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Places in the Heart

Sally Field  Actor Lindsay Crouse  Actor Ed Harris  Actor Amy Madigan  Actor John Malkovich  Actor Danny Glover  Actor

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Contains:Violence,Adult Situations,Questionable for Children,Adult Language

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Places in the Heart

UPC: 043396069763

Studio: Columbia TriStar

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Violence, Adult Situations, Questionable for Children, Adult Language]

Summary: Of the three "mortgage on the farm" films of 1984 (Country and The River were the other two), Places in the Heart is the only one set during the Depression. After her husband is killed, Sally Field is forced to take over the debt-ridden Texas family farm herself. Though slightly embittered by the fact that a black man was responsible for her husband's death, Field accepts the help of another African-American, Danny Glover. She is also given aid and comfort by her blind boarder, John Malkovich. Despite almost insurmountable odds, Field manages to bring in the cotton crop and to hold her farm and family together. Throughout the film, director Robert Benton stresses the importance of solidarity in facing down disaster, underlining this point with a remarkable surrealistic finale, in which the "live" members of the cast are seen singing a hymn with the characters who have "died" in the course of the film. Places in the Heart won Sally Field her second Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Director – Directors Guild of America Best Picture - Drama – null Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – null Best Screenplay – null Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Silver Bear for Best Director – Berlin International Film Festival Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – National Board of Review Best Screenplay – New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor – National Board of Review Best Screenplay – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Features: Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
Widescreen and full-screen presentations
Audio: English [mono], French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
Theatrical trailers
Interactive menus
Production notes
Scene selections

Places in the Heart

Format: DVD

Release Date: 10/09/2001

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen, 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, 1 USA & territories, Canada

Runtime: 102 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish,Portuguese

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 -- WIDESCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:29]
2. The Spalding Family [2:22]
3. Wylie Shoots the Sheriff [2:35]
4. Texas Justice [2:08]
5. His Cheatin' Heart [4:50]
6. "What's gonna happen to us?" [2:54]
7. Moze [1:06]
8. The Right Kind of Help [2:36]
9. $240 in Debt [5:03]
10. Spoon Thief [2:08]
11. Edna's Cotton Plan [3:28]
12. Empty Rocker's Bad Luck [3:23]
13. Mr. Will [7:37]
14. The Dance [2:15]
15. End of the Affair [1:20]
16. Hooligan Complaint [4:40]
17. Gettin' a lickin' [1:13]
18. Tornado's Coming [2:15]
19. Aftermath [7:44]
20. A Record Low [4:00]
21. Moving to Houston [4:22]
22. Two Acres Picked [3:55]
23. The Cavalry Arrives [3:14]
24. 24 Hours to Go [6:14]
25. 3.75 cents per pound [2:57]
26. "What do you look like?" [4:29]
27. "Somebody's out there." [3:40]
28. Moving along [6:11]
Side #2 -- FULL SCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:29]
2. The Spalding Family [2:22]
3. Wylie Shoots the Sheriff [2:35]
4. Texas Justice [2:08]
5. His Cheatin' Heart [4:50]
6. "What's gonna happen to us?" [2:54]
7. Moze [1:06]
8. The Right Kind of Help [2:36]
9. $240 in Debt [5:03]
10. Spoon Thief [2:08]
11. Edna's Cotton Plan [3:28]
12. Empty Rocker's Bad Luck [3:23]
13. Mr. Will [7:37]
14. The Dance [2:15]
15. End of the Affair [1:20]
16. Hooligan Complaint [4:40]
17. Gettin' a lickin' [1:13]
18. Tornado's Coming [2:15]
19. Aftermath [7:44]
20. A Record Low [4:00]
21. Moving to Houston [4:22]
22. Two Acres Picked [3:55]
23. The Cavalry Arrives [3:14]
24. 24 Hours to Go [6:14]
25. 3.75 cents per pound [2:57]
26. "What do you look like?" [4:29]
27. "Somebody's out there." [3:40]
28. Moving along [6:11]

Brendon Hanley

Places in the Heart is an intensely personal family drama from writer-director Robert Benton, set and shot in his hometown of Waxahachie, Texas. The film avoids overt sentimentality, thanks in large part to the outstanding central performance of Sally Field, who would receive her second Best Actress Oscar in the Captain Ahab-ish role of a Depression-era widow determined to save her family's farm. Field is surrounded by a wealth of talented supporting players, including married Ed Harris and Amy Madigan as extramarital lovers, and big-screen newcomers Danny Glover and John Malkovich. The stunning, evocative photography is courtesy of Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven), who bathes the film in a warm, lyrical glow without unearned nostalgia. ~ Brendon Hanley, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Arlene Donovan  Producer 
Michael Hausman  Executive Producer 
Michael Hausman  Producer 
John Kander  Composer (Music Score) 
Howard Shore  Composer (Music Score) 
Robert Benton  Director 
Robert Benton  Screenwriter 
Sally Field  Actor 
Lindsay Crouse  Actor 
Ed Harris  Actor 
Amy Madigan  Actor 
John Malkovich  Actor 
Danny Glover  Actor 
Yankton Hatten  Actor 
Gennie James  Actor 
Lane Smith  Actor 
Ray Baker  Actor 
Jim Gough  Actor 
Bob Porter  Actor 
Sharon Schaffer  Actor 
Bill Thurman  Actor 
Terry O'Quinn  Actor 
Bert Remsen  Actor 
Jay Patterson  Actor 
Toni Hudson  Actor 
Jerry Haynes  Actor 
Lou Hancock  Actor 
Shelby Brammer  Actor 
Matthew Posey  Actor 
Randy Fife  Actor 
Vernon Grote  Actor 
Ned Dowd  Actor 
Paul Nuckles  Actor 
J.C. Quinn  Actor 
Robert Schenkkan  Actor 
Trey Wilson  Actor 
Gregg Brazzel  Actor 
De'Voreaux White  Actor 
Norma Young  Actor 

Country: USA