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Murphy's Romance (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  31 January 1986 (USA)
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going ... See full summary »

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Freeman Coverly
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Amos Abbott
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John C. Becher ...
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Fred Hite
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the 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, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Just when you think you've found the right guy, someone even worse comes along.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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31 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El romance de Murphy  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,762,621 (USA)
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Trivia

James Garner got his only Academy Award Nomination for his portrayal of Murphy Jones. See more »

Goofs

Murphy uses the same fountain dispenser for Coke (when Emma wanted a lemon coke), water (when Emma wanted Excedrin and water) and club soda (when Emma wanted a chocolate soda) and always pulls the handle toward himself. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Murphy: [to Emma, who's about to put a flyer on his windshield] Lady, you're covering up my causes.
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Soundtracks

LOVE FOR THE LAST TIME (THEME FROM MURPHY'S ROMANCE)
Music and Lyrics by Carole King
Performed by Carole King with David Sanborn
Produced by Lou Adler
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A Showcase for James Garner
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Garner (Oscar-nominated) stars as a small town pharmacist in this very good motion picture. Sally Field and her teenage son (Corey Haim) move to the small Texas town and Garner and Field slowly fall head-over-heels for each other. The film is a showcase for Garner's sometimes hidden talents. This is his show and his Oscar nod was well-deserved. Sally Field proves to be a very capable supporter once again as she shares and also steps away from the spotlight throughout. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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