R | | Drama
"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.
In 2012, while presenting the Academy Award for Best Actress, Colin Firth made reference (though not by title) to this movie while announcing Michelle Williams' nomination. Firth and Williams both had roles in A Thousand Acres; Williams was sixteen years old at the time (in his introduction, Firth misremembered her age as twelve).
There was no use telling him that Caroline hadn't turned him down. She'd just expressed a doubt. She'd spoken as a lawyer, when she should've spoken as a daughter. But my father's pride had been injured.
The film is set in Iowa but there is a State of Illinois certification sticker on the church kitchen-window frame.
$2,931,762 (USA) (21 September 1997)
$7,928,412 (USA) (14 December 1997)