Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
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Based on the play by Sam Shepard, this trailer-trash drama pits a pitiful family against con men ranging from sleazy bar owners to shady real estate agents. Adapted for the screen by Bruce Beresford.
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A cast of eccentric charcater actors (James Woods, Kathy Bates) brings class but no emotional resonance to Sam Shepard's 1977 play, an ironic dissection of the American Dream as it affects and destroys a white farming family.
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