• Amber Waves (1980)

Amber Waves

Release Date: 1980

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When ailing Kansas wheat farmer Elroy "Bud" Burkhardt (Dennis Weaver) discovers he has lung cancer, the fiercely independent man grudgingly agrees to hire a laborer to help him harvest the season's crops. He finds a most unlikely candidate for the job -- hitchhiker Larry Koenig (Kurt Russell), an indolent New York model rendered unemployable by a facial injury. But for Koenig to become a viable farmhand, Burkhardt will have to teach him the value of an honest day's work.

Cast: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Daughter , Moving , Rivalry , Love , 1970s , Transformation , Heartwarming , Melodramatic

Awards

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special
Nominated Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
Nominated Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or Special
Nominated Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or Special