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Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 February 1993 (USA)
When a woman enrout to JFK's funeral befriends a black man's daughter, they experience numerous revelations and hardships.

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Mrs. Heisenbuttel
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Trooper Exley (as Mark Miller)
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Mrs. Baker
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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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On the day Kennedy died, a love story began. See more »

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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
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The film was both Oscar and Golden Globe nominated in a lead actress category in 1993 for Michelle Pfeiffer for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama statuette respectively but Pfeiffer and the film in both awards systems lost out to Emma Thompson in James Ivory's film of E.M. Forster's Howards End (1992). See more »

Quotes

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 Cry of Battle (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
Arranged by Michael Linn
Performed by Claremont High School Band
Conducted by Gary Lida
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an excellent portrait of the times
18 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not only tells the story of the accidental connection of two people, one black and one white, who would probably have never met in their normal lives, it also presents a vivid portrait of the time in which they lived. Set against the background of the JFK assassination and the aftermath, the protagonists meet and help each other through turning points in their lives. At first wary of each other, they come to understand the forces which have shaped each other's personalities and then come to appreciate the humanity and longing they have in common. Segregation and prejudice on both sides are explored without preaching. Finally it ends if not happily at least on a note of hope.


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