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      The Grass Is Singing

      1981 1 hr. 48 min. Drama List
      Reviews In Rhodesia in the early 1960s, aging secretary Mary (Karen Black) staves off impending spinsterhood by marrying struggling farmer Dick Turner (John Thaw). Their loveless marriage grows increasingly troubled as the city-born Mary finds it impossible to adjust to rural life, and Dick's recurrent illness jeopardizes the future of their farm. As Mary's depression deteriorates into madness, her relationship with houseboy Moses (John Kani) becomes a flash point that threatens everyone. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Karen Black plays a woman on the edge of sanity (with hair to match) in so many movies that she is the highest ranked actress on the "Oracle of Bacon" website. http://oracleofbacon.org/center.php Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member DEPRESSING DRAMA, SHOT IN ZAMBIA IN AFRICA. KAREN BLACK DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB IN HER ROLE, BUT IT'S AN UNPLEASANT FILM. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Never quite clicks. Rated: C+ Aug 21, 2015 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Karen Black's been in a whole lot of obscure flicks, and Killing Heat is yet another one you're rather unlikely to come across. Rated: 1.5/5 Jan 14, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In Rhodesia in the early 1960s, aging secretary Mary (Karen Black) staves off impending spinsterhood by marrying struggling farmer Dick Turner (John Thaw). Their loveless marriage grows increasingly troubled as the city-born Mary finds it impossible to adjust to rural life, and Dick's recurrent illness jeopardizes the future of their farm. As Mary's depression deteriorates into madness, her relationship with houseboy Moses (John Kani) becomes a flash point that threatens everyone.
      Director
      Michael Raeburn
      Production Co
      Svenska Filminstitutet, Chibote
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 3, 2017
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