Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ...
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex-husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, with Emma's son liking Murphy but desperately wanting his father back. Written by
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According to the Wikipedia website, "part of the deal from the [Columbia Pictures] studio, which at that time was owned by The Coca-Cola Company, included an eight line sequence of [Sally] Field and [James] Garner saying the word "Coke" and also having Coke signs appear prominently in the film". See more »
When Murphy visits Emma in the hospital the items on the patient's tray beside her bed keep changing throughout the scene. See more »
[to Emma, who's about to put a flyer on his windshield]
Lady, you're covering up my causes.
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James Garner and Sally Field make an appealing couple involved in a May-December romance. This theme has been done before in films but Garner and Field bring a freshness that gives the production credibility as they form a casual friendship that intensifies as time passes. Field's troublesome and immature ex-spouse shows up to try to win her back and his presence causes an awkward, strained triangle that resolves itself in due course. Garner is a relaxed middle-aged pharmacist who is comfortable with himself and takes each day as it comes. Field is determined to make a new life for herself and her son as a horse trainer in a small Arizona town. Brian Kerwin and Corey Haim as Field's ex-husband and young son are good in supporting roles.
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