Plot & Details
Set upon a struggling turn-of-the-century Texas sugar-cane plantation, this brutal and realistic drama centers on the efforts of an aging plantation boss (Robert Duvall), using convicts for workers, to keep his farm afloat. The story is adapted from Horton Foote's cycle of plays The Orphan's Home.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/06/1991
- DVD Release Date: 04/12/2005
- Distributor(s): MCEG Productions
- Director(s): Peter Masterson
- Starring: Robert Duvall , Lukas Haas , James Earl Jones , Mel Winkler , Starletta DuPois
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Culture Clash,Servants and Employers,Obsessive Quests
- Tone: Atmospheric,Austere,Harsh,Matter-of-Fact,Understated
- Keywords: boss [employer], convict, sugar-cane-plantation, veteran [military]
- Country of Origin: USA (12-06-1991)
- Language: English