Curse of the Starving Class


Curse of the Starving Class

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This drama critically examines the destructive effects of the American dream on a poor farming family. Although irresponsible Weston has grand plans for the family's run-down farm, his dissatisfied wife devises a plot to sleep with a greedy land developer so he will buy their farm.


James Woods
as Weston Tate
Kathy Bates
as Ella Tate
Henry Thomas
as Wesley Tate
Lauren Abels
as Taylor's Assistant
Jerry Biggs
as Policeman
Gary Carter
as Weston's Buddy No. 1
Peyton E. Park
as Weston's Buddy No. 2
Roy Del Ruth
as Ellis' Buddy
Stacie McDavid
as Alibi Witness No. 1
Kimberly Gardener
as Alibi Witness No. 2
Sue Shelley
as Town Gossip
Michele Cochran
as Hotel Waitress
Choua Moua
as Vietnamese Woman
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  • A cast of eccentric charcater actors (James Woods, Kathy Bates) brings class but no emotional resonance to Sam Shepard's 1977 play, an ironic dissection of the American Dream as it affects and destroys a white farming family.

    Apr 26, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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