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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

R
102 min | Drama

Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk, and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.
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Writers
Bruce Beresford (screenplay) | Sam Shepard (from the stage play by)
Cinematographer
Richard Quinlan (as Dick Quinlan)
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$12,577,385
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Release date
Oct 14, 1994 (United States)

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Kathy Bates
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Henry Thomas
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Kristin Fiorella
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Jim Fitzpatrick
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Joel Anderson
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Lauren Abels
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Jerry Biggs
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Gary Carter
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Del Roy
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Stacie McDavid
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Kimberly Gardener
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Sue Shelley
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Michelle Cochran
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Choua Moua
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Mark Hanson
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Dea Vise
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6.1 / 10 | 2,359 votes