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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I was in this movie as the kid who drove a bike across the screen when thevehickle pulls in to the trailor park and they dunk down and then the LinnCounty Sheriffs dept drives by them then I drive a bike across the pictureand my brother is throwing a football. Its a good movie with downhomevalues
This review is from: NEW Miles From Home (DVD) (DVD) Information provided did not indicate that it was in a Eropean format that most US DVD players can not process. Can only wathc this movine on a computer.
I felt the story started rambling after the farm fire with no realcohesivestoryline. Richard Gere tried too hard and over-acted.Maverick, lone gun, come to mind. Save the farm for these jokers? I thinknot!
Its too bad u only could give it 5 stars(grr). Well first about what this movie is about: its about two brothers who live in a farm. The bank decides to buy the farm. RGs caracther is the big brother, and finds out that if the bank are going to buy the house, then he would rather burn the whole farm down, which both him and his brother(Played by the equally talented actor Kevin Anderson) decides together that its good to do. It al have horrible consequenses as the police are trying to get them. I cant reveall any more for those of u who havent seen it.Now to my opinions about this movie(the fun part of a review):This movie means so much to me, that if I doesnt get at least tears in my eyes I got real bad feeling(I feel then I own Mr.Gere my al time favorite american movie actor an HUGE appology, in fact he is the only american movie actor I truly like)If u ever have felt discrimination on your body, then this movie is for u(even if u havent, u will learn alot about how it is to be told by anyone that u are less worh then they are for some stupied reason). RG played this movie in the beginning of his "Fight for the Freedom in Tibet" perhaps thats why he plays with so much emotion, in fact even more then in other classics like "An officer and a gentleman" and "Mr.Jones"Its also a movie for those who DO discriminate others, in fact I think it was made for those, more then anyone else. I hope this movie can make u think about what u do to others, and what it can leads to, how it can destroy a human beings feelings.Also the relationships between the two brothers are just amaizing, Richard and Kevin has an incredibly chemistry as brothers. I also like alot the animal scenes. Ive always loved animals, so the fact that this movie also has messages about them just means even more to me.Kevin Anderson is just great as a little brother, u see that he respects R Geres caracther, but on the other hand he always tries to do things in his own way.It has some funny moments too of course, its not only sad! (its very real, so real that its almost scary to watch)But the best thing about the movie has to be the end!Thank u Richard Gere(and to the director for making this movie) for playing in this incredibly deep and meaningfull movie. Also u dont have to be the biggest Gere or even not the biggest Kevin fan to see this movie. This movie will make u realize why these 2 actors are so populare with us fans, it was one of the movies that made me a die hard RG fan along with "Breathless""Amerian Gigolo" and of course the incredibly good movie "An officer and a gentleman"Also its the most underrated movie ever(I mean 1 review exepth this? come on people review this masterpiece and let the world know what good movies are supposed to be about). Also this isnt for action fans to say it like that.(its a drama movie)P.S if u wants to see a new good movie with RG then I recommend u to see "Chicago" I havent seen it, but my guess is that it will more like this 80s stuff, and not the kind of thing RG did in the late 90s(and in the beginning of this decade)
i am martin pratscher, i was Richard Geres stand in in miles from homeand also the movie miles from home. i hope you enjoy miles from home! ialso played a young trooper in a small scene that was originally slatedfor Gary sinise to do but they gave the spot to me so i could get mysag card. i was 28 yrs old in 1987. it was a magical year for me and iwill never forget the people, cast and crew and the wonderful memoriesof making that film.many thanks to Richard Gere for his polite andrespectful appreciation to all he worked with.every time i see the filmit takes me back to Iowa and all its beauty in a great time of my younglife.............martin pratscher
Saddled with the foreclosure of their ailing Iowa farm, two brothers dothe logical thing and burn it to the ground, embarking on an idylliccrime spree through Middle America and becoming folk heroes, which ifnothing else seems to be a great way to meet sexy women. The scriptmakes a brave attempt to dramatize the plight of farmers facing toughtimes, but unlike the drought-stricken heartland it suffers from anoverabundance of corn. For a while the film wavers between beingpassable entertainment and an embarrassing, beer commercial ode toamber waves of grain, but whenever it threatens to become halfwayinteresting something obvious invariably happens: a lonely widowbecomes available or a cop car comes into view, and so forth. RichardGere downplays his matinÃ©e idol glamour, but not enough to disguise hisresemblance to an American Gigolo playing Old MacDonald. And featuredin the flashback introduction is (of course) Nikita Khrushchev; itfigures that somewhere behind all the economic chaos of the Corn Beltthe Commies had to be at fault.
