A Thousand Acres

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1997
  • Running time: 105 min
A Thousand Acres is a 1997 American drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards. It is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Jane Smiley,... read more

A Thousand Acres is a 1997 American drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards. It is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Jane Smiley, which itself is a reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The character of Larry Cook corresponds to the title character of that play, while the characters of Ginny, Rose and Caroline represent Lear's daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The dramatic catalyst in both works is the division of the father's estate among his three offspring, causing bitter rivalry and ultimately leading to tragedy.

Original Release

09/19/1997

US Release

09/19/1997

Cast

Directors

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Writers

Laura Jones, Jane Smiley

Cast

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
Michelle Williams Pammy
Elisabeth Moss Linda
Kevin Anderson Peter Lewis
Pat Hingle Harold Clark
John Carroll Lynch Ken LaSalle
Anne Pitoniak Mary Livingstone
Vyto Ruginis Charles Carter
Ray Toler Marv Carson
Kenneth Tigar Doctor
Dan Conway Henry Dodge
Stan Cahill Frank
Ray Baker Wallace Crockett
Beth Grant Roberta
Andrea Nittoli Kelly Waitress

Producers

Editors

Maryann Brandon

1998 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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