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Director  Glenn Jordan
Adapted from  O Pioneers!
Duration  
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Initial DVD release  April 22, 2003
Creator  Willa Cather (novel)
O Pioneers! (film) movie poster

Release date  February 2, 1992
Writer  Willa Cather (novel), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
Cast  Jessica Lange (Alexandra Bergson), David Strathairn (Carl Linstrum), Tom Aldredge (Ivar), Reed Diamond (Emil), Anne Heche (Marie), Heather Graham (Young Alexandra Bergson)
Similar movies  God's Country, Barnstorming, Bitter Harvest
Tagline  The future was stirring in the land... and in her heart.

O Pioneers! is a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie based on the novel of the same title by Willa Cather. It originally aired in 1992 on CBS and stars Jessica Lange.

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Plot summary

The film centers around a family of Swedish immigrants in Nebraska around the turn of the 20th century. The family's father dies and leaves the family farm to his daughter. She does her best to make the farm work when many others are giving up and leaving.

Cast

  • Jessica Lange – Alexandra Bergson
  • David Strathairn – Carl Linstrum
  • Tom Aldredge - Ivar
  • Reed Diamond - Emil
  • Josh Hamilton – Young Carl
  • Heather Graham – Young Alexandra Bergson
  • Anne Heche – Marie
  • Filming locations

    Much of the filming was done on location in and around Johnstown, in northern Nebraska. Many of the buildings used are still in use today and retain the board sidewalks seen in sections of the film. Also some of it was filmed in Clarkson Nebraska in the northeast part of the state. There, the filiming was done at the city's library, which is now the city's office, and a small farmhouse north of town.

    Awards and nominations

    Awards
  • 1992 Emmy Award - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
  • 1993 Western Heritage Award - Television Feature Film
  • Nominations
  • 1992 Emmy Award - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special
  • 1993 Golden Globe award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Jessica Lange).
  • References

    O Pioneers! (film) Wikipedia
    O Pioneers! (film) IMDb O Pioneers! (film) themoviedb.org