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Sam Shepard

Director, Actor

Days of HeavenDays of Heaven (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terrence Malick
Feat. Sam Shepard, Richard Gere, Brooke Adams
The mid–western wheat–fields provide a magnificent backdrop for this poignant tale of two disparate bachelors who vie for the same woman.…
Raggedy ManRaggedy Man (1981)
Dir. Jack Fisk
Feat. Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard
Texas–set drama led by Spacek (fresh from her Oscar winning performance in COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER) portraying a perturbed divorcee mother who…
FrancesFrances (1982) Recommended
Dir. Graeme Clifford
Feat. Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley
Minor classic, this depicts the unusual and finally tragic life of Frances Farmer, a Hollywood starlet of the 1930s. Drifting into radical…
CountryCountry (1984)
Dir. Richard Pearce
Feat. Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley
Drama following a Midwestern American family during the economic hardship of the 1980's, as they struggle to hold onto their way of life.…
Fool for LoveFool for Love (1985)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton
One of dir. Altman's ambitious stageplay adaptations, this largely succeeds in bringing Sam Shepard's brand of 'surreal Americana' to life. This…
Crimes of the HeartCrimes of the Heart (1986)
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Feat. Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek
Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek play the Magrath sisters, who reunite in their family home in Mississippi to regroup and settle their…
Bright AngelBright Angel (1991)
Dir. Michael Fields
Feat. Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard
Sombre mid–western road movie avoids genre cliches and maintain its grip once it takes hold.
VoyagerVoyager (1991)
Dir. Volker Schlondorff
Feat. Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy
Based on an existentialist novel of the 1950s, Sam Shepard plays a lone, melancholy man of science who uneasily submits to the random hand of fate…
ThunderheartThunderheart (1992)
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham (Actor) Greene
Part–Sioux FBI agent Val Kilmer is awakened to his heritage when assigned to investigate a murder on a reservation. An absorbing account of a…
Silent TongueSilent Tongue (1993)
Dir. Sam Shepard
Feat. Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix
A personal project for playwright/actor/director Shepard, this ghost story chiefly indicts the mistreatment of the native Indian. Haunting film…

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