A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards Jr.

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Overview

A feminist farm belt version of William Shakespeare's King Lear, this film is based on Jane Smiley's novel about an aging farmer and his three daughters. The Lear-like farmer, Larry Cook (Jason Robards), decides to divide up his thousand-acre farm among his three daughters, but he disinherits his youngest, Caroline (Jennifer Jason Leigh), an attorney, when she expresses hesitancy. The other sisters, Ginny (Jessica Lange) and Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer), take up the offer, even though they were sexually abused by their father as children. They also take up romantically with the hippie son of a neighboring farmer, Jess Clark (Colin Firth), after their own drunken, demented father moves out to live with Clark's father Harold (Pat Hingle). When Rose's husband Peter (Kevin Anderson) learns of her betrayal, he gets drunk, crashes his truck, and dies. Ginny's husband Ty (Keith Carradine) enlists Caroline's help and sues Ginny and Rose on behalf of their father, whom he feels has been treated badly by the daughters. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2018
UPC: 0738329230913
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 27,106

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Jocelyn Moorhouse; KLSC trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Pfeiffer Rose Cook Lewis
Jessica Lange Ginny Cook Smith
Jason Robards Larry Cook
Jennifer Jason Leigh Caroline Cook
Colin Firth Jess Clark
Keith Carradine Ty Smith
Kevin Anderson Peter Lewis
Pat Hingle Harold Clark
John Carroll Lynch Ken LaSalle
Anne Pitoniak Mary Livingstone
Vyto Ruginis Charles Carter
Michelle Williams Pammy
Elisabeth Moss Linda
Ray Toler Marv Carson

Technical Credits
Jocelyn Moorhouse Director
Marc Abraham Producer
Lynn Arost Producer
Armyan Bernstein Executive Producer
Maryann Brandon Editor
Thomas A. Buss Executive Producer
Daniel Davis Production Designer
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Steve Golin Producer
Kate Guinzburg Producer
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Laura Jones Screenwriter
Nancy Klopper Casting
Richard Lightstone Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Diana Pokorny Co-producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer
Jane Smiley Source Author
James F. Truesdale Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Thousand Acres
1. Chapter 1 [13:47]
2. Chapter 2 [10:47]
3. Chapter 3 [11:13]
4. Chapter 4 [14:06]
5. Chapter 5 [17:14]
6. Chapter 6 [9:55]
7. Chapter 7 [13:54]
8. Chapter 8 [14:35]

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