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Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2003

PG|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Jewell (Jessica Lange) and Gil Ivy (Sam Shepard) run a farm in Iowa that has been in the family for generations. The Ivy's make enough to get by until two devastating events threaten to take their land away. First, a tornado tears through the farming community and devastates the area, then the Farmers Home Administration calls in loans owed by most of the area's farmers, which most are in no position to repay. The stress buckles Gil, leaving Jewell to figure out a way to save their way of life.

Cast: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley

Director: Richard Pearce

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1980s, Wife, Husband, Small town, Sacrifice, Quest


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role