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Stacking (1987)





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Stacking stars Megan Follows as a Montana teenager struggling to keep her family's farm together. The time is the 1950s, when rural 14-year-olds were supposed to be seen and not heard. But Follows intends to be seen and heard, and in so doing finds several strong adult allies. The film has been unfavorably compared to the strikingly similar theatrical feature Desert Bloom; while it's true that this takes forever to get started, it is saved by the powerful performances of Follows, Frederic Forrest, Christine Lahti, Peter Coyote and James Gammon. Completed in 1987, Stacking (the title refers to the bundling of crops) received its widest exposure when it aired February 15, 1989, over PBS' American Playhouse.


Megan Follows
as Anna Mae Morgan
Christine Lahti
as Kathleen Morgan
Frederic Forrest
as Buster McGuire
Jason Gedrick
as Gary Connaloe
Ray Baker
as Dan Morgan
Peter Coyote
as Photographer
James Gammon
as Clate Connaloe
Kaiulani Lee
as Connie Van Buskirk
Jacqueline Brookes
as Mrs. Connaloe
Irene Dailey
as Mrs. McGuire
Pat Goggins
as Auctioneer
Darrin Schreder
as Duane Connaloe
Pat Ponich
as Stella Martindale
Jess Schwidde
as Bartender
Eric Hendricks
as Len Diltz
Mark Jenkins
as Harry Van Buskirk
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Critic Reviews for Stacking

All Critics (2)

Anything of any import seems to happen offscreen in this movie. Its opening scenes are particularly tentative; you'll feels as if you've walked into the middle of the movie.

November 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Touching drama about how the dreams of a mother and a daughter take them in very different directions.

July 10, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stacking


Christine Lahti is great as always but the film is slow and depressing.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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