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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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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

Redneck: What's going on?
Lurene Hallett: Car trouble. Can we hitch a ride with you in your casual?
Redneck: [notices Paul] Just what's your business with him?
Paul Cater: [gestures to daughter] Stand back, dear.
Lurene Hallett: He gave me a ride.
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Soundtracks

Hail to the Cheif
Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
Lyrics by Albert Gamse (uncredited)
Arranged by Michael Linn
Performed by Claremont High School Band
Conducted by Gary Lida
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Love Fields a real sleeper, one of the best small films ever
7 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! Pfieffer's child-like naiveté is beautifully balanced with the mature competence of Dennis Haysbert's character. This is the first time I'd ever seen Haysbert and I've been a fan ever since. Something about that man...the viewer understands why she falls for him. I ached for both characters. The movie stirs up some feelings about injustice, racism, oppressed women -- a memory of those times but not nostalgia for them. The ending soothes and satisfies all that was stirred up. Love Fields uses only a few people and not a lot of scenery to tell its story, but its quite enough. It is, essentially, a love story -- unexpected, but so right. The period (mid-60's)is well-established and well-maintained. See this movie!


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