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The Only Thrill (1997)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1997 (USA)
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Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

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Carol Fitzsimmons
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Colonel Tom Ryan McHenry
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Lola Jennings
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Charlie (as Robert S. Lott)
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Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as well as the story of relationships between Reece's son Tom and Carol's daughter Katherine). Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes your only chance for love comes once.

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Tennessee Valley  »

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The original title was "Tennessee Valley", but a film crew could not be found in the desired area in Tennessee. Production was moved to Austin, Texas, and the project was renamed. See more »

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Tender and provocative love story
7 June 2004 | by (Gig Harbor, Washington) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of the movie Reece McHenry (Sam Shepard) has a moral dilemma. His wife has been in a coma for an extended period and though he is lonely, feels he must remain faithful. Carol Fitzsimmons (Diane Keaton) enters his life and the relationship they develop over a thirty year period becomes the key theme of the movie. Unfortunately we never find out when (or if) Reece's wife ever dies, which is a key factor in understanding the principal characters' motivations and actions. This is a tender love story with subplots that take a too long to develop their connection to one another. Otherwise, the superb performances by Keaton and Shepard make this motion picture a delight.


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