Far North

Far North

Director: Sam Shepard Cast: Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Tess Harper


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2011
UPC: 0883904201359
Original Release: 1988
Source: Mgm Mod
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 12,665

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jessica Lange Kate
Charles Durning Bertrum
Tess Harper Rita
Donald Moffat Uncle Dane
Ann Wedgeworth Amy
Patricia Arquette Jilly
Nina Draxten Gramma
Mary Russell Baby Kate
Paolo Rossi Boy in Woods
Melissa Sue Anderson Young Nurse

Technical Credits
Sam Shepard Director,Screenwriter
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Robbie Greenberg Cinematographer
Malcolm R. Harding Co-producer
Malcolm Harding Producer
Jack Herrick Score Composer
Peter Jamison Production Designer
Carolyn Pfeiffer Co-producer
Red Clay Ramblers Score Composer
Rita Salazar Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Yahraus Editor

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