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New-Gen    Posted 07-23-2004 at 07:31:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
The movie was set in the mid 60's. That tractor is a John Deere 4430, which wasn't sold new until 1973.
I was driving through Winerset, Ia. one day and I went so far as to stop at the local gas station and strike up a conversation with a local farmer, who told me how it happened.
Seems they had the road closed on both ende to film the scene, but after the guy was already in the field. When he got done baling he pulled out onto the road to head for the house and became a movie star!!
Wonder if that old 4430 will ever end up in a film museum someday? LOL
{I know, I seriously need to get a life}

Freud    Posted 07-23-2004 at 09:31:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wouldn't say you need a life. lol. Actually, I find it interesting that the price of a movie is what it is and they can't get it closer to reality than that. Great observations.

JB    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were visiting my parents in west Texas, and my youngest brother and sister, little older than my kids, was excited about going to the show. (This would have been late 50s, early 60s.)

Now, those days, kids could get in the Saturday Matinee for a Gandy Milk Carton, and they did this a lot. But this was a SUNDAY show, honoring milk carton passes, something special. It took some doing to round up enough cartons for all the kids and finally, they went trooping off to the theater, to see the movie with the exciting title, John Deere!

In about an hour they were back, mad as a bunch of wet hornets! We asked what happened, and they complained the man at the show had LIED! Seems the advertisement they'd seen for the movie, was a scam! When they got there and gave up the precious milk cartons,..."there wasn't an Indian, deer, moose, or dog, in the show, just a bunch of dumb ole GREEN TRACTORS!!"

Aprille    Posted 07-23-2004 at 11:18:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
THAT was such cool trivia! Thanx for that as it has become one of my favorite movies..

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