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Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG | | Drama | 25 August 1989 (USA)
Three young sorority women try to find love with potential men, while worrying about changes in their way of life when integration begins at their college in 1957 segregated Alabama.

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Boots Claibourne
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Charles Payton 'Tuck' Tucker
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Keefi (as Francesca Roberts)
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Jenks
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Sister
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M.A.
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Jean
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Professor Flournoy
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Judge Claibourne
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Coralee Claibourne
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Dean Howard
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Alabama, 1957. Pampered Souther belle Maggie DeLoach and her fellow sorority sisters Delia June, Keefi, and chapter president M.A., at Randolph College have lived the cosseted good life, free from worry and the strife that's starting to affect the rest of the Deep South during the Civil Rights movement. But when Maggie meets a liberal and dashing young photographer named Hoyt Cunningham who talks about the impending changes in the South, as well the radical talk from her outgoing classmate Aiken, Maggie knows her life will soon change too. Written by Anonymous

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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$367,091, 27 August 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,097,333
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Trivia

A gas station was coverted into a 1950s diner for the film. Shortly after, this location became the original McAllister's Deli, a restaurant chain currently with over 300 locations. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene with the national guard posted outside the administration building, the air conditioners which are placed prominently in two front windows are certainly not the type or size of air conditioners in 1957. See more »

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References Blonde Sinner (1956) See more »

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I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
Written by Ira Kosloff and George Mysels
Courtesy of Elvis Presley Music
Administered by Unichappell Music, Inc.
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Southern Innocence
2 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I liked this film. It was set in Alabama (I gather in Dothan, home of Fort Rucker, because of the presence of soldiers).

Ally Sheedy was so innocent looking and she fit the part nicely. I was only 15 in the 1957 setting and not interested in civil rights - too busy playing ball and watching the Milwaukee Braves beat the Yankees in the World Series.

Toward the end of the film, who was the governor who let the black girl into the university? It wasn't George Wallace because he blocked the entrance and I believe that would have been at the U of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, or was it a school in Montgomery? I've been to many Alabama cities but all after the protests and riots. I still saw racism; but, that would be true in all states. How can a white person root for a black athlete and still be racist?


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