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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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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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Booker T. Douglas: I've been over there, and I've done my duty. Do you know what that means for a... negro? I even gave blood for a white soldier. Without my blood the guy'd've died! And when he came to and saw the blood was coming from *me*, he actually demanded the transfusion be stopped. And when the doctor told him he'd die if he didn't take my blood, that fucking idiot had to *think* about it before he consented!
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Morgan Freeman was Outstanding
17 August 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this film about an American Soldier who was being returned to his hometown a small city in Georgia. Major Kendall Laird, (John Lithgow) is escorting the remains of this soldier and he has to face the family, Luther Johnson, (Morgan Freeman) and his wife. This procedure usually takes a few days, however, Major Kendall experiences strange behavior by the men who were in combat with this Lt. Johnson, who has been awarded a medal for saving their lives. There is also another problem which involved the burial place for Lt. Johnson because of a racial problem with the town people who do not want a Black person to be buried in their cemetery. There are many twists and turns and this film reveals a very surprising story about what really happened to Lt. Johnson.


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