|Created by||Willa Cather (novel)|
|Written by||Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)|
|Directed by||Glenn Jordan|
|Theme music composer||Bruce Broughton|
|Production location(s)||Johnstown, Nebraska|
|Running time||99 minutes|
|Production||Lorimar Productions (Warner Bros. Television)|
Hallmark Hall of Fame
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||February 2, 1992|
|Episode no.||Season 41|
|Original air date||February 2, 1992|
O Pioneers! is a 1992 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel of the same title by Willa Cather. It originally aired as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation on February 2, 1992 on CBS and stars Jessica Lange.
The film centers around a family of Swedish immigrants in Nebraska around the turn of the 20th century. The family's father dies and leaves the family farm to his daughter. She does her best to make the farm work when many others are giving up and leaving.
Much of the filming was done on location in and around Johnstown, in northern Nebraska. Many of the buildings used are still in use today and retain the board sidewalks seen in sections of the film. Also some of it was filmed in Clarkson Nebraska in the northeast part of the state. There, the filming was done at the city's library, which is now the city's office, and a small farmhouse north of town.
It first aired on television on February 2, 1992, and was the second-most watched primetime show of the week.