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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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[last lines]
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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above average performances for all involved, especially G.D. Spradlin
13 January 2000 | by (Oviedo Florida) – See all my reviews

As usual, Hallmark Hall of Fame has done an outstanding job of presenting the factual events of the times. Our world is not always a pleasant place, but as these events show, truth and right generally prevail. I like the fact that this experience was an education for all involved, especially John Lithgow's character.

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