The same year's movie Ruby (1992) was made and released about five years after its source stage play "Love Field" by Stephen Davis had been first performed at the Bush Theatre in London, England in 1987. Davis also penned the screenplay for that picture. This movie called Love Field (1992) was first released in the same year as Ruby (1992) but it was not based on Davis' stage production.
For her role in this film, star Michelle Pfeiffer won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1993. Ironically, Denzel Washington, who withdrew from the lead male role of Paul Cater in this film, won the Best Actor award at the same fest for Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992), for playing the real life person Malcolm X. Both that film and Love Field (1992) explore themes relating to racial issues.
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).
"Love Field" in Dallas in Texas, USA is both the name of a public airport and a neighborhood situated in the north-west district of the city. Its use in the film refers to the Love Field Airport, which is also known as Dallas Love Field, as this is where President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Second Lady Lady Bird Johnson, and their entourage, which included Secret Service agents, had landed in Air Force One before the fatal and tragic motorcade journey in Dallas in Texas, USA.
The nickname of Louise Hallett (Michelle Pfeiffer) was "Lurene". The nick-name is an amalgam or conflation of the character's first two names, first name Louise and middle name Irene. Lurene says in dialogue in the film: "I just kind of ran it together: don't know why!".
In the film, Louise Hallett (Michelle Pfeiffer) is so affected and moved by the assassination of Democrat American President John F. Kennedy that her character embarks on a cross-country trip to attend his public funeral. According to show-business trade-paper 'Variety', the character of Lurene "imagines a kinship with [First Lady] Jacqueline Kennedy, since both lost infant children". However, Lurene's blond bombshell image actually evokes that of movie star Marilyn Monroe, whom JFK is well known to have in real life as having an affair with [See: Revealed: JFK's Women: The Scandals (2006) and "Marilyn and the Kennedys" aka Say Goodbye to the President (1985)]. Janet Maslin in a review published on 11th December 1992 in The New York Times commented that Lurene "feels a special psychic bond with Jacqueline Kennedy", "defining herself visibly in terms of Mrs. Kennedy's appeal", but looks like " . . . a cross between the young Mrs. Kennedy and the Marilyn Monroe of The Misfits (1961)".