Release date: 19 September 1997(USA)
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Plot Synopsis
A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Editorial Review
Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfeiffer are quietly dazzling in this underrated adaptation of Jane Smiley's best-selling modern version of King Lear. The two play sisters of a stubborn, alcoholic Iowa farmer (Jason Robards), who decides to leave his fertile farm to them and their youngest sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh). It is a decision that rends the family, setting siblings against one another and forcing long-held secrets out of their guilty closets. The family dynamics become ever more destructive, and the refuge of sanity the two older sisters have created may be their only salvation. It's a tragedy not quite on a Shakespearean scale, but anyone who appreciates the difficulties of a dysfunctional family will relate to the heartbreak--and the promise of redemption. Pfeiffer especially is breathtaking as the good housewife Rose, whose rage at her father and her husband is never far from her placid surface. -- Anne Hurley (
Cast (in credits order)
Jessica Lange .... Ginny Cook Smith
Michelle Pfeiffer .... Rose Cook Lewis
Jennifer Jason Leigh .... Caroline Cook
Jason Robards .... Larry 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
Kenneth Tigar .... Doctor
Steve Key .... Loren Clark
Dan Conway .... Henry Dodge
Stan Cahill .... Frank
Ray Baker .... Wallace Crockett
Beth Grant .... Roberta
Andrea Nittoli .... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Gunton .... Judge (uncredited)
UK, Japan Adv
DVD Leaflet
My Ticket of ''A Thousand Arces''
Movie still
On the set of "A Thousand Acres"
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Germany Official Press Book
Germany Official Presskit
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