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Far North [DVD] [1988]

Release Date:01/15/2011

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    Far North
    Writer/director Sam Shepard's jaundiced view of "Lake Woebegone" territory is essentially a vehicle for his lady fair Jessica Lange. Far North is set in rural Minnesota, at the home of a dour, curmudgeonly farm family. Only Kate (Lange) has been able to escape this repressive environment, but she comes home when dad Bertram (Charles Durning) is laid up in the hospital. Despite her city-bred sophistication, Kate almost instantly reverts to childhood, trying desperately to "prove herself" to her misogynistic papa. To do this, she vows to kill the poor old horse that caused her father's injury. Considering its bleak surroundings and vituperative characters, Far North contains very funny dialogue; in terms of the film's cinematic value, however, Shepard's idea of directing seems to be to yell "Action!" and hope for the best. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jessica Lange
      Jessica Lange - Kate
    • Charles Durning
      Charles Durning - Bertrum
    • Tess Harper
      Tess Harper - Rita
    • Donald Moffat
      Donald Moffat - Uncle Dane
    • Ann Wedgeworth
      Ann Wedgeworth - Amy

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