Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  25 August 1989 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie DeLoach
Aiken Reed
Hoyt Cunningham
Boots Claibourne
Charles Payton 'Tuck' Tucker
Francesca P. Roberts ...
Keefi (as Francesca Roberts)
Professor Flournoy
Judge Claibourne
Coralee Claibourne
Hazen Gifford ...
Dean Howard


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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Brennender Hass  »

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$1,097,333 (USA)

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Jason Bruce Robertson utilized his 1968 Chevy Camaro SS, as requested due to the need for "older" vehicles. However, it was cut from the film due to continuity issues, with the film supposedly set in the 1950's and not the late 1960's. See more »


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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The book, Heartbreak Hotel, is very worthwhile, no resemblance to the movie.
6 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The book this shameful, waste-of-time movie was based upon is actually quite good. It's called "Heartbreak Hotel" by Anne Rivers Siddons; she writes often about the South and being a mid-westerner, I'm grateful for some of the history and cultural explanations I've gleaned from her novels. Though she frequently can pour it on pretty thickly with lots of words, I find her character development to be good. That's why this movie was so disappointing; everyone was shallow and one-dimensional, there was no attraction for me to see between Maggie and Hoyt. And the sensationalism of Maggie confronting the black woman was blatant pandering and insulting to any of us who grew up during the civil rights years. Shame on the people who re-wrote a decent, moral book into this trashy screenplay! What a waste of talent and money.

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