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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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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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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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Quotes

[repeated lines]
Maj. Kendall Laird: Why didn't you followed him?
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Excellent Story !!!
5 May 2010 | by RmcfgSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie recently by way of a DVD that I rented. As the "voice of experience" from having previously served in the US Army in the same duty as John Lithgow's character ... I must say that he did one Hell of a good job! I was totally amazed! I usually associate this actor with roles that are "dumb & goofy" ... but he amazed me by performing in a very serious role. The character traits were perfect. The costumes were on target for that period. It was even filmed on location at an army post in Georgia which is where the fictional story was to have taken place. I especially liked the ending when the combined efforts of the men in the (mostly white) Platoon became the force that turned the tide of southern racism and finally allowed a hero to be buried in a place where he originally had NOT been welcome for no other reason than the color of his skin. I grew up in Georgia and even during that same time period of the early 1970s, there were still small communities where the mindset of certain people was still like the 1950s before Civil Rights had taken effect. But overall, I felt that this film was excellent and really did NOT get the attention that it truly deserved when it was first released. Hallmark should replay this once again.

---LTC Ralph Mitchell, US Army (ret)


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