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||IMDB Rating: 5.7/10 from R votes
||Release: 16 Sep 1988 /
||Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
||Director: Gary Sinise,
||Stars: Action, Crime, Drama
||Synopsis: Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
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That's the metaphor that explains this story. Two guys started a
protest, but liked their outlaw status, and didn't know when to quit.
"Miles From Home" takes a look at the life of the small-time farmer,
guys who's farms were once-prosperous thirty and forty years ago, but
with the price of upkeep going up faster than the price of agriculture,
many have lost their farms (and homes) to corporate farm owners.
Richard Gere and Kevin Anderson are the Roberts brothers. Their
father's farm is one of historical significance. As we see in the
introduction, Nikita Krushcev visited the farm, which might seem
unusual that a Russian leader would travel all the way to some small
farm in the states. Especially given the time period, it's a wonder
they didn't label Frank Roberts, Sr. (Brian Dennehy) a Communist and
try to shut him down. But, apparently, Kruschev came because he admired
his father's farm, voted best farm in the state that year.
It's been some time since their father died, and the sons took over the
farm. Gere is the oldest boy, "Frank"; Anderson is "Terry". They have
had a bad year on their farm and have yet to pay off an undisclosed
number of mortgages and loans. So, the fellow from the bank comes buy
to inform the brothers that they had been offered a pretty good deal
for the farm, and they've agreed to sell it. Frank in particular, finds
immense defeat in having the banks take over the property--the banks
being a disdainful institution when you're a small town farmer in that
area (we see Judith Ivey's character is the wife of a farmer who was
foreclosed upon). So, Frank and Terry get the idea to burn the farm and
the house down.
In that town, their arsonist protest makes them local heroes. Like I
said, people don't like the lending institutions because so many have
risked foreclosure. But, now the cops are after Frank and Terry because
they burned the property that the bank owned, and now are risking
criminal sanctions, if nothing else.
Frank and Terry take advantage of the situation, though Terry is a
little more reluctant than Frank to start playing outlaw. They may have
been famous at one point, even agreeing to be interviewed (by a
journalist played by John Malckovich), but pretty soon--things get out
hand. Frank wants to rob banks and shoot the bank representative who
wanted to sell their farm. But Terry doesn't want to get involved in
that any further. In fact, though fugitives, they just want to go to
work on a farm again. But, they can't exactly return to the life they
know. The locals were kind enough to help them get as far as they did,
and it's up to Terry and Frank to decide what they'll do from there.
It's like Terry's childhood memory of himself running through the
cornfields at night for so long and having so much fun before he
realized he didn't know how to get back.
It's a pretty good movie, and one that is Gary Sinise's directorial
debut of a feature film (he had previous director credits on three
television series). Gere does do a little overacting towards the end
and the movie does drag along a bit at certain points, but overall, it
was a pretty good movie that makes a significant point about small
farmers who are running out of options.
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