Days of Heaven

(1978)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Classics from the Vault: The Best Films of 1978 (1979)

About Days of Heaven

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Director Terrence Malick's beautifully shot period piece, which won an Oscar for its cinematography, tells the story of Bill (Richard Gere), an early-1900s Chicago steel-mill worker who flees town after accidentally killing a man. In search of a better life, he moves his girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and younger sister to the wheat fields of Texas. But they run into tragedy when a wealthy farmer (Sam Shepard) falls for Abby.

Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Robert J. Wilke, Jackie Shultis, Stuart Margolin, Timothy Scott, Gene Bell, Doug Kershaw

Director: Terrence Malick

Release Year: 1978

Length: 93 minutes

Rating: PG

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