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Resting Place (1986)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 April 1986
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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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
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Mervyn Oliver
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Pvt. Porter
Bob Hannah ...
Col. Richard Holmby
Mert Hatfield ...
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Hugh Jarrett ...
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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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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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Morgan Freeman was Outstanding
17 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this film about an American Soldier who was being returned to his hometown a small city in Georgia. Major Kendall Laird, (John Lithgow) is escorting the remains of this soldier and he has to face the family, Luther Johnson, (Morgan Freeman) and his wife. This procedure usually takes a few days, however, Major Kendall experiences strange behavior by the men who were in combat with this Lt. Johnson, who has been awarded a medal for saving their lives. There is also another problem which involved the burial place for Lt. Johnson because of a racial problem with the town people who do not want a Black person to be buried in their cemetery. There are many twists and turns and this film reveals a very surprising story about what really happened to Lt. Johnson.


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