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Resting Place (1986)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  27 April 1986 (USA)
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The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Kendall Laird
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Gen. Willard P. Hauer
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Luther Johnson
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Sam Jennings
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Ada Johnson
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Eudora McCallister
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Sarge
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Bradford Erskine
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Sp4 Beyer
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Booker T. Douglas
Tegan West ...
Mervyn Oliver
Buck Herron ...
Pvt. Porter
Bob Hannah ...
Col. Richard Holmby
Mert Hatfield ...
Police Chief
Hugh Jarrett ...
Oster
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The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The parents are assisted by their neighbor, Mrs. McAlister, in their patriotic and racially divided community. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Resting Place (#35.2)  »

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Maj. Kendall Laird: February 23rd, 1972. We buried Lt. Johnson today. Finally. But his spirit feels very much alive here. In this town, his men and me. I came here as one kind of person and leaving as another. Together with his family and his men, I think we made a difference. I know Dwight Johnson did.
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An enjoyable thought-provoking and entertaining TV drama
25 February 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Resting Place" tells of an Army officer (Lithgow) who accompanies the body of a black Vietnam war hero home for burial only to find the cemetery is segregated and the body is shrouded in mystery. A well cast journeyman TV drama, "Resting Place" is a thoughtful and poignant exploration of one man's search for truth among a too divided civilian population and a too unified military unit. Good stuff with a message for everyone.


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