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Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 February 1993 (USA)
Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive at Love Field... See full summary »

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Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive at Love Field. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides to attend the funeral in Washington D.C. Forced to travel by bus, she befriends Jonell, the young black daughter of Paul Couter. Sensing something wrong, her good intentioned interference leads the mixed race threesome on an increasingly difficult journey to Washington with both the police and Ray looking for them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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A szeretet földje  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,949,148 (USA)
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Dennis Haysbert replaced Denzel Washington at the last minute in the lead male role of Paul Cater. Apparently, Dennis Haysbert actually replaced Eriq La Salle who had earlier replaced Denzel Washington. See more »

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Mrs. Enright: I don't know when we started killing people to solve things.
Paul Cater: I didn't know we stopped.
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa (uncredited)
Performed by Claremont High School Band
Conducted by Gary Lida
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Pfeiffer makes this one worth a look
2 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michelle Pfeiffer's Oscar nominated performance anchors 1992's LOVE FIELD, a surprisingly moving marriage of character study and buddy movie that draws the viewer in with the draw of vividly human characters involved in a somewhat over the top story that manages to hold our attention due to the extreme likability of the two main characters.

Pfeiffer plays a Dallas beautician named Lurene in 1963, who is so devastated by the assassination of JFK that she decides, against her husband's wishes, to travel to Washington DC to attend JFK's funeral and, en route, befriends a black man (Dennis Haysbert)traveling with his daughter, and the relationship that develops between the two when circumstances find the three of them on the run together.

The story takes on an unexpected richness because these two people are part of the racially turbulent 1960's and because of the beautifully evocative performances from the stars. Pfeiffer, in particular, gives us a sad and slightly pathetic creature, wearing a platinum blonde Marilyn Monroe wig that seems to represent her desire to be someone else, her Lurlene is slightly ditzy, bored,lonely, but with a heart as big as all outdoors and the quiet dignity that Haysbert brings to his character in this tense situation is on target. Brian Kerwin also scores in the most significant role of his career as Lurene's abusive brute of a husband, but it is the performances and chemistry of the two stars that make this journey a memorable one.


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