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A gritty examination of the way that Reaganite economics is squeezing the life out of the small farmer. Shepard is very fine as the farmer, who, with Lange as his land-owning wife, faces foreclosure by the loan company. The scenes of the hard life are becoming familiar from the downhome type of film, but what sets this one apart is the emphasis placed upon Lange, who becomes the mainstay of family and farm. It's not a comfortable film, nor even a very optimistic one, but its power lies in a very truthful depiction of the men and women that the movies tend to forget. CPea.

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Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Pearce
Screenwriter: William Wittliff
Cast: Jessica Lange
Sam Shepard
Wilford Brimley
Matt Clark
Therese Graham
Levi L Knebel
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