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In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  12 September 1995 (USA)
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**SPOILERS** This is a story of two lovers, Luke and Laurette. Luke is the grandson of a rich Texas family who raised him after the death of his parents. Laurette is daughter of a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurette Wilder
Michael Hayden ...
Luke Constable
Lucas Constable, Sr.
Aunt Alice
Pamela Jo Peyton
Akin Babatunde ...
Billy Farber
David Denney ...
Neith Hunter ...
Elaine Phelps
Terry Buffet
Alissa Alban ...
Victoria Jennings
Margaret Bowman ...
Motel Manager
Vince Davis ...
Davey Coombs


**SPOILERS** This is a story of two lovers, Luke and Laurette. Luke is the grandson of a rich Texas family who raised him after the death of his parents. Laurette is daughter of a blue-collar worker. They have different worlds, different lifestyles... What if they meet? After a car accident with his fiancée, Luke can no longer walk without the assistance of orthopedic canes. Because of his disability, his fiancée leaves him. While at a barbecue at his best friend's home, Luke then meets Laurette. They fall in love and marry despite pressure from Luke's grandparents. But, what happens? Laurette pressures Luke to leave his family or obtain a piece of land, an early inheritance from his grandfather, so that they can live a life separate from his grandparents. Luke's grandfather refuses and Laurette leaves him. Laurette is forced to file for a divorce, but find they are unable to stay apart. They continue to see each other secretly, until Loretta runs out of the money she received from ... Written by Birdie <> (with revisions and polishing done by Kelly S.

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She seduced the richest boy in town and turned him against his family, but this forbidden passion could lead to murder! See more »





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12 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Loosely based on the story of Mississippi's "Delta Prince," Ralph Hand III, and his ex-wife Olivia Browning, which made headlines in November 1989. See more »

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Well done TV movie. Laura Leighton is great! It's on HBO this month!
1 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on HBO, and it was really good...a tragic love story indeed! I really appreciated the fact that the guy at the heart of the story had lost the use of his legs in an accident. It's rare to see a love story involving someone who is physically handicapped. The love that developed between that character and the woman who comes into his life nicely portrayed how I'd like to think love can heal someone's heart. Laura Leighton...all of 27 when she made this movie...was great as the woman so full of life she's able to revive this guy's heart. Unfortunately, since his family is wealthy and her's is not, "problems" develop.

It's playing on HBO some more times this month. Check out the schedule here - ScheduleServlet?ACTION_DETAIL=DETAIL&FOCUS_ID=598947

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