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Heartland (1980)

Cast: Conchata Ferrell, Conchata Ferrell, Rip Torn, more...
Director: Richard Pearce, Richard Pearce
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Studio: Henstooth Video
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 96 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
The "heartland" of the title is rural Wyoming in the early 20th century, where dwells taciturn, reclusive Scottish farmer Rip Torn. Conchata Ferrell arrives at the Torn spread to work as his housekeeper. Paid near-starvation wages, Ferrell continues working day and night, hoping to use her savings to ensure a bright future for her 10-year-old daughter Megan Folsom. Touched by her diligence, Torn slowly falls in love with Ferrell, and after seeing the woman and her child through the torturous Wyoming winter, he marries her - but their union gets off to a shaky start and threatens to buckle, thanks to several unforeseen casualties. Heartland is based on several autobiographical works by Elinore Randall Stewart. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Anti-melodrama by Texan99 September 4, 2010 - 6:40 PM PDT
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A fine, solid movie. I'm not surprised to find it's based on historical letters, as it's structured more like a documentary than a movie: no little tricks to juice the plot up. These were very, very determined people on the frontier. It makes you want to take stock of your easy life just to watch them.

I've never yet been disappointed by anything with Rip Torn in it.




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She Works Hard For The Money
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Films that celebrate hard-working, independent women (request 'she works hard by playing hard' "Kansas City Bomber"!)
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