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Release Date: September 22, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «Heartland is about roots and origins. Heartland is about love and survival.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, Western
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Director    :   Richard Pearce
Producers    :   Michael Hausman, Beth Ferris, Paul Martino, Annick Smith
Writers    :   Beth Ferris
RunTime    :   96 mins.

Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a film that is helped greatly by the dazzling cinematography of Fred Murphy. Conchata Ferrell and Rip Torn star in this small film that substitutes veracity for a high-powered plot.

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