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Cash Crop [Import]

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  • Actors: Arthur J. Nascarella, Stephen Earnhart, Evan Handler, Wil Horneff, John Slattery
  • Directors: Stuart Burkin
  • Writers: Stuart Burkin, David M. Korn, Jim Biederman
  • Producers: John Rath, Lemore Syvan, Ron Kastner
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Live / Artisan
  • Release Date: June 19 2001
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00005BIFX
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Cash Crop [Import]

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa5b2dcf0) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa59804bc) out of 5 stars Cash Crop...On the Money July 22 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: DVD
CASH CROP is an a nice, sweet, small film with subtle performances, humor, and drama that's not too over the top. The story is about struggling farmers in a rural community town in Pennsylvania that start growing and selling marijuana to make ends meet. Word gets around that there is a marijuana problem among the local high school kids, and an agent from the DEA (Mary McCormack) is dispatched to investigate the local farmers who she suspects of growing the "herb". She is aided by the local Sherriff (John Slattery) who may or may not know who is involved. He wants to do his job right, but at the same time, feels for the plight of the farmers (who have elected him to be Sheriff) and wants to give them the benefit of the doubt. Yet, has his suspicions. Also, one of the farmers involved (Jeffery Demunn) justifies his actions because he has to save his farm so it can be passed on to his son (Wil Horneff). However, the son has no intentions of being a farmer, but wants to be a musician. The twist is that the son is a non user even though a lot of his friends smoke pot. When he finds out his father is one growers, he takes it hard, but will not sell out his parents. The story is very low key and is very atmospheric of the small town locations and farming community. The characters are identifyable and the use of marijuana among the teen characters is not overblown, but typical of the kind of usage one would see in "anytown U.S.A". Advirtizing for this movie has been a little misleading. The film was touted as a vehicle for tv's DAWSON'S CREEK James Van Der Beek. However, he is actually in a minor role as one of the stoned out teens and a best friends of Wil Horneff's character. Also, the film is not a Cheech and Chong type drugged out type comedy. It is a very thought provoking dramedy with some very likable and interesting characters to care about. Good film overall!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa59a206c) out of 5 stars Not too bad.... July 14 2001
By A Customer - Published on
If you've seen the previews for this movie, you'd think it was a stoner comedy starring Dawson Creek. But as we all know, movie marketing isn't bound by truth in advertising laws. This movie is actually a drama about struggling farmers who turn to growing marijuana to survive. Much of the movie handles the subject in a neutral fashion, and that is when it's most affective. The plight of the farmers is realistic and handled well. The story of the farmers themselves and the investigation by a local sherrif and a DEA agent are the best parts of the film. Unfortunatley another key part of the film is a story about one of the farmer's son (Dawson Creek is in about three scenes as his stoner friend). The movie turns him into the bland moral voice of the film, and it loses the neutrality which was one of the film;s strenghts. The son objects to his parents growing pot not because he's afraid of their well being with the DEA sniffing around, but because he believes it's just a bad thing to do. His motivations are muddled because he's always hangin out with stoners (though he never smokes). While the film is not all out anti-marijuana propaganda, this certainly gives it a slant that it would be better off without. Also, all the users and dealers are depicted as complete jerks. A couple of the farmers are the only characters involved with pot that have any redeeming value whatsoever. They are just doing it to survive, but the film couldn't lend that even handedness and honesty to the other characters? Still, when it is neutral it is an engaging and interesting film worth renting if you're interested in the subject.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5f2cde0) out of 5 stars So What's The Point? May 10 2012
By Barbara Frederick - Published on
Format: DVD
The story of a fictional small town in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where I used to live. The town is a hub for family farms which are gradually being eaten up by housing developments, and the way some farmers decided to hang on. The cash crop they are growing is marijuana.

Problem is, you'll never find out which side anyone is on as the DEA agent and the local sheriff go around and look for evidence. The one thing I kept thinking was the political dynamics of the thing. The only reason this cash crop was able to save the farms from being sold off was that the crop was illegal. The risks are emphasized, but the economic realities are confronted only partially. Nobody in the whole film mentions that the problem would go away if grass was legal. Indeed, those farms would then be sold to developers because the profits would not be there. One of the main characters is a teenager who does not want to inherit the farm his father is determined to will to him, and does not want to return to Chester County after he graduates from college. Having lived in the county myself, I understand his feelings quite well.

Clinging to the past, unable or unwilling to modernize so that they could make a decent profit from a legal crop, and risking everything when the feds show up. Why? No answer. Not even any mention of the health benefits. There's a gratuitous drunk driver, which fails to make the point about the level of impairment of beer versus grass.

A mildly entertaining, virtually pointless movie.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa69dd45c) out of 5 stars Not worth the purchase Aug. 8 2009
By K. Valdez - Published on
Format: DVD
Bought it because Fred Weller was in it. Just didn't realize how little he was in it. Should have rented it instead.

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