Promised Land

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Promised Land ★★★ Young Hearts 1988 (R)

Two high school friends from the rural northwestern U.S.come together several years after graduation under tragic circumstances. Writer Hoffman's semiautobiographical, disillusioned look at the American Dream was rediscovered by movie goers due to its excellent dramatic performances, notable also as the first film produced by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Tracy Pollan, Jason Gedrick, Googy Gress, Deborah Richter, Sandra Seacat, Jay Underwood, Oscar Rowland; D: Michael Hoffman; W: Michael Hoffman; M: James Newton Howard.