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An oldie but a goodie ('88) ... not well rated online, but I really enjoyed it, directed by Gary SInise starring Richard Gere & Kevin Anderson with Penelope Ann Miller, Helen Hunt, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalfe, Brian Dennehy ....
Two brothers lose their Iowa farm, and the older one (Gere) is so tortured by this failure that he burns the farm down and drags his brother along on an aimless run from the law. The story would have been stronger if we were given more of a backstory of what happened between his childhood (a brief glimpse is shown at the beginning) and the foreclosure of their home.
Another great movie that brings it home! This movie was made in Iowa, where I come from, and I remember when stuff like this was going on in the rural mid-west. It makes you heartsick. Richard Gere plays the older brother. This is a great story of what the government and big corporations did to the small farmers. Its a pitty. These brothers became rebels when pushed too far!
A bizarre mix of buddy flick, road movie, and social commentary. Gary Sinise does a fine job in the director's chair and the cast is great. Good subject matter and a few cameos, but it still feels like this film is missing an ingredient or two.
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.