Act 1 Bill (Richard Gere) escapes from Chicago to Texas, because he accidentally killed a foreman. He went there with his younger sister Linda (Linda Manz), and his girlfriend Abby (Brook Adams). To get the work of sackers Bill has to lie to foreman about prior experience and in order to avoid suspects Abby and Bill pretend to be a brother and sister. While working on the wheat field in Texas, the owner of this farm started to like Abby, and he asked her to be with him. While time was going Bill founds out that the farmer is very sick and he has only a few months to live.
Even though Bill was jealous, this information still forced him to tell Abby to get married with him, so they can get rid of a hard labor on the field. Act 2 After wedding Abby, Linda and Bill are leaving such a beautiful life, without slavering they are enjoying of their life. Playing around, having a good food, what else can be better? But life brings difficult circumstances. Abby cannot understand herself, she does not know who she wants to be with. The time has passed by and the farmer still was healthy, in other words plan of the lovers did not work.
During the visit of Italian circus the farmer starts to suspect Bill and Abby, he has started to think that they are lying to him and he thinks that they are lovers. After having a small domestic fight, Abby tells everything to Bill and he decided to live their house with a circus troupe. The whole year Abby was leaving a nice life with her husband, but Bill got back. He realizes that Abby actually fall in love with the farmer and he does not blame her for that, he tells her that he is going to leave them alone.
While having the final embrace, the farmer sees the truth, he understand that Abby and Bill are lovers. He wants to attack Bill, but the huge plaque of locust stops him. Everybody started to help with efforts to burn this out, so does Bill. Despite, the farmer attacks him. It did not workout, but the next morning Bill and farmer get into fight again, the farmer dies. Bill takes Abby and Linda away in the farmer’s car. Act 3 Later on they sale this car and get a boat instead of it. While traveling down the river, Linda narrates their emotions.
She tells how Abby is struggling; she thinks that it was her fault. Eventually they stop in a peaceful place and decided to stay there. Couple days later in the morning, while walking through the woods Bill see the posse. With the help of foreman these guys find this trio. Bill runs to his ladies, grabs a gun and trying to escape, but in the fight bill gets shot down. After all this Abby takes Linda to a school of her dream, which is a dancing school, and after she leaves on the train with a soldiers going off to a World War II.
In the end of a film, Linda and her best friend (Jackie Shultis) run away. I have divided this film in these three acts, because I can see the sense of it more clearly. First act it is an introduction to a story. We can see the reason of why Bill, Abby and Linda are forced to flee from Chicago, then the author introduces us to a place where they have to be and also he shows us how the story is going to develop, in other words he introduces us to the farmer. In my opinion the first act ends at the point where farmer makes a proposal to Abby, because it is slightly convey us to a mid. art, which is an elaboration of a problem.
The second part is an actual problem; there we can see what is going on and how the story reveals for the audience. The second part has to be ended with a moment when Bill takes the ladies and run away with him, because in my opinion this moment closes the whole problem and basically from now on the viewer will starts to think how is going to end up. The last part starts with a preview of how they got a boat and from this point it goes to the end of narrative. Exposition Chicago, steel mill, Bill is firing up the furnace.
He starts to fight his boss and end up killing him. Bill, Linda and Abby run away to Texas to work at the farmland. In Texas the Farmer falls in Love with Abby. Rising Action Farmer makes a proposal to Abby, she agreed and starts having a pleasant life. Climax The farmers founds out that Abby is cheating on him. It was the reason of a fight with Bill, and eventually farmers got stubbed and he died immediately. Falling Action Abby, Bill and Linda run away again, and it seems like to be a better life, but posses are following them. In the fight, Bill got shot down. He is dead.
Now it is only Abby and Linda. Denouement Abby took Linda to a dance school, after she left with soldiers which were going off to a World War II. With these scenes we can understand what is going on in this story. It is clearly explained who is who and why these heroes take this places. To understand the purpose of a story we do not need an expanded script. All we have to see is the short and clear concept of the film. Even the short story, which in reality takes hour and a half to tell, can be interested if it has been explained correctly and with all-important details.