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Days of Heaven (14-Sep-1978)

Director: Terrence Malick

Writer: Terrence Malick

Music Composed and Conducted by: Ennio Morricone

Producers: Bert Schneider; Harold Schneider

Keywords: Drama

Laborer on a Texas farm convinces his girlfriend to pretend to be his sister; she will marry the terminally ill farm owner in order to inherit his estate. Slow moving drama, magnificently filmed; the title is taken from Deuteronomy 11:21. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received nominations for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound. After this film, Malick seems to have taken a 20 year break, returning with The Thin Red Line (1998).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brooke Adams
Actor
8-Feb-1949   Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Richard Gere
Actor
31-Aug-1949   American Gigolo
Richard Libertini
Actor
21-May-1933   The In-Laws
Stuart Margolin
Actor
31-Jan-1940   Angel Martin on The Rockford Files
Sam Shepard
Playwright
5-Nov-1943   Buried Child

CAST

starring
Richard Gere   ...   Bill
Brooke Adams   ...   Abby
Sam Shepard   ...   The Farmer
and
Linda Manz   ...   Linda
Robert Wilke   ...   The Farm Foreman
Jackie Shultis   ...   Linda's Friend
Stuart Margolin   ...   Mill Foreman
Tim Scott   ...   Harvest Hand
Gene Bell   ...   Dancer
Doug Kershaw   ...   Fiddler
Richard Libertini   ...   Vaudeville Leader
Frenchie Lemond   ...   Vaudeville Wrestler
Sahbra Markus   ...   Vaudeville Dancer
Bob Wilson   ...   Accountant
Muriel Jolliffe   ...   Headmistress
John Wilkinson   ...   Preacher
King Cole   ...   Farm Worker

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