Miles from Home (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Miles from Home (1988)





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Two brothers (Richard Gere, Kevin Anderson) have inherited a large farm (once voted "Farm of the Year") from their father, but cannot keep it afloat. When the farm goes bankrupt, the pair decide to torch the place and take off across the Midwest, fleeing the law to become folk heroes for many rural farmers in the area.


Richard Gere
as Frank Roberts, Jr.
Kevin Anderson
as Terry Roberts
Brian Dennehy
as Frank Roberts Sr.
Jason Campbell
as Young Frank
Austin Bamgarner
as Young Terry
Larry Poling
as Nikita Khrushchev
Helen Hunt
as Jennifer
Moira Harris
as Frank's Girl
John Malkovich
as Barry Maxwell
Judith Ivey
as Frances
Jo Anderson
as Farmer's Wife
Michael Talbott
as Pick-up Owner
Daniel Roebuck
as Young Trooper
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Critic Reviews for Miles from Home

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Dissipates much of its energy with plot developments reminiscent of "Badlands" and other movies about celebrity lawbreakers.

August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

And miles away from entertainment, too...

December 19, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Miles from Home


Strong cast and I enjoyed the visuals that accompanied the melodramatic plot. The chemistry between leading characters worked for me and as the movie flowed I empathized with the farm boys' plight.

Matt Quayle
Matt Quayle

This movie is a reflection of what Iowa was really like at that time in the 80's. Growing up here all I remember hearing about is how tough it was for farmers and many were losing their farms at the time. Wonderful movie. Yes, its not a Hollywood blockbuster, but if you understand what it was like growing up here then you'd agree.

Lance Wilson
Lance Wilson

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