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The Feud (1989)

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Based on a novel by Thomas Berger, The Feud is a lampoonish look at 1950s manners and mores. There is no love lost between the neighboring communities of Milville and Hornbeck. This is largely due to the animosity between two large and demonstrative families: the Bullards and the Bealers. In the tradition of the Hatfields and McCoys (and also Laurel and Hardy), minor irritations slowly escalate into all-out warfare. The humor is very dark at times, sometimes bordering on the "sick": this is Norman Rockwel as filtered by Hieronymus Bosch. Because the actors play their roles in a broad, slapsticky manner, The Feud is liable to turn off as many viewers as it attracts, but that's the peril of being a "cult film."

Cast

Joe Grifasi
as Bud Bullard
Gale Mayron
as Bernice
David Strathairn
as The Stranger
Stanley Tucci
as Harvey Yelton
Ron McLarty
as Dolf Beeler
Kathleen Doyle
as Frieda Bullard
Libby George
as Bobby Beeler
Rob Vanderberry
as Junior Bullard
Mert Hatfield
as Clive Shell
James Eric
as Walt Huff
Joshua Bo Lozoff
as Dickie Herkimer
Rick Warner
as Ray Dooley
Roger Black
as Bartender
George Earl Lee
as Doc Stevens
Tom Davis
as Teammate
Howard Kivett
as Relative
Red Suydam
as Red Sedan
Allen Kelman
as Man at Counter
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Minor lampoon comedy of small town America during the 1950s.

May 23, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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