Days of Heaven

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In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

Who Stars in Days of Heaven

Richard Gere
Bill

Richard Gere

Brooke Adams
Abbey

Brooke Adams

Linda Manz
Linda

Linda Manz

Sam Shepard
The farmer

Sam Shepard

Robert J. Wilke
The Farm Foreman

Robert J. Wilke

Stuart Margolin
Mill Foreman

Stuart Margolin


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Review for Days of Heaven

Author: talisencrw

Outstanding. My second favourite Malick film next to Badlands. I'm not sure anyone has ever been better at photographing fire. The only other of his films I have seen thus far is 'To the Wonder', but it's films like this that make me such a lover of cinema. I'm not a Richard Gere fan in the slightest (though I have always loved Brooke Adams), but it's roles like this that cement his reputation as a cinematic icon in my books. I didn't say 'actor' because I'm not really sure that's his strength--it's more a presence, such as Alain Delon in 'Le Samourai'.


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Paramount


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Status
Released

Release Date
1978-09-13

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 34 mins

Genres
Drama Romance

Keywords
love triangle chicago wife husband relationship texas field farm marriage love poverty class differences farmer jealous husband harvest


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