a farming accident and compels his eldest daughter Kate (Jessica Lange) to return home from New York to help out. This film was the directing debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard.


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Ghastly black comedy about dysfunctional family marks career lows for its participants

Jun 21, 2005 | Rating: 0/5

In his debut as a director, Sam Shepard explores family dynamics and the passing of the male mystique of yesteryear.

Jul 10, 2003 | Full Review…

"admirable, if unsuccessful stab at something different"

Jul 29, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

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