Jessica Lange
Director: Richard Pearce Cast: Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
, Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
, Wilford Brimley
Wilford Brimley
Richard Pearce

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Released in the mid-1980s, this farm drama stars Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard as Jewell and Gil Ivy, who run a small farm in Iowa that has been in Jewell's family for several generations; her father Otis (Wilford Brimley) lives with them, along with their three children. While the work is hard and the earnings are slim, the Ivys have been able to get by, like most of their neighbors, until a one-two punch threatens to devastate the Iowa farming community. First, a tornado devastates the area, then the Farmers Home Administration calls in the loans on most of the farmers in the area, which they are in no position to repay. With thirty days to "voluntarily liquidate" their property, the Ivys, like most of their friends and neighbors, are desperate to find a way to hold on to their property, and when the stress causes Gil to buckle, Jewell must step in to keep the clan going. In addition to starring as Gil, Sam Shepard also contributed (without credit) to William D. Wittliff's screenplay; Wittliff was also slated to direct, but shortly after shooting began he was replaced by Richard Pearce.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2018
UPC: 0738329230562
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 25,437

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin; KLSC Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jessica Lange Jewell Ivy
Sam Shepard Gil Ivy
Wilford Brimley Otis
Matt Clark Tom McMullen
Therese Graham Marlene Ivy
Levi L. Knebel Carlisle Ivy
Jim Haynie Arlon Brewer
Sandra Seacat Louise Brewer
Alex Harvey Fordyce
Jim Ostercamp Cowboy
Norman Bennett Farmer
Conrad Doan Auctioneer
Warren Duit Preacher
James Harrell Bank Officer
John Jones Band
Ambrose Knebel Farmer
Vern Porter Longley
Robert Somers Grain Elevator Operator
Stephanie-Stacie Poyner Missy Ivy

Technical Credits
Richard Pearce Director
William Beaudine Producer
John Franco Set Decoration/Design
Charles Gross Score Composer
Ron Hobbs Production Designer
Whitey Hughes Stunts
Jessica Lange Producer
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Rita Salazar Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Senechal Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Shearman Cinematographer
David M. Walsh Cinematographer
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Tommy Welsh Costumes/Costume Designer
William D. Wittliff Producer,Screenwriter
Bill Yahraus Editor

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