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O Pioneers! (1992)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 February 1992
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Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Willa Cather (novel), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Alexandra Bergson
David Strathairn ... Carl Linstrum
Tom Aldredge ... Ivar
Reed Diamond ... Emil
Anne Heche ... Marie
Heather Graham ... Young Alexandra Bergson
Josh Hamilton ... Young Carl
Leigh Lawson ... Frank
Graham Beckel ... Oscar
Bradley Gregg ... Young Oscar
Adam Nelson ... Lou
Darin Heames ... Young Lou
Deborah May ... Mrs Bergson
Christopher Collet ... Amedee
John Durbin ... Father Duchesne
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Storyline

Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the teenager who stirred her heart. He returns 15 years later and rekindles within Alexandra a long-buried dream and newfound desire. Willa Cather's famous novel comes stirringly to life in this made-for-TV movie. Written by SLR

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: O Pioneers! (#41.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johnstown, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed entirely in and around Johnstown, Nebraska. See more »

Goofs

The letter read in the opening scene refers to a "telephone pole." In 1883, telephones did not exist in rural Nebraska. They meant telegraph pole. See more »

Connections

Version of O Pioneers! (1991) See more »

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a wonderful memory of my young years on the prairie
28 September 2007 | by rgnewellSee all my reviews

I grew up near Red Cloud, Nebraska the home of Willa Cather, author of the O'Pioneers novel. In coming of age I fell in love twice with girls like Jessica Lange. In watching this movie for a second time, I have now fallen in love four times. Most people today associate love with sex, drink, and having fun. They miss the whole point. It is like bringing a city slicker to the prairie and wondering why they just can not see the beauty and joy of nature. If you can not get joy from wheat waving in the wind, you will miss the whole point of laying in it with someone wonderful. This movie brought back these feelings. I even thought wouldn't it be wonderful to have lunch with Jessica Lange to ask what the land taught her.


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