Places in the Heart

Places in the Heart (1984)

The story of a woman fighting for her children, for her land, for the greatest dream there is... the future.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-09-11
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 123 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Benton
star 7.2/10
From 123 Ratings


In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

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  • Sally Field

    as Edna Spalding
  • Lindsay Crouse

    as Margaret Lomax
  • John Malkovich

    as Mr. Will
  • Danny Glover

    as Moze
  • Ed Harris

    as Wayne Lomax
  • Ray Baker

    as Sheriff Royce Spalding
  • Amy Madigan

    as Viola Kelsey
  • Terry O'Quinn

    as Buddy Kelsey
  • Bert Remsen

    as Tee Tot Hightower
  • Jay Patterson

    as W.E. Simmons
  • Toni Hudson

    as Ermine
  • De'voreaux White

    as Wylie
  • Jerry Haynes

    as Deputy Jack Driscoll
  • Yankton Hatten

    as Frank Spalding
  • Gennie James

    as Possum Spalding
  • Lane Smith

    as Albert Denby
  • Robert Schenkkan

    as Texas Voice #2
Crew Howard Shore Additional Music
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Camera Néstor Almendros Director of Photography
Production Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Directing Robert Benton Director
Writing Robert Benton Writer
Editing Carol Littleton Editor
Art Derek R. Hill Set Decoration
Art Gene Callahan Production Design
Production Jeremy Ritzer Casting
Sound John Kander Original Music Composer
Production Arlene Donovan Producer
Art Sydney Z. Litwack Art Direction
Art Lee Poll Set Decoration