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The Land Girls (1998)

R | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Director:

David Leland

Writers:

Angela Huth (novel), Keith Dewhurst | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine McCormack ... Stella
Rachel Weisz ... Ag (Agapanthus)
Anna Friel ... Prue (Prudence)
Steven Mackintosh ... Joe Lawrence
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Mr. John Lawrence
Maureen O'Brien ... Mrs. John Lawrence
Lucy Akhurst ... Janet
Gerald Down Gerald Down ... Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand
Paul Bettany ... Philip
Nick Mollo Nick Mollo ... Barry Hampton
Michael Mantas Michael Mantas ... Desmond
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Agricultural Officer
Celia Bannerman ... District Commissioner
Ann Bell ... Philip's Mother
Nigel Planer ... Gerald
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Storyline

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become best friends in spite of their different backgrounds. Written by Anonymous

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The story of three young women and the events that would change their lives... The friendships that would stay with them forever... and the loves that would change their hearts.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amores en tiempos de guerra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,921, 14 June 1998

Gross USA:

$238,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,497
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Reverend Alan Bennett, seen conducting the christening near the end of the film, is the actual Rector of the church where the scene was filmed. See more »

Goofs

Almost all windows during the war were taped with what looks similar to masking tape to minimize flying glass in the event of bombing. This was not evident anywhere in the film, even in scenes in Southampton (which is even shown being bombed early in the film). See more »

Quotes

Joe Lawrence: Which one for you, Ratty?
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand: The dark one takes my fancy. She reminds me of a girl I met in 1899.
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The Dulverton Waltz
Written by Matthew Scott
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relief from hollywood
18 March 2002 | by tan_panditSee all my reviews

Being English might have had something to do with it, but I loved this film. All the acting was outstanding and the multitude of little comic moments had me laughing much more than other 'comedies' that we get from hollywood. Although the central theme of the plot - an unlikely love affair - was a little unbelievable and forced, the gentle pace and quaint bizarre moments, and the refreshing setting made this a view again movie. Weiss character was a little ott at first but she played it beautifully with a surprising comic ability. As for the unintelligible accents, well I suggest that the American market which struggles to understand anything not US formulaic mass media, grows up.


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