Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern


1h 28m 1995

Brief Synopsis

"Troublesome Creek" tells its story through the eyes of the filmmaker Jeanne Jordan's family. We learn the Jordan's history through the years, much of it filled with the trappings of classic western mythology--good guys and bad guys, showdowns and victories. But the showdowns they face today are not

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
20th Century Fox; BBC (Main Listing); Duart Film And Video; Immaculate Matching Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Turner Entertainment Company; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films/Forensic Films; Forensic Films; Turner Home Entertainment Company
Location
Iowa, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

"Troublesome Creek" tells its story through the eyes of the filmmaker Jeanne Jordan's family. We learn the Jordan's history through the years, much of it filled with the trappings of classic western mythology--good guys and bad guys, showdowns and victories. But the showdowns they face today are not with outlaws, but with modern day economics and politics. The Jordan family fights back with dignity, humor and intelligence. This story of resilience and courage in the face of overwhelming odds creates a portrait of an American family that confronts the very worst with their very best.

Crew

Jay Anania

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Alex Anthony

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Steven Ascher

Sound Recordist

Steven Ascher

Producer

Steven Ascher

Screenwriter

Steven Ascher

Cinematographer

Jeffrey Bak

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Dick Bartlett

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Joanne Bartlett

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Juliet Brudney

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Brad Bueermann

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Laura Bueermann

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Barbara Butcher

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David Butcher

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Michael Callahan

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Pamela Calvert

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Peggy Charren

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George Christ

Sound Recordist

Karla Clement

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Francis Coakley

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Dwight Cody

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Robert Coles

Project Advisor

Randall Conrad

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Frank Conroy

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Cheryl Cooper

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Jan Crocker

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Christine Dall

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Osha Gray Davidson

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Victoria Garvin Davis

Sound Editor

Martin Degrazia

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Rick Dior

Re-Recording Mixer (Sync Sound)

Judith Dobson

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Brian Dowley

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Leo Dworsky

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Daniel Eisenberg

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Joe Elliot

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Charlene Engelhard

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Kamyar Enshayan

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Boyd Estus

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Sandra Forman

Legal Counsel

Charles Francis

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Nicolas Fraser

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Joseph Goodman

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Steven Gregory

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Helen Gunderson

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Alfred Guzzetti

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Ruth Hammell

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Henry Hampton

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Diane Hardy

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John Hellou

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Diana Hellyer

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Jon Herbst

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Richard Hersh

Project Advisor

Jeanne Jordan

Sound Recordist

Jeanne Jordan

Editor

Jeanne Jordan

Screenwriter

Jeanne Jordan

Producer

Mary Jane Jordan

Family Photographer

Ed Joyce

Animation Camera

Diane Juliar

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Felicia Kaplan

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Carolyn Kaylor

Assistant Sound Editor

Iowa Kjan Atlantic

Other

Rick Knupfer

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Robert Lavelle

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Mark Lipman

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Ross Mcelwee

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Peter Mcghee

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Daniel Miller

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Sheldon Mirowitz

Music

Robb Moss

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Susan Mottau

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Michel Negroponte

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Bebe Nixon

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Nicholas Nixon

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Daniel Okrent

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Douglas Okun

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Trisha Osborne

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Marty Ostrow

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Gerald Peary

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Shauna Phelan

Apprentice Sound Editor

Joan Pierce

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Janet Pierson

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John Pierson

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Richard Rhodes

Advisor

Richard Rhodes

Project Advisor

Mark Ritchie

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Neil Ritchie

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Renee Robinson

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Robert Rodnitsky

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Cynthia Rosen

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Ellen Rothenberg

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Ed Searles

Animation Camera

Susan Shullaw

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Susanne Simpson

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John Sloss

Legal Counsel

Harry Smith

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Brad Snodgrass

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Kristina Snyder

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Robert Snyder

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Jacqueline Sohier

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Curt Stofferahn

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Charles Stuart

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Sarah Stuart

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Jacqueline Williams

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Frederick Wiseman

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Pattie Withers

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Michael J Wolfe

Radio Music

Pat Woods

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Irwin Young

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Jian Yao Yu

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Rita Zak

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Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
20th Century Fox; BBC (Main Listing); Duart Film And Video; Immaculate Matching Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Turner Entertainment Company; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films/Forensic Films; Forensic Films; Turner Home Entertainment Company
Location
Iowa, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the documentary category at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Also won the Audience Award for best documentary.

Released in United States February 6, 1997

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States January 3, 1997

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video September 2, 1997

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Broadcast in USA over PBS on "American Experience" series April 14, 1997.

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States January 3, 1997 (Brattle Theatre; Boston)

Released in United States February 6, 1997 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of series "The Alternative Screen: A Forum For Independent Film Exhibition and Beyond..." February 6, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video September 2, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)