Heartland

1979

Heartland (1979)

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This film, set in rural Wyoming in the early-20th century, focuses on taciturn Scottish farmer Rip Torn. Conchata Ferrell arrives to work as Torn's housekeeper. Conchata hopes to use her savings to insure a bright future for her daughter. Touched by her diligence, Torn slowly falls in love with Ferrell.

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Rip Torn
as Clyde Stewart
Conchata Ferrell
as Elinore Randall Stewart
Lilia Skala
as Grandma Landauer
Megan Folson
as Jerrine
Megan Folsom
as Jerrine
Jerry Hardin
as Cattle buyer
Mary Boylan
as Ma Gillis
Jeff Boschee
as Land Office Agent
Robert Overholzer
as Land Office Agent
Marvin Berg
as Justice of Peace
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An intelligent and invigorating production, blessed by an extraordinary performance from Conchata Ferrell.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A robust and authentic look at the everyday mundane struggles on the frontier.

Sep 24, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Unlike other films of the "farming" cycle (Country, Places in the Heart) casting the lead with a newcomer (Conchata Ferrell), who didn't look like an actress, added to the film's authenticity.

Dec 4, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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