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Resting Place (1986)

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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:
Maj. Kendall Laird
Gen. Willard P. Hauer
Luther Johnson
Sam Jennings
Ada Johnson
Eudora McCallister
Bradford Erskine
Sp4 Beyer
Booker T. Douglas
Tegan West ...
Mervyn Oliver
Buck Herron ...
Pvt. Porter
Bob Hannah ...
Col. Richard Holmby
Mert Hatfield ...
Police Chief
Hugh Jarrett ...


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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27 April 1986 (USA)  »

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

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Eudora McCallister: Major Laird, are you always pontual to the very minute?
Maj. Kendall Laird: Yes, ma'am. I'm well trained by U.S. Army.
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Excellent Story !!!
5 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie recently by way of a DVD that I rented. As the "voice of experience" from having previously served in the US Army in the same duty as John Lithgow's character ... I must say that he did one Hell of a good job! I was totally amazed! I usually associate this actor with roles that are "dumb & goofy" ... but he amazed me by performing in a very serious role. The character traits were perfect. The costumes were on target for that period. It was even filmed on location at an army post in Georgia which is where the fictional story was to have taken place. I especially liked the ending when the combined efforts of the men in the (mostly white) Platoon became the force that turned the tide of southern racism and finally allowed a hero to be buried in a place where he originally had NOT been welcome for no other reason than the color of his skin. I grew up in Georgia and even during that same time period of the early 1970s, there were still small communities where the mindset of certain people was still like the 1950s before Civil Rights had taken effect. But overall, I felt that this film was excellent and really did NOT get the attention that it truly deserved when it was first released. Hallmark should replay this once again.

---LTC Ralph Mitchell, US Army (ret)

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