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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jessica Lange received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this compelling chronicle of farming in the Reagan era."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Lange and Shepard are effective as modern farmers under threat."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A compelling and important film which presents the anguish, stress and anger of one contemporary farm family faced with foreclosure."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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