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

**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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Laurette Wilder
Michael Hayden ...
Luke Constable
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Lucas Constable, Sr.
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Aunt Alice
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Pamela Jo Peyton
Akin Babatunde ...
Herschel
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Billy Farber
David Denney ...
Cheeter
Neith Hunter ...
Elaine Phelps
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Terry Buffet
Alissa Alban ...
Victoria Jennings
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Davey Coombs
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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 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 <birdie_d_y@yahoo.com> (with revisions and polishing done by Kelly S.

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Sex. Greed. Murder. How far would you go in the name of love? See more »


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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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Fine film. Definitely worth watching.

This is an excellent movie with an outstanding performance by Laura Leighton. It is a pity that it is not available on video. If anyone has it on tape and would like to trade for something of mine, please drop me an email.


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