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Director  Richard Pearce
Screenplay  William D. Wittliff
Writer  William D. Wittliff
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United States
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Release date  September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28)
Music director  Charles Gross, George Winston
Cast  Jessica Lange (Jewell Ivy), Sam Shepard (Gil Ivy), Wilford Brimley (Otis), Matt Clark (Tom McMullen)
Similar movies  The River (1984)

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Country is a 1984 American drama film which follows the trials and tribulations of a rural family as they struggle to hold on to their farm during the trying economic times experienced by family farms in 1980s America. The film was written by William D. Wittliff and stars real-life couple Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard. The film was directed by Richard Pearce and was shot on location in Dunkerton and Readlyn Iowa and at Burbank's Walt Disney Studios.


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The film was Touchstone Pictures' second production, the first being Splash. Lange, who also co-produced the film, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe award for her role.

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Then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan stated in his personal diary that this film "was a blatant propaganda message against our agri programs." Some members of the U.S. Congress took the film so seriously that Jessica Lange was brought before a congressional panel to testify as an expert about living on family farms.

Country was one of three 1984 films, including The River and Places in the Heart, that dealt with the perspective of family farm life "struggles".

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Gilbert "Gil" Ivy (Sam Shepard) and his wife Jewell (Jessica Lange) have worked Jewell's family farm for years, and her father Otis (Wilford Brimley) doesn't want to see his family farm lost to foreclosure. However, low crop prices, pending FHA loans and a tornado all put pressure on the struggling family as they face hardship and the prospect of losing their home and livelihood.


  • Jessica Lange as Jewell Ivy
  • Sam Shepard as Gilbert "Gil" Ivy
  • Wilford Brimley as Otis
  • Matt Clark as Tom McMullen
  • Therese Graham as Marlene Ivy
  • Levi L. Knebel as Carlisle Ivy
  • Jim Haynie as Arlon Brewer
  • Sandra Seacat as Louise Brewer
  • Alex Harvey as Fordyce
  • Stephanie Stacie-Poyner as Missy Ivy
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