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Resting Place (1986)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 April 1986
The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The ... See full summary »

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John Korty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Maj. Kendall Laird
Richard Bradford ... Gen. Willard P. Hauer
Morgan Freeman ... Luther Johnson
G.D. Spradlin ... Sam Jennings
CCH Pounder ... Ada Johnson
Frances Sternhagen ... Eudora McCallister
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sarge
John Philbin ... Bradford Erskine
Brian Tarantina ... Sp4 Beyer
Richard Brooks ... Booker T. Douglas
Tegan West Tegan West ... Mervyn Oliver
Buck Herron Buck Herron ... Pvt. Porter
Bob Hannah ... Col. Richard Holmby
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Police Chief
Hugh Jarrett Hugh Jarrett ... Oster
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Storyline

The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The parents are assisted by their neighbor, Mrs. McAlister, in their patriotic and racially divided community. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Resting Place (#35.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Maj. Kendall Laird: February 23rd, 1972. We buried Lt. Johnson today. Finally. But his spirit feels very much alive here. In this town, his men and me. I came here as one kind of person and leaving as another. Together with his family and his men, I think we made a difference. I know Dwight Johnson did.
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above average performances for all involved, especially G.D. Spradlin
13 January 2000 | by dwmorrisonSee all my reviews

As usual, Hallmark Hall of Fame has done an outstanding job of presenting the factual events of the times. Our world is not always a pleasant place, but as these events show, truth and right generally prevail. I like the fact that this experience was an education for all involved, especially John Lithgow's character.


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