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A Thousand Acres


A feminist farm belt version of William Shakespeare's King Lear, this film is based on Jane Smiley's novel about an aging farmer and his three daughters. The Lear-like farmer, Larry Cook ([[Performer~P35299~Jason Robards~jasonrobardsjr]]), decides to divide up his thousand-acre farm among his three daughters, but he disinherits his youngest, Caroline ([[Performer~P41672~Jennifer Jason Leigh~jenniferjasonleigh]]), an attorney, when she expresses hesitancy. The other sisters, Ginny...more