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Amber Waves

9th March 1980
1h 38m
Joseph Sargent

Amber Waves is a Drama Vietnam War film released on 9th March 1980; Joseph Sargent directed the film which stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Mare Winningham.


A drifter stranded in Kansas accepts a job offer from a wheat harvester who, in desperation over his cancer and financial woes, attempts suicide but becomes a father-figure to the young man.

Genres & Themes

Cast (30)

Kurt Russell's profile
Kurt Russell Larry Koenig
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 28
Wilford Brimley's profile
Wilford Brimley
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 45
Mare Winningham's profile
Mare Winningham
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 20
Michael Talbott's profile
Michael Talbott
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 24
Eloy Casados
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 30
Dale Wilson's profile
Dale Wilson
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 29
Dennis Weaver's profile
Dennis Weaver
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 55
Grainger Hines's profile
Grainger Hines
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 31
Walter Massey's profile
Walter Massey
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 51
Fran Brill's profile
Fran Brill
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 33
Bill Morey's profile
Bill Morey
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 60
Penny Fuller's profile
Penny Fuller
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 39
Rossie Harris
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 10
Ted Dykstra's profile
Ted Dykstra
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 18
Robert Weaver
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 26

Production Companies

Time-Life Television Productions

Amber Waves Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
3% 13-19
17% 20-29
13% 30-39
3% 40-49
7% 50-59
3% 60-69
50% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

33% Female
67% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Amber Waves FAQ

When was Amber Waves released?

Amber Waves was released 44 years ago, on Sunday March 9th, 1980.