This review is from: Miles from Home (DVD) Good movie, filmed in my home state, Iowa, and a few scenes were filmed in my hometown, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brought back lots of great memories of my hometown back in the late 80's, and overall a good movie.
This multi-layered morality film is not as easy to watch as somethingwith a romantic veneer, like Bonnie and Clyde for example, but it runsmuch, much deeper into the core of our nature than many others do. Thestory involves two brothers who are fighting to save the family farmfor reasons that are never too obvious given the shrewd script, thecarefully placed focus we have on the home, the community, the otherplayers.Richard Gere as Frank Roberts gives a masterful display as the guiltridden son letting down his father, his family, himself, and yetappearing, by the end of the film to be the only one with a soul, withwarmth, with feelings, with an identity that hasn't to be etched out bysomeone else.The imagery is often raw as in the "beast of burden" being forced topull more than it can, whilst an evil showman cracks his whip and theaudience calls for the beast to pull. It seems only we and Gere can seewhat is going on. And a bank robbery where morality goes all over theplace except where it should lie courtesy of such clever acting andscript. And a final scene allowing us to make up our own minds aboutwhat we learned during this wonderful feast of images.This is drama to be admired for what it depicts rather than any thrillsor spills or CGI. It is definitely adult and definitely compelling oncethe stage is set but I wonder if it was ever really commercial.Nine out of Ten.
This is a great movie all the way - great story line and great performances. It comes very well recommended to all.
There was a Midwestern farm crisis from 1984 to 1987 or so, and NikitaKruschev did come to Iowa to the Garst farm at Coon Rapids as I recall.There are some good things about this movie, but I think the bad thingsoutweigh them. It is one of the few movies about modern agriculture.The incident at the trailer house makes Gere's character look like areal loser. The incident with the ox pull makes you wonder if there wascruelty to an animal. You don't usually see an armed guard at a bank inIowa. Maybe the writer watched too many Andy Griffith shows. I've neverseen a grain truck back into an elevator and I've never seen a combineunloading corn into a truck on the go in real life. All in all, I can'thelp but think that someone in the state of Iowa could have written abetter movie.
That's the metaphor that explains this story. Two guys started aprotest, 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, butwith 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. Theirfather's farm is one of historical significance. As we see in theintroduction, Nikita Krushcev visited the farm, which might seemunusual that a Russian leader would travel all the way to some smallfarm in the states. Especially given the time period, it's a wonderthey didn't label Frank Roberts, Sr. (Brian Dennehy) a Communist andtry to shut him down. But, apparently, Kruschev came because he admiredhis 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 thefarm. Gere is the oldest boy, "Frank"; Anderson is "Terry". They havehad a bad year on their farm and have yet to pay off an undisclosednumber of mortgages and loans. So, the fellow from the bank comes buyto inform the brothers that they had been offered a pretty good dealfor the farm, and they've agreed to sell it. Frank in particular, findsimmense defeat in having the banks take over the property--the banksbeing a disdainful institution when you're a small town farmer in thatarea (we see Judith Ivey's character is the wife of a farmer who wasforeclosed upon). So, Frank and Terry get the idea to burn the farm andthe house down.In that town, their arsonist protest makes them local heroes. Like Isaid, people don't like the lending institutions because so many haverisked foreclosure. But, now the cops are after Frank and Terry becausethey burned the property that the bank owned, and now are riskingcriminal sanctions, if nothing else. Frank and Terry take advantage of the situation, though Terry is alittle more reluctant than Frank to start playing outlaw. They may havebeen famous at one point, even agreeing to be interviewed (by ajournalist played by John Malckovich), but pretty soon--things get outhand. Frank wants to rob banks and shoot the bank representative whowanted to sell their farm. But Terry doesn't want to get involved inthat any further. In fact, though fugitives, they just want to go towork on a farm again. But, they can't exactly return to the life theyknow. 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 thecornfields at night for so long and having so much fun before herealized he didn't know how to get back. It's a pretty good movie, and one that is Gary Sinise's directorialdebut of a feature film (he had previous director credits on threetelevision series). Gere does do a little overacting towards the endand the movie does drag along a bit at certain points, but overall, itwas a pretty good movie that makes a significant point about smallfarmers who are running out of options.